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Al Madrigal, Dat Phan, and Nine More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Dat Phan, Photo courtesy of datphan.com

Do you have an Easter or 4/20 hangover? The best cure for that is a good laugh. Here are 11 ways you can accomplish that.

Bret Ernst
From comedy specials and late night shows to TV shows and movies, Bret Ernst has been all over the place. Some may recognize him from Weeds on Showtime while others might recognize him from Artie Lange's movie, Beer League. But he's probably most known for his stand-up – and that is exactly what he'll be doing in San Francisco.
When: Various times, April 23-26
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Femprov Fest

Funny female-identifying improv ensembles, comics, and sketch groups from the Bay Area and beyond will take the stage in this festival of six shows presented by Leela-SF, an improvisational theater company in San Francisco.
When: Various times, April 24-27
Where: Tides Theatre, 533 Sutter St.

Hot Giggles Presents: Bad Things That are Dumb

What do you get when you mix sketch comedy, ADD, and stylized filth? You get the premiere of Hot Giggles' first show featuring Edna Mira Raia, Eugene Steele, Aaron Clouden, Misha Trubs, Tiffany Galaxea, and Travis Eichhorn.
When: 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 25
Where: The Garage Theater, 975 Howard St.

Far Easter with Dat Phan

The inaugural winner of Last Comic Standing, Dat Phan host an evening of great Asian comedians including Kevin Camia, Kabir Singh and many more. And the show has nothing to do with the Easter holiday…as far as I know.
When: Various times, April 24-27
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Josef and Chris' Tuesday Show

Johan Miranda hosts an impressive lineup of comedians for the popular comedy show including Patrick Garvey, Charles Kelly, Matt Lieb, Edsel Mac
Chris Riggins, and Josef Anolin…that's a whole lot of funny on one stage.
When: 8:00 p.m., Tuesday April 29
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Jon Dore

His offbeat humor has been seen in comedy clubs in the United States and in Canada – which makes him an international sensation. The Ottawa-born comedian/host/actor has been seen in nearly every comedy festival, many stand-up specials, late-night talk shows, and TV shows including his own mockumentary series the Jon Dore Television Show.
When: Various times, April 30-May 3
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Terminator Too: Judgement Play

If you are a huge Terminator fan and worshipped the revered stage show, Point Break LIVE! then this show was made for you. Filled with epic absurd humor, Terminator Too: Judgement Play pays homage to the 1991 sci-fi action movie starring our beloved Governator.
When: 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.

Al Madrigal

He's appeared on a long list of TV shows, but is probably best known for his role as a correspondent on the Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show, and his new role on NBC's About a Boy. But if you are one of those "I don't watch TV" types, he and some of his fellow comedians have a podcast called Minivan Men, a show about regular people with children.
When: Various times, May 1-3
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Director's Cut

Consider this the ultimate improv battle. In Director's Cut, six improv directors will take the stage and perform improv like they never have performed improv before.
When: 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 2
Where: Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center

Road 2 Oddball Tour, Presented by Redd's Apple Ale Feat: Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens's resume includes The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Due Date, Happy Endings, nearly every late night show, and a whole bunch of other stuff to prove that he is unbelievably awesome oddball.
When: 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 5
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Keith Lowell Jensen Presents Session: A Jazz and Comedy Jam

As the title suggests, this show is a glorious mix of jazz and comedy – which are two disciplines that tend to compliment each other. Jazz musicians will share the stage with comedians Mary Van Note, Johnny Taylor, Ivan Hernandez, and Keith Lowell Jensen for a smooth night of hilarity.
When: 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 7
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.