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Wednesday, May 6

Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville
Wednesday, May 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
| Hometown Heroes
Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville

Come for the comedy and stay to take a picture with the legendary “What’s My Favorite Word?” Hometown Comedy is a free monthly stand up comedy show. It’s the only show in the Bay Area in a venue with artwork dedicated to Too Short and ...Monthly

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, May 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 ...Monthly

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar
"The Dirty Show" Comedy Night | SF

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 ...Monthly

Thursday, May 7

Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF
Thursday, May 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
| Matching Half Cafe
Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF

Come and watch Nopa’s monthly comedy show. They’ve got great comics, local favorites, headliners, and free beer giveaways. This is a fun night if you’d like to: Meet your neighbors Eat artisanal pop tarts Regret not having said pop tarts more readily available in your day-to-day life ...Monthly

Friday, May 8

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, May 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio
"Millennials Ruin Everything": Free Comedy & Oysters Night | 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, ...Monthly

2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Friday, May 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar

Join every second Friday of every month at Milk Bar for A Clockwork Comedy Show. Enjoy your favorite comics from all over the Bay Area for an evening of fun, laughs, and alcohol. Comics that perform with Clockwork have appeared at Cobb’s, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ...Monthly

Free Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond
Friday, May 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | 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 second Friday of the month for a lineup of local comedians. Please note that tjis event will now occur every 2nd Friday ...Monthly

Spontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF
Spontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF

Spontaneous Storytelling (featured on KALW radio) is a different kind of storytelling show that combines the fun of meeting new people with hearing and telling true stories. “Only in SF” is a night of true stories told by ordinary people. Like you. Come to share ...Monthly

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Monday, May 11

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, May 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate comedy room. Rotating pop up food vendors will be selling delicious food before every show. Past surprise guests include: Michael Che (SNL), Hannibal Buress, ...Every Monday

Tuesday, May 12

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, May 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 hosted by Dominique Gelin and sponsored by Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 13

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...Monthly

Thursday, May 14

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, May 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every 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, so be sure to ...Monthly

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
"I Wish I Was Happy" Hour Comedy Show | SF

Come commiserate in laughter with the Bay Area’s top comedians. They’ll make you feel like life isn’t too bad, or at least let you laugh at their misfortunes. And, that always feels good. Stay after the show for free ’90s dance karaoke. I wish I was ...Monthly

Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF
Thursday, May 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Hill Saloon
Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF

A delightful evening of comedy, happening every 2nd Thursday. Shameful things will be discussed by the shameless and shameful. Maybe reach catharsis, and if not, there’s drinks. Hosted by the ever-shame-wracked Annette Mullaney and featuring the best of Bay Area and visiting comedians. Shame Cave Comedy Show: ...Monthly

Friday, May 15

San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 15-16
Friday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 15-16

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo
Friday, May 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
| The San Mateo County Pride Center
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo

Every third Friday of the month at The San Mateo County Pride Center, host Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta – a night of laughs on the Peninsula showcasing the fabulous funnies of a diverse lineup of Bay Area ...Monthly

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF
Friday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barebottle Brewing Company
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Alvarenga (SJ Improv), Vincent Chuang (SF Punch Line), and Brooke Heinichen (SF Sketchfest) at Barebottle Brewing Company. Every third Friday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to ...Monthly

Saturday, May 16

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Layover
"Cat People" Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland

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 $10. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Feel free to bring ...Monthly

San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 2020
Saturday, May 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 2020

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, May 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

Sunday, May 17

Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF
Sunday, May 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| The Midnight Sun
Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF

Laugh Your Gays Off is a free monthly comedy show in the heart of the Castro, featuring awesome lineups of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comedians with your host, “Daniele Midi.” Drink deals at Midnight Sun are dangerously good. It’s about time that The Castro gets more ...Monthly

Monday, May 18

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 19

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
| The Layover
Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland

Come check out The Layover’s comedy showcase- Tokens. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month with your host Dominique Gelin. It’s a free show and they promise you’ll love it. Get there at 7:30 so you don’t have to fight anyone for a seat. Tokens: Stand-Up ...Monthly

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Friday, May 22

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, May 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Sunday, May 24

The $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Sunday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar

“The $2 Bill ” is a comedy show that features the funniest comics in the bay for the low low price of $2 every 4th Sunday of the month. The talent that you will se on this showcase has been featured on every major comedy ...Monthly

Monday, May 25

Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, May 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy w/ 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.  Monthly

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, May 25 – 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 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, May 26 – 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, ...Monthly