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    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    June 13, 2013
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    August 9, 2012

    Meet the Politicians in 'The Campaign'

    F-bombs and bestiality aside, Jay Roach's film is a small-town fable

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Jon Lovitz on Going to UCI and Learning to do Stand-up From Scratch

    Jon Lovitz is the kind of comedian who can make a cameo in any movie or T.V. episode and deliver an aura of raunchiness and well-timed wit that's too quirky to turn away from. If the shirt in this photo isn't enough of an indication, one only has to scope out the film resume of the former SNL funny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Is This The Moment Justin Bieber Becomes A Man?

    For those of you not in the know, this past weekend up at the Commons in Calabasas, teen idol Justin Bieber allegedly punched a photographer. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The Biebs, that little squeaky-clean fella who once caused a riot at Roosevelt Field in Long Island because he didn't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 OC Comics...So Far!

    Ahhh Orange County. We might be known for our beautiful weather, pristine coastlines, and gorgeous people but we are soooo much more than that! Orange County is also the stomping grounds of some of the funniest comedic talent. With that said, we thought we'd do a little bragging on some of O.C.'s fi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012

    Jim Belushi

    Irvine Improv

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Ikey Owens in Jack White's Band: Watch the Surprise Appearance on Saturday Night Live

    ​Yep, that's Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents playing the keyboards for Jack White's solo project over the weekend on Saturday Night Live. White guested on SNL to promote the release of his first solo album, Blunderbuss, and it marked his first-ever solo appearance in front of a TV audience. (Linds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    VIDEO: SNL Does 'Real Housewives of Disney'

    ​​Disney and Real Housewives. Last night, two Orange County symbols collided in a hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch staring host Lindsay Lohan as Rapunzel and Kristen Wiig as a boozed-up Cinderella. Warning: Watching it may ruin your childhood forever. 

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Long Beach Symphony Orchestra's Enrique Arturo Diemecke Explains the Musical Joke

    ​Two things pop into my head when I hear the term "musical joke." One is something along the lines of Tenacious D or those classic Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live sketches. You know--stuff that's meant to be funny.The other is a lot less positive and brings to mind the word "trainwreck." We've al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Jim Breuer Talks Dads, Radio and Goats (Yeah, Goats)

    ​You might think you know Jim Breuer from "Half Baked" (his Raw Dog radio show on Sirius), or maybe as the best mammal ever ("Goat Boy" from SNL), but the facts are the facts. Breuer is so much more than just another funny guy. Jim is a dad, a husband, and an all-around good son. Or at least he tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Ben & Jerry's Puts "Schweddy Balls" In Its Ice Cream

    ​Just in time for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 24 with host Alec Baldwin (arguably the best SNL guest host and who also plays Pete Schweddy in the above clip), the ice cream company that has already given Steven Colbert and Jimmy Fallon their own ice cream flavors ("Amer ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011

    'Animal House'

    Regency South Coast Village

  • Film

    May 12, 2011

    'Bridesmaids' Shows This Is a Man's World

    A comedy written by and starring women, this Judd Apatow project is still screwed

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    [UPDATED] Chris Brown's Image Rehab Report Card

    ​UPDATED, MARCH 22, 3:03 P.M.: Cris Brown allegedly had a violent outburst after his Good Morning America appearance this morning. Brown got upset during his interview with co-host Robin Roberts when she asked three times about his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend, Rihanna.   Brown t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Drunk After Work: Out of the Park Pizza​ Out of the Park Pizza is an odd platypus of a place hidden in the back corner of an Anaheim Hills strip mall. It reminds me of the Shimmer floor-wax skit from the original Saturday Night Live."It's a beer geek's hangout!""It's a family pizza parlor with video arcade!" "No, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Today on Twitter: Kanye West's New Album Title

    ​ Yup, that's the new album title. Kanye West's fifth studio album is set for release on Nov. 22. He marked the naming of his album (announced on Twitter, where else) with a Saturday Night Live appearance. Watch it after the jump. [via Pitchfork.]

