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Despite logistical challenges, Clusterfest brings gut-busting laughs to San Francisco

Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, a three-day comedy and music festival, returned to San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza for the second year in a row, bringing headlining big names including Trevor Noah, The Lonely Island, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, Amy Schumer and Jon Stewart. The popular event also featured talkbacks with comedians and entertainment artists, musical acts…

The crew of Cru, part 2

Day of Cru dinner Jerry, 11 a.m. The kitchen is bustling and the work has invaded the dining area. I find Andrew, still slicing vegetables (it’s cucumbers this time). In front of him, “Big Boy,” a contraption of two sous vide machines in tandem, slow cooks pork. Andrew said he went grocery shopping from 9…

The crew of Cru: part 1

Three days before Cru dinner Nitery 206, 7:30 p.m. Anthony Nguyen ’17 MS ’18 is marking up a whiteboard in red — there’s an ambitious list of about 7 dishes splashed up already, from banh mi to buns to spiced pork ribs, a menu heavily inspired by David Chang’s Momofuku cookbook. Roving around the table,…