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    March 26, 2014

    Stephen Colbert Fires Shots at North Carolina Barbecue While Interviewing NC Congressman

    It's no secret that Stephen Colbert feels strongly about his barbecue. He grew up in South Carolina, one of the major centers of American barbecue, after all, so what'd he do when interviewing G.K. Butterfield, the representative of North Carolina's first congressional district? Take a few (not part ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Start Watching Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews Tonight or Wait for April 6 "Jew-a-thon"

    British historian Simon Schama made his third visit to The Colbert Report earlier this month to plug his new book dropping April 1 and accompanying PBS program that begins airing locally tonight and are both titled The Story of the Jews. Or, if you play your Rosh Hashana Cards right, you can wait u ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 6, 2014

    Lewis Black

    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    September 12, 2013

    Maz Jobrani

    Irvine Improv

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 16, 2013

    UN Recommends Bugs For Protein; Colbert Report Objects!

    There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Inmates Have Been Reviewing Prisons On Yelp!

    Yelp is many things to many people: a bully pulpit or simply just a bully to businesses barely trying to make it. It's been ridiculed, parodied, and satired...but this next story is so surreal, even the people at Yelp probably didn't see it coming. The Washington Post ( ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Eric Burdon to Play The Coach House Friday Night

    This Friday night, Eric Burdon, one of the last standing icons from the golden age of rock, will be hitting the stage at The Coach House, one of only a handful of shows the singer has planned in 2013. Over the past few years, Burdon has experienced a revival of sorts. At last year's South-by-Southw ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    John Pinette

    Irvine Improv

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    December 31, 2012

    Comedian Brad Williams Proves That Sometimes Humping a Chick's Leg Can Lead to a Career

    I'll admit...I feel good about talking to someone that I might actually be taller then. It's few and far between in my life. As they say, good things come in small packages and when it comes to comedian Brad Williams, don't let his miniature frame fool you because this guy is supplying gigantic laug ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Bill Bellamy

    Irvine Improv

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    October 25, 2012

    More American Than Jay Chen?

    Ignoring racist emails is all in a day's work for the Democratic congressional candidate

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    July 12, 2012

    Milo Greene


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    April 19, 2012

    Esteben Colberto v. Minuteman Jaime Gilchristo on Tonight's Colbert Report?

    Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project--think the American Revolution, only the British have been replaced by desperate brown people looking for work--makes an appearance on tonight's Comedy Central masterpiece, The Colbert Report.Can we expect an appearance by Esteban Colberto?

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    February 16, 2012
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    December 15, 2011

    Rebecca Black Is 2011's Most-Searched Subject on Google

    ​The most-searched subject on Google for 2011 was not Steve Jobs, nor Casey Anthony. Occupy Wall Street? Psh. Didn't even make the list. According to the Google Zeitgeist, the device that tracks how often something is searched and how fast the search catches speed, the OC's very own Rebecca ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Get on Jimmy Fallon for Anthrax's Performance!

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​When Anthrax takes the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, they want fans to fill the show's band benches. And yes, you can win a chance to do it by clicking on will take you to "Late Night's" "Band Bench" ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011

    Rita Rudner

    Laguna Playhouse

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    August 12, 2011

    Manny Pacquiao's Love Ballad Hits The Charts

    ​Manny Pacquiao can knock a dude out, but can he hit falsetto? The Filipino boxing champ and congressman has long moonlighted as an amateur crooner--check out these five YouTube videos--but now he's turning his passion into a full-fledged third career. This week, his single, "Sometimes When W ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Archers of Loaf to Tour

    ​North Carolina's 1990s noise rockers Archers of Loaf are touring, marking the band's first tour since 1998. The band saw significant airplay on alternative radio, and was perhaps best known in indie circles for their 1993 debut album Icky Mettle, which featured fuzzy, guitar-driven rock with squa ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Montel Williams Opening Sacramento Marijuana Club

    ​The longtime host of the Montel Williams Show is opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, according to various news outlets including Village Voice Media's very own Toke of the Town blog. Williams, who suffers from multiple scleroris, has been an outspoken advocate of medical cannabi ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    An Open Letter to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart RE: Taco Bell

    The Daily Show - Back in Black - Meat EditionTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on FacebookDear Mr. Stewart,First of all, big fan. I am one of those who believe you are indeed "The Most Trusted Man In America." If I had a few hundred bucks and vacation ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Kevin MacDonald, Long Beach State Hate Professor, Claims Jews are Blocking Interview He Did With The Daily Show From Airing

