10 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off


What does a star from Parks and Recreation, a magician, a writer from the Sarah Silverman Show, and an Australian with his own show on FX all have in common? They all have comedy shows in San Francisco in the upcoming weeks.

Aziz Ansari
He fell on your radar in small roles in movies and TV, but he won your heart as the overambitious entrepreneur with a heart of gold Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation. But if you haven't seen his stand-up you should…because it is pretty damn awesome.
When: Various times, April 1-3
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.

Hari Kondabolu

He's been on nearly every late night show, performed at numerous festivals, and co-hosts his own podcast with his younger brother Ashok called The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast. He also has a B.A. in Comparative Politics from Bowdoin College and a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. He's funny and a smarty pants.
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday March 26
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

Dan Soder

When he's not hosting his Yahoo! Screen webseries Mansome, Dan Soder is making his comedy festival rounds and taking the stage all over the country – San Francisco included.
When: Various times, March 26-29
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Chris D'elia

If you liked Chris D'elia on Whitney and Undateable, then you will love his stand-up comedy. I'm totally serious. You'll love it.
When: Various times, March 27-29
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Jim Jefferies: Day Streaming Tour

The Aussie comedian is still glowing from the success of his third comedy special, Fully Functional and has his own sitcom on FX, Legit. All of which cover a wide array of topics including fatherhood, religion, porn, education, politics, and of course, love.
When: 8 p.m., Friday March 28
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.

Justin Willman: "Full of It" featuring Bushwalla

Just when you thought that magicians were uncool, someone like Justin Willman comes along and demystifies all of that. According to the Los Angeles Times he is making magic cool again for grown-ups. Add in Bushwalla to the mix and you got yourself one hell of a show.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday March 30
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Joe Sib

He got his start with his one-man storytelling comedy show, California Calling: A Story of Growing Up Punk Rock. Since then he has doing stand-up at various festivals and is the curator and creator of The Bare Bones Show, which has featured the likes of Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Chris D’Elia, and Adam Devine. For one night only, we get to see his greatness in action at the Punch Line.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Will Durst

He's known as one of the nation's top political satirists. He's also performed at events that featured Clinton, Bush, and Gore. In addition to that he has been nominated for numerous Emmys. He's kind of a big deal.
When: Various times, April 2-5
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Brian Posehn

Chances are you have seen Brian in a movie (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Devil's Rejects, Funny People) or on a TV show (Friends, Seinfeld). But if you're a hardcore comedy fan, you probably adore his magical writing on The Sarah Silverman Show.
When: Various, April 3-5
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Jim Breuer
For over 20 years Jim Breuer has been making us laugh with his roles in movies (Half Baked) and TV (Saturday Night Live). Now, for one night only, you can bask in all the glory of his stand-up comedy.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday April 8
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

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