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Monday, October 2

“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF
Monday, October 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

“Where’s the local talent around here?” Ruby Gill is re-appropriating this sexist turn of phrase to describe this monthly occurrence of merriment. Stop by Milk Bar every first Monday of the month to check out some of San Francisco’s best gut-busters parade their greatest sets. Grab ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, October 2 – 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, October 3

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, October 3 – 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, October 4

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, October 4 – 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: ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, October 4 – 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, ...

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by three of San Francisco’s favorite comedians: Zack Chapaloni, Joe Gorman and Joey Avery;  Kozy Kar presents The Dirty Show. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm every first Wednesday at ...

Baked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, October 4 – 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, October 5

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, October 5 – 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, October 5 – 9:30 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, October 6

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, October 6 – 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.

Monday, October 9

Witches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF
Monday, October 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
| Black Hammer Brewing
Witches' Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF

Witches’ Brew is a monthly comedy show featuring the best witchy comics in the Bay and beyond. 7:30 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show Hosted by Aviva Siegel & Allison Mick.

Tuesday, October 10

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, October 10 – 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, October 10 – 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 ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, October 10 – 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 ...

Thursday, October 12

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, October 12 – 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, October 13

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, October 13 – 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, ...

“Cat People” Stand Up Comedy | SF
Friday, October 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $5 | Milk Bar

Cats love milk, so it is with excitement that Cat People has an SF Edition. Join your catketeers every 2nd Friday of the month at Milk Bar. Hosted by the Feline Fellowship of Jennifer Dronsky, Juan Medina, Luigi Diaz, Nicole Love and Ruby Gill. Tickets are ...

Yeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland
Friday, October 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Haddon Hill Cafe
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland

Every second Friday of the month at 8 pm, Walker Glenn presents “Yeti”, a free stand-up comedy show at your favorite cozy cafe by the lake, Haddon Hill. “Yeti” always brings you the best comics from the bay area and beyond. They’re bringing booze for you ...

Monday, October 16

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...

Tuesday, October 17

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, October 18

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, October 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: ...

Baked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, October 18 – 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 ...

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every third Wednesday of the month. > Get Free Tickets just for ...

Saturday, October 21

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, October 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

Cat People is a stand up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Hosted by the ...

Monday, October 23

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, October 24

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, October 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 ...

Wednesday, October 25

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...

Thursday, October 26

“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland
Thursday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Ale Industries

Looking for a free comedy show at a craft beer house right next to BART? You’ve found it. Punching Up is the best stand-up comedy showcase in Oakland, and it’s located in Ale Industries right next to the Fruitvale BART station, every 2nd and 4th ...

Tuesday, November 7

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, November 7 – 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 ...