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14 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Nick Kroll

Thanksgiving is upon us and before we know it, the holidays will be in full swing. That said, there is plenty of opportunity to laugh your ass off before approaching the hectic magic that is the holiday season. God knows you'll need it.

Gary Owen
You may remember him from BET’s Comic View from back in the day or, more recently, from the movie Think Like a Man. If you enjoyed him in any of the aforementioned, check out his stand-up.
When: Various times, November 14-17
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Brendan Walsh
He's a Philadelphia native. He made a name for himself as a talented comedian in Austin and now he lives in Los Angeles where he is spreading his funny all over the place. He is quite the man.
When: Various times, November 14-16
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Bawdy Storytelling's "It Seemed Like a Good Idea…"
Midnight Movie icon Joshua Grannell (a.k.a. Peaches Christ ), The Rumpus co-owner/Buzzfeed editor Isaac Fitzgerald, comedian Kate Willett, Vince Clarthough, Raven Dunn, and a whole group of people share some enjoyably delicious bad choices they made in bawdy circumstances.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, November 15
Where: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St.

Gelmania Live
Comedian/actor Brett Gelman's show, "Gelmania Live" is not necessarily a show, but an experience of comedy, theatre, and philosophy...and it's an experience that will change your life forever.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, November 15
Where: Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St.

American Me
Albert G. Stoll, Jr. / A Law Corporation presents a night of comedy where people from all races, religions, abd sexual orientations - share their life experiences.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 19
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

@Daboner Live
Mike Burns, the creator of the popular Twitter account, @Dadboner presents a fine evening of funny featuring special guest Matt Braunger and others. 
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 19
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Nick Kroll
If you like The League and The Kroll Show, then you probably already have tickets to this show. If not, what are you waiting for? Buy them now. Mr. Kroll will make your day.
When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 19
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.

Dean Delray
Dean Delray is a rockstar of comedians — literally. He used to tour as a rock musician and now he uses his musical past to create his own brand of rock n' roll comedy. 
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 20
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Dom Irrera
He got his first big break on Rodney Dangerfield's "Nothing Goes Right" special on HBO. It's not a bad way to start your career. Now, he's still going strong with his own TV specials, appearances, and, of course, his own stand-up show.
When: Various times, November 21-23
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Hannibal Buress
He's the co-host of The Eric Andre Show and is a regular expert on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. If you may have even seen him on The Mindy Project. Yup. He's kind of big deal...so watch his stand-up. You won't be disappointed.
When: Various times, November 22-23
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Comedy + Jazz: Jason Moran with Faizon Love & Marina Franklin
Jazz musicians Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits will be joined by comedians Faizon Love and Marina Franklin for a performance that fuses the two artistic disciplines. Consider me intrigued.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23
Where: SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St.

The Future of Comedy Showcase
Host Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh presents an evening of a bunch of talented comics that you should know about. This month features Casey Balsham and Bay Area native Jeremy Curry.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 24
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Dat Phan
The inaugural Last Comic Standing winner comes to San Francisco to perform a whole bunch of shows. He must really like us.
When: Various times, November 26-30
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

KO comedy's Thanksgiving Stuffing
Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with Kabir Singh and Sammy Obeid. They'll make you laugh those calories off before you gorge yourself on all that turkey.
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 27
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.