LINKS - DAVE APPROVED


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Go to the sites Dave Goes to

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Comics

Lord Carrett - Very funny comic that just released an "Unsweetened comedy album.
Andrea Levin - Funny comic, sketch performer, and web designer.  She did the homepage and top menu right here at davidspark.com
The People Must Know - Brand new comedy news paper a la The Onion.  Little darker in some areas.  From good bud, Bill Bernat.
Alan Olifson - Gigabit - The ladies dig his funny.
Arj Barker - Funny bud who also has a great site.
Slackzone - Site for Bay Area band "Most Chill Slackmob."  Three of the members are local comics.
Johnny Steele - San Francisco Comedy Competition award winner started a comedy series (Big Mook) running through the Bay Area over the summer.
Robert Hawkins - Work horse SF comic.
Rob Paravonian - Great comic that plays very original clever tunes. NOT a "guitar comic."
Tony Dimond - Just started a comedy writing and improv school.
Frances Callier - Director of the Chicago Improv Festival.
Chris Duffy - SF comic that produces one of the best rooms in SF, Fool's Paradise.
Gary Cannon - Co producer of Fool's Paradise.
Brian Malow - Has a great live daily show on PlayTV called "But Seriously with Brian Malow."
Don McMillan - Comic/Computer Geek.  Won the SF Comedy Competition and Star Search.
Up Yours People - Humor magazine co-created by Heather Woodhull
Kathleen Madigan - Stand up comic of the year winner, and a good bud.
Lord Carrett - Don't confuse his rockabilly hair for being gay.
Tom Rhodes - Just launched his site, RhodesWorld.com.  One of the first comics I ever worked with.
Barry Lank - Writes a humor column for for the Herald News in Passaic County, New Jersey.
Joe Bartnick - A giant of funny.  Site created by girlfriend, Tracy.
Jim Short - The guy's got a heavy buzz in SF.  Site created by his brother.
Al Madrigal - Funny bud that's also a member of the Fresh Robots.
Fresh Robots - The only funny sketch group in SF right now.  Al Madrigal, Mike Spiegelman and Colin Mahan.  
Tom Smith - Produces a bunch of great SF comedy rooms, plus gives the Gold Rush tour on FOOT! Tours.
W. Kamau Bell - Fellow Chicago comic and animation director.
Greg Behrendt - Fellow SF comic that scored his own HBO special, Mantastic.
Dave Burleigh - SF Comedy Competition Finalist, and great football player.

Non Comics

SparkMD.com - My dad's, Dr. Richard F. Spark, website.  Produced by me.
TK-Productions - Has great information on film making.  Subscribe to the Auteur newsletter.
Dan Dion - Photographer - Friend who photographs comedians and bands in San Francisco.
Tim Sweezey - Head of IT at ZDTV actually found some time to make a website.
Aw Yeah - Band comprising three of my coworkers.
Gavin Goeldner - Site filled with Australian slang.
Michael Zapruder - Started a site, 52songs in which he introduces one of his new songs every week, all year.  He also plays for the local band, Vagabond Lovers
Sharael Feist - Fellow writer at ZDTV.
Jeremy Randall - Former ZDTV IT guy who was also a temporary host of The Screen Savers.
Brendan and Elana Kehoe's Journal - Journeying around the country my former coworker catalogs the events.
Web, White and Blue - My aunt's involved in this site that has collective information about political campaigns.
Wushu-Leda - Martial arts instructor that teaches my mom Tai Chi.
Michael Collins - Coworker that edits all my Hot Files of the Day.
Andy Ihnatko - Junior high school friend that's now the consummate critic on the Mac.
Dan Killeen - Great cartoonist that did the cartoons for The Professor of Comedy.
Subbrilliant News - Coworker Tom Merritt's online humor magazine.
Video Game Slams - Video game TV show produced by coworkers Kimberly and Michael Baldwin.

Comedy
I'm kind of a comedy snob, and I must say there aren't that many great comedy sites.  But here are a few:

The Onion - Don't bother looking.  You won't find anything funnier.
ComedyNet - Compendium of various comedy shows.
Kids In The Hall Transcripts - Hands down the funniest sketch comedy group ever. 
Qcomedy.com - SF gay comedy website.
Mock Cafe - Small hip SF room in the Mission.

Lenny Bruce - Some of you new punk comics have no idea who Lenny Bruce is.  Educate yourself.  Go to this site.
Improv Archives - Real Video archives of tons of comedians.
Bay Comedy - Great site that gives all the info plus photos of showcases in the Bay Area.

Jokes.com - Unbelievable archive of jokes.

Voyeurism Online

Magellan's Search Voyeur - What people are searching on the Web right now.  I can watch this for hours.
PoliceScanner.Com - COPS 24 hours a day.
Excite Search Voyeur - More Voyeurism
MetaSpy Exposed - Even More Voyeurism
AskJeeves Peek Through The Keyhole - Questions people are asking of Jeeves.  Too bad they'll never find the answer.  AskJeeves SUCKS!
Kanoodle.com Search Spy - Another one.
Savvy Snoop - Cnet's version
SearchLynx - Yet one more.

Tech News

Every day I search the following sites for the day's tech news:
Yahoo (ZDNet, Reuters, Wired, AP)
San Jose Mercury
Cnet
NY Times
Bloomberg
CoolInfo - Great daily tech and gaming news.

whatis.com - Don't know what a certain computer term or acronym means?  Go here.
LibrarySpot - Great jumping off point for any kind of research.

Movies-TV-Music

Le Video - Great video store in SF that has their entire collection online.
CelebSite - Great launching point for info on any celebrity.
The Movie Cliches List
The Movie Sounds Page
The Internet Movie Database - If you haven't been here, you haven't been on the web.
Movie Review Query Engine - Find movie reviews, past and present.
The Ultimate Band List - They have full rights to this name.
Upcoming Guests on Late Night Talk Shows - Can sign up to get on mailing list.
Entertainment Asylum - Has great real video interviews.
Film.com - Collection of current movie reviews
Drew's Script-O-Rama - Great warehouse of TV and Film scripts.

Miscellaneous

Juggling Information Service - Oh yeah, I juggle too.

Tape Tradin'

The BIG list of prank links
The Looney Bin - Prank Calls in Real Audio


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