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Derf Scratch and Susan J. Miller Remembered

    [Mental Notes] Notables in the local music scene pass away

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Rob Schneider! Makin' Copies! At the Brea Improv!

    The Robster!​Rob Schneider...the man, the myth, the stand-up legend? Okay, maybe that's overstating the case. Still, between "The Richmeister" from SNL, Deuce Bigalow, and the guy who says, "You can do it!" in The Waterboy, Schneider has carved out an odd little niche for himself in our comedy con ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2010

    Martin Lawrence

    Terrace Theater

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    November 19, 2009

    Jim Breuer

    Brea Improv

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2009

    Jenny Slate Slips Up on Live Television

    Brand new Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate accidentally dropped the f-bomb on live air--during her first skit ever. EVER. It hasn't quite aired yet here on the west coast but enjoy the clip on YouTube while it's still there. Dig the look of horror on her face immediately after. The good n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    War is Hell, But It Needn't Be Smelly

    ​Have you ever wanted to smell like a Marine?

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    September 2, 2009

    Move Over, Will Ferrell and Jon Lovitz

    Nasim Pedrad​After next season, Will Ferrell (who was born and raised in Irvine) and Jon Lovitz (who got a bachelor's degree from UCI) will not be the only Saturday Night Live alums with ties to Orange County's Stepford. reports that former Irvine resident Nasim Pedrad is one of two wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    VIDEO: 'The Weight,' The New Limb

    OK, so you're not sick of us writing about kooky Costa Mesa quartet the New Limb? No? OK, cool! Enjoy this fun video, featuring their cover of the Band's "The Weight." It's one of their live show staples, but here you can enjoy it over and over again, watching them in this serene living room setting ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    Before It Gets Old: 'We Like Sportz'

    The sequel to seminal Lonely Island video "Just 2 Guyz." I never thought I'd be lucky enough to see a sequel, let alone or that they'd be able to capture the same aesthetic and looks years (and much Saturday Night Live success) later. What a treat to catch up with Guy #1 and Guy #2. And even more en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    Before It Gets Old: 'Jizz In My Pants'

    Actually, no, I can't imagine this ever getting any old--it's far superior to even the lofty heights of "Dick in a Box" and "Lazy Sunday."It was the second (I know, weird) digital short on "Saturday Night Live" last night, but apparently it's also the first single of a forthcoming album coming out i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    No, God!

    Atheist Alliance Convention

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    September 4, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Fallon for It

    Jimmy Fallon

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    March 27, 2008

    Stand-Up Guy

    Darrell Hammond

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    January 10, 2008

    Return to Norm-alcy

    Norm MacDonald

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    January 10, 2008

    Turtle, Turtle

    Dana Carvey

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    January 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 11/09

    DANCING QUEEN, 7:30pm For cabaret lovers. Tibbies, Located at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queen's Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 499-1757 A TUNA CHRISTMAS, 8pm Holiday college production. Check it out. Performing Arts Center, Irvine Valley College AN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 8-3-07

    HOT ROD It's not exactly going out on a limb to say that Andy Samberg has been the best addition to the Saturday Night Live cast in a long time – he's been the main reason that for the first time since the dawn of the Internet age, fans actually started downloading video from the show. While Lorn ... More >>

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    Not Ready for Prime Time DVD

    OnDVD: Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season, 1974-75

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    Talk to the Hand

    Its time to meet the Muppets, other puppets and the people behind them

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Homophobia On the Range

    Breaking down the Brokeback hysteria

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Ashlees Jam

    Down the Rabbit Hole of the Simpson Larynx

  • Columns

    January 13, 2005
  • Culture

    August 12, 2004

    Mohr is Less

    Fan turns on flat-faced weasel

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Less Sugar, More Spice

    Mean Girls, though entertaining, could be meaner

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Quirk Becomes Them

    Squeezing out Sparks

  • Culture

    March 2, 2000

    Blow Hard

    Lewis Black insists hes not a dick

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    The Punkiest Man in Punk

    Lee Ving. Fear him

  • Columns

    February 4, 1999

    Hating Everyone

    That means you!

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