15 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off This Month


This month, Bay Area native-turned-TV star Chelsea Peretti comes home with a much-needed opportunity to skewer SF techies. Plus, there are many comedy events to be had with 4/20 just around the corner. 

Monday Morning Podcast Presents: Bartnick, Virzi, and Lawhead

Comedian and host of the Monday Morning Podcast, Bill Burr has created the holy trinity of funny for this stand up tour featuring Joe Bartnick, Paul Virzi, and Jason Lawhead. And if they have the Bull Burr stamp of approval, then they deserve our attention.
When: Various times, April 8-9
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Henry Phillips

What do you get when you combine the soothing sounds of folk rock ballads and insanely twisted lyrics suitable for a psychopath? You get the wonderful stylings of Henry Phillips.
When: 8 p.m., Thursday, April 10
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Chelsea Peretti: American Treasure

We fell in love with the Oakland native as the eccentric secretary Gina on the Golden Globe-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine Nine and from her podcast Call Chelsea Peretti. And if you don't follow her on Twitter and Instagram then you are missing out, because she is indeed an American Treasure. 
Note: Chelsea Peretti has since cancelled her Bay Area appearance, but she plans on rescheduling. 

Super Scene

Five directors. Five stories. One show. All improv. The popular show from the BATS Improv group is a fast-paced comedy competition where the audience gets to vote on the winner. It's kind of like American Idol but without Ryan Seacrest.
When: 8 and 10 p.m., Friday, April 11
Where: Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center

Fortune Feimster

The Last Comic Standing semi-finalist has been featured at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and as a writer and regular on Chelsea Lately. She is also a Groundlings alum and still hones her comedy chops doing stand up and improv. Plus, her name is Fortune. How cool is that?
When: Various times, April 11-12
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Jeff Garcia

Variety Magazine dubbed him as one of the "Top 10 Comedians to Watch" – well not only are we watching him, but we're laughing too. He's done numerous amounts of voiceover work for many TV shows and blockbuster movies, and we're sure you'll enjoy his stand-up too.
When: Various times, April 11-12
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

RoastSF Presents: The Roast of a Bus-Riding Techie

San Francisco has a new enemy: techies. Specifically, techies who live in the city and gets bussed down to Silicon Valley. They've allegedly caused skyrocketing rent prices, know nothing about the city's culture, and wear those hideous glove sneaker things. The time has come to give them what they deserve: a good ol' fashioned roast.
When: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12
Where: Playland Bar, 1351 Polk St.

There Goes the Neighborhood with Sarah Tiana

The Reno 911 alum and creator of the sketch comedy company The STrait Jacket Society brings her brand of Southern humor to the stage.
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Yuri and Friends Present: Thai Rivera

He accompanied Jo Koy on his Comedy Tour and has been featured on numerous stand up specials. Now, the international comedy sensation Thai Rivera aims to make you uncomfortable in the funniest way as possible in a show hosted by Yuri Kagan featuring locals Lydia Popovich, Johan Miranda, and Marga Gomez.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Clinton Jackson

Before becoming a big-time stand-up comedian and TV star opening for people like Dennis Miller and Chris Rock, Clinton Jackson developed his comedy skills in San Francisco. His career has been thriving and now the Oakland native is back for a nice homecoming.
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Jake Johannsen

Making the leap from veterinary science and chemical engineering to comedy was probably the best decision Jake Johannsen ever made. He made his mark in the San Francisco comedy scene and became a big timer in the Bay Area and beyond. He's been on nearly every late night show, had an HBO comedy special, and appeared in a fair amount of movies. He's kind of a big deal.
When: Various times, April 17-18
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Steve Hofstetter

Where do we even start with this guy? He's appeared on everything from the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood. He even made an appearance on ABC's Barbara Walter's Special. That's when you know you've made it. That and when you bare an uncanny resemblance to Michael Rappaport.
When: 8 and 10:15 p.m., Friday, April 18
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Doug Benson

San Francisco's favorite movie-loving stoner comes back to the city to celebrate the high holy day of cannabis: 4/20. The night starts with an evening of his stand-up and will be followed by a separate "Countdown to 4/20" show.
When: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

4/20 Comedy Bash

The celebration will feature headliner Butch Escobar and special guest host Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh. Other than that, the name of the event pretty much says it all.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 20
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

John Hodgman

Outside of his role in those Mac vs. PC commercials, John Hodgman is a humorist, author, and television personality. He also pens a weekly feature in New York Times Magazine called "Ask Judge John Hodgman." He's quite a busy (and funny) dude, but lucky for us he has time to chat with Adam Savage of Mythbusters in this special event.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21
Where: Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes St.

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