10 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off


We may all be suffering from an SF Sketchfest hangover, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to feed your comedy addiction throughout this fine month of February. 

Dwayne Perkins
He's made numerous apperances on Comedy Central and is a late night staple with appearances on Conan and a recurring bit on the Jay Leno Show titled “Great White Moments in Black History." To top all of that off, he is the author of "Hot Chocolate For the Mind," which sounds absolutely delicious.
When: Various times, Feb. 12-15
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Comedy Allstars with Frankie Quinones

Frankie Quinones hosts a night filled with a superb lineup of local comics that you will want to know.
 8 p.m., Thursday February 13
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

How We First Met

There isn't a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with an improv group recreating and poking fun at the way you met your special someone.
When: 8 p.m., Friday February 14
Where: Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St.

Tom Papa 
If you watch TV or movies at all, you've probably spotted Tom Papa in one thing or another. From starring opposite Matt Damon in The Informant! to being a wise mediator on The Marriage Ref, Mr. Papa is a renaissance man of comedy.
When: Various times, February 14-16
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Improvised Downton Abbey

If you love Downton Abbey, then you'll absolutely adore this skewering of the Masterpiece Classic…or you'll be highly offended. Hopefully both.
When: 8 p.m., Saturday February 15
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd.

The Tai Mai Shu Show

If you haven't heard of Tai Mai Shu already, then you will.  From the mind of Bradley Lum comes this comic all-star rapper that has gained a loyal following on YouTube and mixes comedic impressions, beat boxing, and selling Hawaiian Ketchup, naturally.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday February 18
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Sheng Wang

He's been featured at the Just For Laughs festival, was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and copped his own half hour special on Comedy Central. He's Tawainese, Texan, and sharpened his comedy chops in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in New York. That's one majestic mix of comedy.
When: Various times, February 19-22
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Deon Cole

The Chicago native's diverse comedy resume includes everything from HBO's Def Jam Comedy to Showtime at the Apollo to BBC’s The World Stands Up to MTV's Wild N’ Out to an appearance on FX's The League. That is more than impressive. 
When: Various times, Feburary 21-23
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

JHP Showcase

Local comedian Justin Harrison hosts an evening where up and coming comics can show what they are made of.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday February 25
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Tuesday & Laura Present: Estrogen Entree with a Side of Balls

It's a show that features four female comics and one man to balance it all out. This show will feature Tuesday Thomas, Carol Anne Vivrette, Cheryl Lee White, Laura Franzese, Mark Shrayber and Ira Summer as the token male. If the title of this show doesn't intrigue you enough, then I don't know what will.
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday February 26
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

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