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Wednesday, August 20

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit. Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month. Free, but an RSVP is required. The laughter exercises in this class ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

The comedy lineup includes Allen Mathis, David O’Brien, John Hoogasian, Kaseem Bentley, Rebecca Ward, plus veteran comedian/actor Don Lacy.
Newly added, Fred Anderson will be joining the lineup.

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Mission Dist.
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Mission Dist.

The next show is August 20 with:

Iris Benson (Semi-finalist, 2013 Rooster T Feathers Comedy Competition)
Richard Sarvate (Ventura Comedy Festival)
Kate Willet (“One of the strongest female figures in Bay Area Comedy” –Dana Sitar, SF Weekly)
Musical comedy from Mikey Gordon
Plus show producer Jason Mack and your amazing …

Win Tix: Gene Pompa (Conan / Comedy Central) Stand Up Comedy | The Punch Line
Gene Pompa (Conan / Comedy Central) Stand Up Comedy | The Punch Line

Offbeat comedian and writer Gene Pompa’s television credits include numerous appearances on Conan and several appearances on The Late Late Show on CBS.
His other credits include two solo stand-up specials on Comedy Central, The Latino Laugh Festival as well as Showtime, BET and The Arsenio …

Stand-Up Comedy w/ Joe Klocek | SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Dark Room
Stand-Up Comedy w/ Joe Klocek | SF

The Dark Room and Back Alley Comedy Present: The Tabernacle, a weekly comedy show hosted by Matt Lieb, Steve Post and Torio Van Grol.
Headliner Joe Klocek has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Voted “Best Comic in the City” for …

Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF

August 20, 2014 lineup features:

Scott Simpson
Griffin Daley
Josh Holub

Thursday, August 21

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 23

Win Tix: Privilege, Murder & Sausage: Solo Theatre Performance | SF
Saturday, August 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| The Marsh (San Francisco)
Privilege, Murder & Sausage: Solo Theatre Performance | SF

The Marsh San Francisco presents a tale of privilege, murder, and sausage with the world premiere of The Scion, performed by award-winning performer Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period).
Copeland employs his razor sharp wit to explore the roles of privilege and …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 23 – 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 features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm, followed by a DJ that will keep the party going. So get some laughs ...

Win Tix: Summer Soul Celebration: Live Music & Rock ‘n Roll Storytime | The Chapel
Saturday, August 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $18 adv / $20 door
| The Chapel
Summer Soul Celebration: Live Music & Rock 'n Roll Storytime | The Chapel

San Francisco’s longest running storytelling series joins dance music experts Marc & The Casuals to bust a move and a groove with an evening of stories, comedy, soul music, and surprises.
The night starts promptly at 8:30 pm with stories by some of our favorite …

Sunday, August 24

Win Tix: Banjo & Mandolin Musical: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” | Berkeley
Sunday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Ashby Stage
Banjo & Mandolin Musical: Shakespeare's

Just how far will you go for love? Enjoy a provocative and fresh musical approach to this Shakespeare classic.
A group of artists will create a musical landscape that delves into this tale of passion and mistaken identity. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, violin, washboard, drums and accordion …

Win Tix: Solo Sunday Theatre: “Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters” | SF
Sunday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Stage Werx Theatre
Solo Sunday Theatre:

Celebrating its fifth year, Solo Sundays is a recurring series of some of the Bay Area’s top solo playwrights each showcasing work that will become full length shows.
The August 24th lineup includes “Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters” by Echo Brown, “Deal With The Dragon” …

Monday, August 25

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy at 7 pm, every fourth Monday of the month, at Milk Bar. Jury Duty is a debate style show where the crowd declares the winner over three different rounds. Usually ...

Monday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF
Monday, August 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Showdown
Monday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF

Please note that this comedy show is now on the second and fourth Monday at 7:30 pm at The Showdown.

Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach
Monday, August 25 – 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.

Tuesday, August 26

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Wednesday, August 27

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, August 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland

Fourth Wednesday of the month means free improvised comedy in Oakland from The Senseless Bureau. The East Bay’s witty bunch of Senseless Bureaucrats will take your random suggestions and craft them into clever scenes to delight and amuse you. Watch the Senseless Bureau simultaneously write, ...

Don’t Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy | SF
Wednesday, August 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at door
| Stage Werx Theatre
Don't Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy | SF

Founded in 2012, Don’t Watch This Show, Live is an award winning live stand-up sketch comedy show featuring an ensemble of local comedians who write and perform a completely new show on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Every month there is surprise food or giveaway for the audience. ...

Thursday, August 28

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, August 28 – 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 ...

Monday, September 1

Gettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF
Monday, September 1 – 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 ...

Melt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach
Monday, September 1 – 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.

“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...

Tuesday, September 2

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, September 2 – 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 ...

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Wednesday, September 3

Free Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob
Wednesday, September 3 – 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.