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Saturday, May 14

“The Smart Culture Show” Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, May 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Starline Social Club

It’s the second Saturday and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is on at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Each month, they bring you a fresh lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Admission is $5.

Monday, May 16

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy at 8 pm, every third 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 ...

“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, May 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
May 16th’s lineup: Karinda Dobbins (opens for Trevor Noah and W. Kamau Bell) Aviva Siegel (SF Sketchfest) Allison Mick (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Priyanka Wali (Blondie’s comedy) Sam Disalvo (Blondie’s comedy) Stefani Silverman (SF Sketchfest)
Free Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF
Monday, May 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Club Deluxe
Free Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF

Live At Deluxe is a premiere comedy showcase that takes place every third Monday at 9 pm in the historic Haight/Ashbury District and features some of the best local and national comics. You never know who’ll drop by. Live at Deluxe Comedy Every 3rd Monday | ...

Tuesday, May 17

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

Every third Tuesday of the month, come on down to Brainwash Cafe (1122 Folsom Street) for a free comedy show hosted by Nicole Love and Ruby Gill. These ladies feature their favorite local comics while dropping priceless information about their seemingly interesting lives. The show starts ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 17 – 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 comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at ...

Wednesday, May 18

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, May 18 – 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 from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: Increase ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, May 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every third Wednesday of the month for a lineup of local comedians.

Free “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free

Sup Girl is a free comedy show happening every third Wednesday of the month at The Royale. Sup Girl is a monthly comedy showcase featuring the funniest standup comics from the Bay Area and beyond, hosted by Kelly Anneken, Aviva Siegel, Samantha Gilweit and Audrey ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Michael Montgomery (SJ Improv), and Emily Epstein White (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the ...

Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland
Wednesday, May 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland

Feelmore Adult Gallery in Oakland opens its door for live comedy once a month on the third Wednesday. The Oakland Comedy Shop is a quality showcase produced by local comedians Shanti Charan and Arthur Ballesteros.

Thursday, May 19

SF Weekly “Best of SF 2016″ Tasting Party & Open Bar | SoMa
SF Weekly
Hosted by SF Weekly, enjoy Best of SF 2016, a unique all-you-can-drink (and eat) tasting celebration at The Factory, a vibrant, neon-lit nightclub at 25,000 sq. feet is SF’s largest. Get three hours of open bar sampling of beer, wine, spirits including Sierra Nevada, Corona Extra, Rémy ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, May 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is ...

Saturday, May 21

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday and third of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

Sunday, May 22

Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF
Attractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF

Attractive Camp is a stand-up comedy throwdown happening every 4th Sunday of the month at PianoFight. Tickets: $6 when you use promo code “attractivecamp”. Otherwise, it’s $12 online or $15 at the door. They pit comedians from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Conan against sensational local performers who frequent ...

Wheel of Karaoke West: Standup Showcase & Karaoke Contest | SF
Sunday, May 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Wheel of Karaoke West: Standup Showcase & Karaoke Contest | SF

Comedy show where first half is a standup showcase, second half is karaoke contest and roast. During the contest, comedians take turns singing with challenges while the other comics make fun of them. Afterwards there’s open karaoke for all.  

Monday, May 23

Gettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF
Monday, May 23 – 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 fourth 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 Times ...

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, May 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...

Tuesday, May 24

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, May 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, May 24 – 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, May 25

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, May 25 – 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, ...

Thursday, May 26

Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland
Thursday, May 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
| The Octopus Literary Salon
Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland

Laugh yourself into orbit at the monthly Planet Mirth comedy show where out-of-this-world comics delight with stellar jokes and wit at the brand new Oakland venue, The Octopus Literary Salon. Extending the silly afterwards, performers will serve as test cases for the age-old, frequently ridiculed practice ...

Tuesday, May 31

Final Day: 2016 Humor Exhibit “Animal House” | SF Library
Tuesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Final Day: 2016 Humor Exhibit

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2016. The 2016 exhibit features a selection of materials ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Wednesday, June 1

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, June 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, June 1 – 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 ...

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, June 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm ...

Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF
Wednesday, June 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF

Every first Wednesday of the month, Josh Holub presents three of his favorite comedians from the Bay Area and beyond for Showtime at Showdown. Past performers have gone on to perform on NBC, Comedy Central and major motion pictures., so this is your chance to ...

Thursday, June 2

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, June 2 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is ...