The Renegade Rip

Hulu’s “Palm Springs” makes up for underwhelming comedy with a lot of heart

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

July 31, 2020

It’s a premise that has been done many times before: the lead gets stuck in a time loop. Whether it’s the horror film “Happy Death Day,” the action film “The Edge of Tomorrow,” or the classic “Groundhog Day,” everyone is bound to have seen at least one iteration of this tired concept. The romantic comedy “Palm Springs” doesn’t exactly reinvent the redundant...

Rocket Shop Cafe hosts comedy open mic night

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

October 21, 2019

On Thursday nights at the Rocket Shop Café they have comedy open mic night is hosted by Daniel Betts. he has hosted the event every Thursday for the past two years.  But they are the longest-running comedy open mic night in Bakersfield. Many seasoned comedians do their set telling old and new jokes for the crowd. The first-timers are supported by the veteran comedians and...

Seth Rogen’s “Good Boys” is enjoyable for its mature humor and gags

David Portillo, Reporter

September 6, 2019

From the raunchy, foul, and hilarious mind of comedian Seth Rogen comes a comedy of smaller, or rather, younger proportion. This summer gave audiences the comedy “Good Boys,” produced by Rogen and directed by Gene Stupnistky. The movie is a typical Rogen comedy packed with drugs, alcohol, violence, and swearing. But through all of its crudeness, the film sheds light...

Offensive comedy gives comedic relief

AK Pachla, Reporter

October 7, 2015

I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor, and I credit my parents for this. "Funny" is the emotional thread that runs through my childhood. "Funny" trumped everything, even when it wasn't intended to. My father would occasionally blurt things out in the middle of yelling at one of us kids that would make the whole affair spontaneously devolve into a standup routine. And...

You may not know him, but he matters

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2011

Everyone who has seen “The Hangover” knows who Zach Galifianakis is, but they might not know about his incredibly odd standup comedy act. Galifianakis constantly pushes the envelope and actively tries to interfere with his audience. This style of standup was pioneered by one man who didn’t want to be called a comedian, Andy Kaufman. The 2011 Andy Kaufman Award,...

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