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Thursday, July 31

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland

Storking Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase with a twist; the show features some of the Bay’s best comedians whom are subsequently interviewed after their performance. The results are akin to an irreverent Inside the Actor’s Studio as host, OJ Patterson, alternates between goofy rapport and intrusive investigation. Additional questions are fielded ...

Win Tix: The Habit of Art: A Very British Comedy Play | SF
The Habit of Art: A Very British Comedy Play | SF

The Habit of Art, Alan Bennett’s new play, is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music.
It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, …

Free Comet Club Comedy | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Comet Club
Free Comet Club Comedy | SF

Dan St. Paul – Comedy Central, MTV, SF Intl Comedy Competition Finalist, & actor in ‘Flubber’
Plus Emily Epstein White, Cody Blaine Cotuilla, & Irish Dave

Friday, August 1

2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa

Jump on the Second Annual San Francisco Comedy Crawl featuring over 20 of the Bay Area’s stand-up comedians performing at three different locations in one night on Friday, August 1, 2014.
See over 20 comedians rocking three comedy rooms along that sweet strip of San Francisco fun that is …

Win Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
| DNA Lounge

Terminator Too: Judgement Play is the hilarious and absurdist live-action, interactive stage production of the seminal 1991 classic science fiction action movie from the creator and cast of the revered Point Break Live, and it’s coming to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
Do you have what it takes …

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, August 1 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, August 2

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

August 2, 2014: Headliner Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv)
Butch is a local favorite comedian, and a regular at all of the major clubs in the area. He has performed all over the country, headlining sold out shows.
The lineup also includes:

Kevin O’shea (SF Punch Line)
Dave Zugnogi
Josh …

Sunday, August 3

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, August 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The  comedy show takes place at 9 pm on the first and ...

Monday, August 4

Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach
Monday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Melt Cafe
Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach

Griffin Daley presents a fortnightly stand-up comedy showcase every other Monday at Melt Cafe in North Beach. Come by for great comedy and Melt Cafe wine and beer specials as well as fondues for purchase.

Gettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF
Monday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Gettin' Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF

Gettin’ Weird hosts the Bay Area’s favorite comedians with an added twist every first Monday of the month. Sometimes it’s a performer, sometimes it’s something people have to do, but it’s always weird and always entertaining. Brandon Stokes is a co-producer of the monthly “Fun ...

Win Tix: The Business: $5 Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $5.
| Lost Weekend Video
The Business: $5 Alternative Comedy Night | Mission Dist.

The Business Comedy Night moves to Monday nights at The Cynic Cave (at Lost Weekend Video), with a new stellar lineup of regulars.
Enter below to win a pair of tickets, or just stop by – cover is $5.

“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

August’s lineup features maladjusted mirth makers:

Lydia Popovich (SF Sketchfest, Hater Tuesday)
Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly’s Best Comedian 2014)
Kristee Ono (Cobb’s, SF Punch Line)
Scott Simpson (Fun Times w/ Friends)
Rajeev Dhar (Troubled Comedy)
Stevie Post (Purple Onion)
Tim Logan (Hobart Comedy Fest)

Hosted by Trevor Hill (Hand to Mouth)

Tuesday, August 5

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
It's Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight

Every first Tuesday at Milk Bar, San Francisco’s comedians are put to the test as they are given a random series of words and sentences seconds before getting on stage, where they then must construct entire two minute sets around each. This improv-standup hybrid then ...

Wednesday, August 6

Free Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob
Wednesday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free Wednesday Comedy

Royale With Cheese is a free monthly stand-up showcase hosted by Nick Palm featuring some of the Bay Area’s comedians, and special guests. It takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Royale in San Francisco’s Tendernob.

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF
Wednesday, August 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF

Every first Wednesday of the month, Ron Chapman presents his favorite comedians from the Bay Area and beyond for Showtime at Showdown. Ron Chapman is the Co-Host of Pick Me Up Radio, a founding member of Fun Times With Friends and host/producer of the Ron Talks ...

Thursday, August 7

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland

Storking Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase with a twist; the show features some of the Bay’s best comedians whom are subsequently interviewed after their performance. The results are akin to an irreverent Inside the Actor’s Studio as host, OJ Patterson, alternates between goofy rapport and intrusive investigation. Additional questions are fielded ...

Friday, August 8

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant

The Sports Basement Bryant Street store hosts the Good Times in the Grotto comedy night on (most) second Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm. In addition to some free laughs, they also serve up free drinks and free snacks. Host and local comedian Anthony ...

Saturday, August 9

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Berkeley’s free stand-up comedy showcase feature comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ.

Monday, August 11

Free Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale
Monday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
| The Royale
Free Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale

Every second Monday, The Royale in the Trendyloin brings you Monday Night Happy Hour Comedy with host Cara Tramontano and a full lineup of comedians. Bring some money for a drink or snacks, but otherwise, enjoy this free evening of laughs to beat your case of ...

Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach
Monday, August 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Melt Cafe
Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach

Griffin Daley presents a fortnightly stand-up comedy showcase every other Monday at Melt Cafe in North Beach. Come by for great comedy and Melt Cafe wine and beer specials as well as fondues for purchase.

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, August 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

Tuesday, August 12

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, August 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Jules Posner. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. This event happens on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there is a two drink minimum ...