The first Improv comedy club had virtually nothing to do with comedy. Broadway producer Budd Friedman founded the now legendary franchise in 1963 as an intimate spot for performers to eat, drink coffee, and sing along to piano ditties after their shows. Soon after, the club’s first comedian, Dave Astor, performed on a whim to try out new material. The stand-up set was a hit and led to the venue’s eventual transformation into a full-blown comedy club. New York’s hottest comedians would do nearly anything to be featured on the Improv stage; for instance, it's rumored that Lily Tomlin hijacked a parked limousine in order to make a stunning entrance when first meeting Budd.
As part of the respected chain of Improv comedy clubs—where comedic heavyweights such as Andy Kaufman, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld first started working the stand-up circuit—San Jose Improv lives up to the reputation set by its preceding locations by hosting a full calendar of well-known comics and promising up-and-comers. Audience members can fuel laughter with pub grub such as buffalo wings and barbecue prime rib sandwiches, all while sipping a cocktail to avoid eye contact with the giant rubber chicken sitting at the next table.
Discover the Dinosaurs displays the loveliest pieces of art and culture in San Jose.
With food just the way you like it, this museum elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this museum.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So this weekend, don't do the same old thing. Head to Discover the Dinosaurs!
Peninsula Symphony, founded in 1949 with the goal of enriching communities with affordable musical productions, grew from a grassroots ensemble to a 90-plus-member orchestra of well-trained local musicians. Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein leads the ensemble with a steady baton, a sharp ear, and the stamina to carry on through the inevitable triple encore.
From amazing hair color options to edgy cuts, you can't go wrong with a hair care treatment from LMG Attractions in Tracy.
Walk away from this highly rated salon with a bounce in your step as you face the world with a chic new 'do.
Ready for a change in your style? Stop by LMG Attractions for a fabulous new look.
When the Modesto Symphony Orchestra played their first concert in 1931, the town had
17,000 residents—making it the smallest settlement with its own symphony orchestra in the nation. But even as their city has grown around them, the orchestra's members have retained their timeless commitment to fine music. The group continues to perform seasons that blend soul-stirring classics with toe-tapping pops pieces. The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra also adds their freshly sprouted strings to the mix, either during their own concerts or guest appearances with the ensemble.
What do you call it when 25 pubs spontaneously appear in a city square? A very lucky day. The party runs from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. at a gallery of custom-made, Ireland-themed bars and restaurants on 11th Street between K and L. But the canvas drinking holes are hardly the most eye-catching part of the party—that honor is a toss up between Grace O'Malley's Fantastic Voyage, a DJ stage shaped like a life-size pirate ship, and the EDM ball held at 51 Fifty Celtic Chaos Irish Castle, a fortress of funk built for one night only.