12 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off


Chelsea Handler, Jon Lovitz, Richard Lewis — if you have an ass, then there is a high probability that you will laugh it off this week if you attend any of these comedy shows.

Greg Fitzsimmons

He won a daytime Emmy as a writer and producer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show and hosted The AVN Adult Movie Awards. Not many comedians can say they've accomplished such a feat. Greg Fitzsimmons can … and for that we must celebrate him.

When: Various times, March 13-15

Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Jon Lovitz

The question isn't what has Jon Lovitz done, but what hasn't he done? He's been in the comedy game since the '80s and is best known for his stint on a little show called Saturday Night Live. His resume also includes roles in relevant pop culture staples like A League of Their Own and Friends. He's practically a comedy institution.

When: Various times, March 14-15

Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Tipped & Tipsy

Jill Vice shows off her expansive comedy chops in this "Best of Fringe" solo show that takes you through the wonderful world of bar culture and introduces you to a multitude of characters – 14 to be exact. That's one talented lady.

When: Various times, March 15 - April 6

Where: The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St.

Ralphie May

Ever since he made his debut on Last Comic Standing, Ralphie May has been spreading his comedy magic all over the place. In 2008, he was voted one of the "10 Comics to Watch" and has three Comedy Central specials under his belt. Audiences love him, obviously.

When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday March 18

Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Reload and Fire Again

She's "Eccentric and Not Crazy" and she goes by the motto, "If you miss your ex, reload and fire again" – hence the title of her show. Sandra Risser is known for her wit and energy when it comes to her comedy. Now's your chance to come soak it all up.

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 18

Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Ian Bagg

What does a native Canadian comedian do next when he's already done everything in the Canadian comedy scene? He comes and takes over the U.S. Ian Bagg has been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is an international superstar.

When: Various times, March 19 - 22

Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Your Mom's House Podcast: Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitzkty

The Your Mom's House podcast is probably one of the best because: 1.) it is hosted by married comedians Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, 2.) iTunes ranks it as a top rated podcast and it is a Stitcher Radio Comedy Award nominee, and 3.) it's full of humor that a 7th grader would love. Count me in.

When: 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20

Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Chelsea Handler

You've seen her gab with honest hilarity on her talk show Chelsea Lately, you've seen her play Reese Witherspoon's sister in This Means War (one of my favorite underrated frivolous action romance movies),  and you've been witness to all of her brilliant, outspoken, inappropriateness via all platforms of media. She also has a new book out called "Uganda Be Kidding Me." These are just some of the reasons why the world loves her.

When: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Friday, March 21

Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.

Richard Lewis

His distinct style and resume makes him a significant name in comedy history. His stand-up has withstood the test of time and he has a recurring role on Larry David's popular HBO comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

When: Various times, March 21- 23

Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Un-Scripted Theater Company Presents: Dash

Nothing is better than a good, ol' fashioned improv comedy show late on a Saturday night. The people at the Un-scripted Theater Company present this brand spankin' new hour-long improv show that holds nothing back.

When: 10 p.m., March 22 - May 3

Where: Un-scripted Theater Company, 522 Sutter St., Second Floor

Cheaper Than Therapy

Need therapy, but still can't afford those pesky sliding scale prices? Then join headliner Sean Keane, Jon Allen, and Eloisa Bravo for the ultimate comedy catharsis.

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25

Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Dan Soder

He's made his festival rounds, been featured on his fair share of Comedy Central specials and was voted the funniest comedian at the New York Comedy Festival. He's now the host of the Yahoo! webseries, Mansome produced by Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, and Will Arnett. He's quite the accomplished gentleman.

When: Various times, March 26 - 29

Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

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