A lot of great music and great groups have come out of Long Beach, but don't discredit the other artists that come out of the city as well. Long Beach is also home to some great comic acts like LB native Jason Collings. When it comes to Jason, you get the feeling that his surroundings had a lot to d ... More >>
This weekend sees the release of the new Kevin James film Here Comes the Boom! We at the Weekly have been anticipating the movie's release for quite some time, if only because it gives us the chance to sneak the phrase "Here comes the Boom" far more often into regular conversation. Yes, "Boom" is an ... More >>
With the first round of the 2012 Presidential Debate happening tomorrow, we're sure both President Obama and Mitt Romney are busy stretching, meditating and fishing through their iPods for the perfect hype music to pump them up for talks about domestic policy. So it seems like a good time to share a ... More >>
Contrary to a lot of what we write about our little county, there are times when people in OC are actually funny on purpose. Not typically thought of as a stronghold for stand-up comedy, you'd be surprised at the gloriously irreverent, local and nationally touring comedians that line up to have thei ... More >>
It's clear that Yellow Red Sparks are the kind of band committed to fighting the good fight. In the years since their heartfelt folk rock sound branched out of the OC music scene, they've managed to hold onto the work ethic that elevated them to one of the must-see acts in places like Detroit Bar, L ... More >>
Watching your former bandmates succeed can be a tough thing, especially when you're Chris Porterfield of Field Report. Having played with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and members of Megafaun, the Wisconsin-native thought his chances of becoming a full-time musician passed when his former band, DeYarmon ... More >>
We all know Shawn and Marlon Wayans from their various roles in, White Girls, Scary Movie, Dance Flic, and the best movie of all time, Don't be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. But real talk, the list goes on and on and one has time for all of that. Since these guys s ... More >>
Whether its movies like Scary Movie, The Wayans Brothers, White Chicks, Dance Flick, or Don't be a Menace, the name "Wayans" goes hand in hand with the word laughter. This Thursday through Saturday (April 21 to April 23), Shawn and Marlon Wayans are coming to the Irvine Improv.