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  • How one man's funny business is fueling the growth of streaming comedy specials

    By Jared Sichel

    November 24, 2015 | 10:01 am

    “I just beg people. All day, all day,” Brian Volk-Weiss said only half-jokingly, as he hung up a phone that rang just as he began to describe what it’s like being one of America’s most influential (not his words) executives in the big — and growing bigger — arena of streaming...

  • Actor Jason Segel opens up about childhood as Jewish outsider

    July 31, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of  “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.

    Segel sat down for the Monday podcast ahead of the release of film “The...

  • Calendar April 5-11

    By Laura Donney

    April 2, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    SAT | APR 5


    University of Southern California professor Josh Kun has done some digging to bring you little-known songs about, and from, our City of Angels. Using sheet music archives, Kun shares the evolution of song in our city and how those...

  • Mayor Garcetti lands spot on ‘Forward 50’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 13, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has earned a place on The Jewish Daily Forward’s annual list of 50 Jewish newsmakers of 2013. 

    Released on Nov. 11, the Forward’s list is a collection of the Jews whose accomplishments in politics, culture, religion, education, activism and other...

  • June 15-21

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    SUN JUNE 16


    American Jewish University’s inaugural arts festival begins with an evening of contemporary dance with BODYTRAFFIC and the L.A. Dance Project, directed by Benjamin Millepied, a choreographer best known for his work on “Black Swan.” The...

  • Alison Brie on her very Jewish mother

    May 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    This week on his podcast, Jewish comedian Marc Maron chats with Alison Brie, who opens up about lots of stuff, including what it was like splitting her time between her divorced interfaith parents as a kid.

    On weekends with her dad she’d go to Sunday school at his Christian-Hindu...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: May 11–17, 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    May 8, 2013 | 10:43 am

    SAT MAY 11


    Known as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” the five-time Grammy-nominated Feinstein covers classics from musical theater as well as the songs of Frank Sinatra and other standards. $40-$85. 8 p.m. California State University,...

  • Sept. 21-27

    By Ryan Torok

    September 19, 2012 | 10:49 am

    [SAT SEPT 22]

    “Wtf Live!” @ Riot 
    Marc Maron’s refreshingly honest — not to mention popular — podcast features one-on-one interviews with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Tonight, the stand-up comedian hosts “WTF With Marc Maron” before a live audience as part of...

  • Comedy, seriously

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 7, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Can comedy save a life?

    A few years ago, Marc Maron, a comic of more than 25 years standing, was at his lowest point — rock bottom — ready to give up on everything, even his life. Today, he has a just-released new comedy album, “This Has to Be Funny” (Comedy Central...

  • To Laugh Again

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, club owners told comedian Marc Maron to lay off the topic. But the premiere alternative comic just couldn't let it alone.

    "The TV spin is all just white noise," says the 38-year-old performer, who'll riff on the attacks on Nov. 5 at the Beverly...