The Best Comedy Shows in the Bay Area
There are a lot of reasons why San Francisco is such a popular city for tourists. Attractions in the city like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Pier 39 as well as Napa Valley, Muir Woods and other things located just outside of the city bring millions of visitors every year. San Francisco is also known for its booming culinary scene, eclectic museums, fun bars and exciting neighborhoods.
Another great thing about San Francisco is the variety of amazing events like concerts, festivals, wine events and comedy shows. If you are a looking for a fun night out with friends or a significant other, seeing a live comedy show is a great choice. Home to legendary comedians like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Margaret Cho and more, San Francisco has a rich history in all things comedy.
At a base level, the best part of comedy leads back to stand-up. A small room, crowded with tables and heavily imbibed people, with a comedian standing in front of a microphone on a small stage, delivering a series of jokes and observations about the crowd. There’s no need for LED screens, lasers or state of the art sound systems, it’s all about the performance and the experience. If you are looking for great stand-up comedy in San Francisco, you will have plenty of options. In San Francisco, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Punchline SF are the top destinations for comedy and both have been open for around 40 years. You can see some of the top comedians in the nation at these clubs at shows all year long. Outside of the city, Tommy T’s Comedy Club, Rooster T. Feathers and the San Jose Improv are popular spots for comedy of all kinds. Aside from the great comedy clubs around the bay, you can also find some great comedy festivals like SF Sketchfest and Clusterfest.
FEATURED COMEDY EVENTS
See the Mean Girls Broadway Show written by Tina Fey as it travels to San Francisco for a short run at the Golden Gate Theater.
See Steve-O and his crazy shock comedy live as his Bucket List Tour comes to the Bay Area. Grab your tickets to see the show at the San Jose Improv on Saturday, June 5.
See Comedy legend Steve-O as he performs his unique brand of Stand-up Comedy at the San Jose Improv.
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Upcoming Comedy Events
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