Well known comedian Lewis Black performed at the Arlington Theatre, with comedian, John Bowman, opening the show. I shot the first fifteen minutes or so of each set and left soon after since I'm not particularly fond of Black's political angle, which seemed to come through in most of his rants.
Read the story by Jenny Schlax on thearlingtontheatre.com.
One of my favorite working comedians of all time came this year to the Santa Barbara Bowl. Comedian, Ted Alexandro, was a good choice to open the show. And Gaffigan made me laugh so hard my cheeks were sore. While I was shooting, I was trying so hard to hold back laughter that I couldn't keep my big lens steady. I had five minutes to shoot from the soundboard.
As a Gaffigan fan, I can definitely say that the images I captured are classically him. Check them out at sbbowl.com/photos.
Though he's not one of my favorite acts, Bill Maher is undoubtedly a well known, political satirist, so I wan't going to pass on providing photos for the resulting article on thearlingtontheatre.com. All photos were shot with my 400mm lens on a Canon 5D III. A teleconverter was used on some.
Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, and his partner in crime, Lynda Barry, gave a humor-filled presentation at the Arlington Theatre. Brought in by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the two expained how they got started and who were the inspirations for their fantastic characters.
Read the full story by Bill Buescher on thearlingtontheatre.com
Aziz Ansari performed to a giant crowd of millenials at the Arlington Theatre, providing plenty of great laughs.
Shooting conditions were pretty good. The lighting was rather dark, but both performers were nicely animated. See photos of Aziz and cohort, Joe Mande on thearlingtontheatre.com.
This was my second opportunity to shoot the fluffy legend of comedy, Gabriel Iglesias. Mr. Igesias always performs with a hand-picked group of other Comedy Central comedians. This year, Gabriel has lost some serious weight, but he's lost nothing comically.
I like shooting "Fluffy" because he always makes the show personal, like he's sharing a personal part of himself to his audience, half-joking about some rather serious issues that have been confronting him lately.
Along with Iglesias, we saw performances from Martin Moreno, Alfred Robles and Santa Barbaran native, Lance Patrick. See the photos and review on thearlingtontheatre.com.
What an absolute privilege it was to shoot one of the most legendary comedians of all time! A few nights ago, Bill Cosby came to town and performed to a near-capacity crowd.
Mr. Cosby was wearing a somewhat odd sweater, which from a purely visual arts point of view, was not optimal. He did, however, utilize a few simple props, which added a little bit of dynamics. Most of the show he was seated, but he did stand for a bit and even once lay flat on the stage to emphasize a particular story.
See the photos and read the review on thearlingtontheatre.com.