SF Comedy Clubs Overview

Punch Line Comedy Club  - Comedy Club in SF

San Francisco may only be a seven square-mile town, but there is still a bunch of great SF comedy clubs where on any night you could see a headlining star or tomorrow’s next big thing.

For starters, some of the biggest names in comedy have performed in comedy clubs in SF, like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., and others.

One of the best comedy clubs in the city is Cobb’s Comedy Club in North Beach. Hosting comics for three decades, Cobb’s is the quintessential SF comedy club and anyone who is anyone performs on their stage. The Punchline, meanwhile, is located Downtown and also features top-rate comedians in a more intimate setting.

For those in an improv mood, there are great shows at BATS Improv, which has been serving up off-the-cuff humor since the 80s. And then there’s the Purple Onion, a small comedy club and Italian restaurant that has seen the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Judah Friedlander, Richard Pryor, and the Smothers Brothers on its illustrious stage.

Regardless of what you’re looking for, comedy clubs in San Francisco will always find ways to make you laugh, no matter how much the fog might try to get you down.

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