Often comedy showcases are up-and-down affairs. Happily, that wasn't the case for last night's 826 Valencia benefit at San Francisco's Magic Theater. Two nicely balanced sets of stand-up, sketch, and film. It was, as the kids like to say, all good. Still, if an MVP must be chosen, it would have to be the deliriously wonderful star of Strindberg and Helium. I thought I was in the loop, but apparently, the little gaseous one has already appeared at Sundance, on Comedy Central, and even has his own line of clothing. My hat is off to you, Eun-Ha Paek.

March 06 - 9:03 PM