Michael Benninger

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  • Laughing stock: December stand-up comedy shows

    Laughing stock: December stand-up comedy shows

    Comedians performing at comedy venues around San Diego this month include Amy Schumer, Bobby Lee and Chris D'Elia. 12.1 Al Madrigal "I'm actually half-Mexican. Get used to it, 'cause in about five to 10 years, you're all gonna be related to one. I guarantee you that whether you like it or not....

  • November stand-up comedy shows

    November stand-up comedy shows

    11/3-5: Craig Robinson "Ain't no party like a no-panty party, cause a no-panty party don't stop!" - Craig Robinson in This Is the End @ The American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com 11/4-5: Alycia Cooper "Everything gets on my nerves. Especially when people ask if I have kids. Hell no, I ain't...

  • Beyond the Pale

    Beyond the Pale

    Photos by Howard Lipin Having served craft beers alongside locally sourced entrees for the past five years, the folks behind East Village 's British-style gastropub, Knotty Barrel, are unveiling a newly constructed brewery to call their own. When the taqueria next door to the Market Street bar...

  • Reel cool: November movie openings

    Reel cool: November movie openings

    TROLLS Find your happy place. Fantasy | Adventure Directors: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn Starring: Anna Kendrick , Justin Timberlake , Russell Brand In theaters: Nov. 4 An idealistic dwarf and her cantankerous counterpart team up on an unlikely adventure to save their fuzzy friends and family from...

  • October Comedy Shows

    10.1: Bob Saget @ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org "Sex isn't everything. A healthy relationship is one where you talk & listen to the other person. Before you pay them to have sex with you." - Bob Saget on Twitter   10.6-8: Aparna Nancherla @ American Comedy Co., americancomedyco.com "I find...

  • Blonde Ambition

    Photos by Nancee E. Lewis Born in Alaska and raised in Orange County, Bartender of the Month Jeremiah Zimmerman settled in San Diego more than a decade ago and has called North Park home ever since. If his face looks familiar, it may be because he plays keyboards and guitar for The Silent Comedy,...

  • Reel deal: October Movie Openings

    Reel deal: October Movie Openings

    THE ACCOUNTANT Calculate your choices. Crime | Drama Director: Gavin O'Connor Starring: Ben Affleck , Anna Kendrick , J.K. Simmons In theaters: October 14 A certified genius with severe social issues poses as a mild-mannered CPA but secretly handles the finances for some of the most sinister criminals...

  • Stoked About Campfire

    Stoked About Campfire

    Photos by Jamie Scott Lytle Soon to light up Carlsbad's after-dark scene is a dining experience that will warm patrons year-round. Slated to open September 10, Campfire is a new, 180-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant project from John Resnick, former general manager at Little Italy's Craft & Commerce...

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