    ​It's been a couple of months since we last paid much attention to Kevin MacDonald, the Long Beach State psychology professor who's an Irvine resident and a bigwig at the white-power, terrorist-inspired American Third Position Party. So we missed his January essay on the white-supremacist ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Before It Gets Old: Josh Groban Sings Kanye West's Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    ​In a move that raises him 50 gazillion cool points, Josh Groban appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to promote his latest album, The Best Tweets of Kanye West. In the must-see spoof, Groban crooned, in beautiful operatic form, the gems of the rapper's Twitter stream, including "Do you know ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Proof: Social Distortion on TV for the First Time in 30 Years

    ​Last week Social D announced that they were going to be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!--yes, a TV show--for the first time in their 30-year career. Last night, it finally happened. (Like we said before, this probably means American TV, since they've been on other European TV shows before.)The ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    Confucius Says, "Be Wary of 'Daily Show'"

    flickr user elkitBreaking the news.​The campaign against a public school's "Confucius Classroom" by the Chinese-American activist who last September organized demonstrations over the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum's Mao Tse-Tung statue is about to get national media exposure--f ... More >>

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    March 9, 2010

    Man Hater from Irvine Nudist Dr. Phil = Lawsuit!

    Hitspinner @​Irvine resident Shirley Rae Dieu wants to sue the pants off of Dr. Phil and CBS Television for making her face a pants-less man--and a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles is all for it.Today, Judge Elizabeth Allen White rejected a defense motion alleging Dieu's lawsui ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Team Conan

    When something big hits the news, it's always interesting to see how that translates on Etsy. Take the big Jay Leno / Conan O'Brien controversy on NBC right now. It seems that the Etsy community leans more in favor of Conan (and rightfully so!) - do a search for Jay Leno and ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    OC's Something Corporate Reunites to Headline Bamboozle

    ​Alt-rockers Something Corporate, one of the biggest band to come out of Orange County in past decade, has confirmed they will reunite following a five-year hiatus to headline Bamboozle California 2010. The festival takes place March 27-28 at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. No offical word yet on what ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    See Dick Run . . . Away From Indoctrination Into the Gay Vegan Godless Proletarian Revolution!

    ​Katharine DeBrecht, a Fox News favorite who has already foisted onto young minds Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, has written a follow-up titled Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country!, an anti-Obama screed she boasts is "a hilarious and entertaining way ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: All Time Low, Paramore, More

    ​All Time Low are currently experiencing an all time high (I'm sorry, really) amount of exposure through their new album, Nothing Personal--which defied expectations by debuting #4 on Billboard and got them an appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Ride the wave of their success on Nov ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Shatner Reading Palin vs. Huell Howser Tripping

    Earlier today, Weekly food blogger Lesley McCave forwarded a video from The Tonight Show Starring Conan O'Brien featuring William Shatner reading from Sarah Palin's goodbye, Alaska speech:Its reign as the Greatest Video Ever only lasted a few minutes, however. That's because a scroll through LA Time ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon

    The Grove of Anaheim

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 3, 2009

    Nixon Apologist Remembers Bill Hicks' Ultimate Letterman Snub

    Following Friday night's airing, 15 years after the fact, of Bill Hicks' 12th appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, which was originally censored by the host himself that October 1993 night, a touching remembrance of the late, great, politically charged comedian comes from an unlikely so ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    John Campbell <3 Obama, Says Colbert

    Ha, our South-County U.S. Rep (and, apparently, fledgling beardo) gets a shout out on last night's Colbert Report. For some reason, he's labeled "Jim Campbell," but nope, that's John.Around the 2:20 mark: .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url(' ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Gosh Darn Funny

    Clean Comedy Night

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    November 21, 2008

    Stephen Colbert on This Fall's New Albums

    From last night's "Colbert Report": Stephen takes on Evolver by John Legend, That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy by Toby Keith, and of course, the once-elusive, now-ubiquitous Chinese Democracy. Sure, it's just a thinly veiled plug for his Christmas special on Sunday, but it's worth it for the iTunes cover ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Tonight: Neil Hamburger at Alex's Bar!

    Why did NASA send a titanium copy of the latest Linkin Park album to every planet in our solar system? Well, to kill off any interest that the aliens may have had in invading earth. That's one of the many jokes in the considerable arsenal of Neil Hamburger, "America's youngest comedian." For those ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Dat Phan Begins

    Dat Phan and Friends

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    June 29, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    'Why do assimilated Mexicans lose their language and find Spanglish acceptable?'

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    June 29, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    June 21 - June 27

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    April 20, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Imagine Me on a Bus!

    Stop us if youve heard this one before . . .

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    January 19, 2006

    First Person

    Truth and Fiction in John Wayne's America
    James Frey and Me

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    February 26, 2004
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    January 13, 2000

    Coxs Flaccid Report

    Vaunted Chinese Spy Report Unravels

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