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Tuesday, August 1

“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland
Tuesday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Woods Bar and Brewery

Join in on first Tuesdays at 8pm for stand up comedy and craft beer. They’ve got some of the best comics in the Bay ready to make you laugh. My Greasy Sons is a monthly comedy showcase held at Woods Bar and Brewery in Oakland, hosted ...

Win Tix: Comedy All Stars with Lance Woods, Karinda Dobbins & More | The Punch LIne
Tuesday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
You’ve got your fill of street fairs, museum visits, and art galleries. Now it’s time to sit back, have a drink, and laugh your ass off. Comedy All Stars will feature a lineup of some of San Francisco’s top professional talent. These guys and gals ...

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Oaktown Comedy Night” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay. Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, August 1 – 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 ...

Important Comedy: Free Live Stand-Up | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Important Comedy: Free Live Stand-Up | Berkeley
Come on out to Triple Rock Brewery for the very first Important Comedy. The show will feature some of the very best stand-up comedians the Bay Area has to offer, and it’s free. Featuring: Iris Benson Hayden Greif-Neill Mark Smalls Irene Tu Hosted by: Jordan Thewlis and Jon Alcabes.

Wednesday, August 2

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, August 2 – 6:00 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, ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, August 2 – 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 ...

World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina
Wednesday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Eastside West
World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina

Like to laugh? Like to eat tacos or have killer cocktails? Then “World Class Comedy” is the Wednesday show for you – a weekly comedy showcase of some of SF’s best local comedians along with headliners that tour the world. Past headliners have performed USO comedy tours ...

Baked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Baked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF

Searching for clarity on life’s innate truths? Pass on the pipe & indulge in Baked Beliefs, an improvised comedy show about your trippy, stoned ideas. Anyone who has had a psychedelic experience knows it’s impossible to fully explain it to someone who hasn’t – until ...

Thursday, August 3

Win Tix: Comedy Night: Chad Daniels (Comedy Central / CBS) | The Punch Line
Thursday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Chad Daniels has been lighting up comedy stages since 1998. I know, some of you weren’t even born yet. He’s performed at the New Faces show at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and returned for The Masters Show. He’s appeared on late ...
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, August 3 – 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 ...

Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF
Thursday, August 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Valley Tavern
Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF

Comedy Gold brings SF’s best comedians to a monthly showcase at the Valley Tavern. Come see regulars Liz Stone, Drew Harmon, Ruby Gill, and Yuri Kagan with new guests every 1st Thursday of the month. Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF Every 1st ...

Friday, August 4

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, August 4 – 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 5

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...

Late Night Downtown Comedy at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Late Night Downtown Comedy at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons. Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel ...

Monday, August 7

“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 7 – 8:00 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 ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 7 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, August 8

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, August 8 – 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 ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 8 – 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. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, August 8 – 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 a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, August 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, August 9

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 9 – 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: ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, August 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and a some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local ...

Thursday, August 10

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, August 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every second Thursday of the month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, ...

Friday, August 11

The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, August 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode and ...
“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
| 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. Start your weekend off with a laugh with host and local comedian Anthony Medina who brings in a diverse lineup of ...