December 6, 2012
The San Francisco comic W. Kamau Bell turned ears with his raucous and barbed FX show "Totally Biased" and his popular podcast "The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture" with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. But in stand-up form, he's at his most provocative and cutting. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $25. http://www.largo-la.com.
November 29, 2012 |
It's been a big week for Humphrey Bogart. Monday was the 70th anniversary of the New York premiere of his iconic Oscar-winning film "Casablanca," and on Tuesday Sotheby's announced that the famed piano from the romantic drama is up for auction. Now the legendary tough guy, who died of cancer 55 years ago at the age of 57, is having his own film festival. The first annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is set for May 2-5 in Key Largo, Fla. Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall starred in the 1948 noir classic "Key Largo," for which Claire Trevor earned a supporting actress Oscar as a boozy gangster's moll.
November 8, 2012
There will never be another Prince, but Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum make a good go at it with their cover band Princess. The two actors and musicians will tackle the Purple One's catalog at this genuine homage to guitar shredding and droll sex appeal. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8L30 p.m. Sat. $30. largo-la.com.
November 1, 2012 |
Adam Horovitz, known the world over as Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, will perform at Largo at the Coronet on Dec. 2. The musician will appear as part of what the venue describes as "a great night of music and comedy on Largo's intimate stage," along with "friends and NYC sensation Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments. " Horovitz returns for one of his first public performances since the death of longtime friend and bandmate Adam Yauch , who succumbed to cancer in May. The identity of the "friends" listed as performing with Ad Rock is to be determined, but you can be certain it will be a typically varied Largo evening.
October 18, 2012
The blues and roots music legend Taj Mahal rings in his 70th year with an incredibly intimate show at Largo. While devoted to American guitar music, his career has dipped toes into the music of the Caribbean, West Africa and even farther-flung locales. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fri. $40. largo-la.com.
October 10, 2012 |
Comedian Tig Notaro's downtown Los Angeles loft is oddly intact considering she is moving across the country in the morning. She's about to start a new job with Comedy Central, she has a new book deal with Ecco, her debut comedy album, "Good One," is now No. 2 in its category on iTunes, and reporters from Vanity Fair and the New Yorker are calling later about a new comedy recording of hers on Louis C.K.'s website. Still, as she relaxes on the taupe couch that divides her industrial-modern kitchen and airy, sun-lit living room, Notaro seems utterly unflustered.
September 25, 2012 |
Comic Tig Notaro will publish a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays with Ecco in 2015, the publisher announced Tuesday. Notaro , who has had her own 30-minute special on Comedy Central, has written for TV, has been heard on "This American Life" and regularly appeared on the full gamut of late-night shows, did a set at Largo in August that brought her special attention. Scheduled to appear for her monthly show at Largo with Louis CK as a special guest, Notaro first went to a doctor's appointment.
July 19, 2012
COMEDY Comedian Bo Burnham might be best known as the youngest comic to record a Comedy Central special, but precocity is the least of his talents. Perhaps the leading voice of acerbic Millennial angst, he's performed on "Chelsea Lately," IFC and nearly every comedy fest that matters. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
July 12, 2012
COMEDY Already one of the top performers today who took stand-up comedy into rock clubs in the '00s with the Comedians of Comedy Tour (also featuring Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford and Brian Posehn), Patton Oswalt made the leap into new corners of his craft since reaching greater fame in films such as Pixar's "Ratatouille" and "Young Adult. " Honed by his experiences as a new father, his latest album "Finest Hour" is aptly named, and here at his monthly set at Largo he'll be joined by fellow comics who will surely keep the laughs coming.
June 28, 2012
A comic who specializes in a taboo-busting form of mischievously delivered shock and awe, Sarah Silverman's profile isn't quite as sky-high as when she was inspiring complimentary magazine profiles in the wake of her one-woman-show-turned-movie "Jesus Is Magic," but she still has a sharp eye for digging into sacred cows. Here she'll be joined by a roster of guests that includes Natasha Leggero, Eddie Pepitone and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Thurs., 8:30 p.m. $25. http://www.largo-la.com .