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Seventeen Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Photo: Chris Hardwick

Comedian Chris Hardwick

There's a lot of funny going on in the city in the next two weeks, so let's get to it, shall we?

The Business: San Francisco
Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, Caitlin Gill, and Nato Green give a show that has been described as the "Everything Bagel" of comedy shows. Sounds delicious.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, September 4
Where: The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St.

Dan Cummins
The seasoned comedy pro has appeared on his fair share of talk shows and festivals, and was a semi-finalist on the sixth season of Last Comic Standing.
When: Various times, September 4-7
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

SF Improv Collective
Starting this month and into October, the popular collective will have shows on Thursdays and will include performances by The Harold, Phasers on Stun, Shut Up and Kiss Me as well as special appearances by Out of Line and An Improv Team Named Desire.
When: At 8 pm starting Thursday, September 5
Where: Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St.

Tony Rock
He's a comedian, actor, and producer. You've seen him on TV and in movies like Hitch–now you can see him on stage.
When: Various times, September 5-8
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Pandora Boxx: Lick This Boxx!
If you liked Miss Boxx on RuPaul's Drag Race, then you'll love her in her own solo comedy show.
When: Various times, September 6-8
Where: Rebel, 1760 Market St.

David Spade
He's best known for his time on Saturday Night Live and for starring in comedy classics like Tommy Boy with Chris Farley,  but he still does stand-up.
When: Various times, September 6-7
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Singulariteen
The new stage comedy focuses on a normal American family...during the Apocalypse. Sounds like tons of fun.
When: Various times, September 7-20
Where: Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St.

Comedy Returns to El Rio!
Starting on September 9, the venue will host a comedy show every second Monday of the month which includes a great mix of comedians from all over the world including Yayne Abeba, Maria Shehata, Nathan Habib, Yuri Kagan, and Lisa Geduldig.
When: 8 pm, Monday, September 9
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St.

Curves and Cupcakes
This tour of fine females includes the likes of Lilybeth Helson, Nina G, Priya Prasad, Gloria Magana, Shanti Charan, and special guest Natasha Muse. Join them as they give us their take on womanly woes...amongst other things. 
When: 8 pm, Tuesday, September 10
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

KO Comedy
Kabir Singh is a professional gambler. Sammy K. Obeid is a graduate from UC Berkeley. Together they are the most magical comedy pair to ever grace any stage.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, September 11
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Chris Hardwick
If you are a devout follower of his Nerdist empire or were a fan of Singled Out, then you'll probably want to go to this show. Just save your questions about Walking Dead and Breaking Bad until after the show.
When: Various times, September 11-14
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Neal Brennan
He co-created Chapelle's Show, co-wrote Half-Baked, and was a writer for shows like All That and Singled Out. He also is co-host of "The Champs" podcast. He deserves our attention.
When: Various times, September 12-14
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Awkward Dinner Party 
The fully improvised show will be the best dinner party you will ever be a part of.
When: 8 pm, Friday, September 13 
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, , Building B, 2 Marina Blvd.

Fresh Like Cadaver! 
Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini do some live movie riffing in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Fitting for the date, the two watch and riff on Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan with special guest Don Dazzle.
When: 8 pm, Friday, September 13
Where: Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St.

33rd Annual Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park
Nothing says funny like five hours of standup with 40 comedians and one stage...but not all at the same time.
When: Noon, Sunday, September 15
Where: Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow, 320 Bowling Green Dr.

Comedy Central's UP NEXT Showcase
The search for the nation's best new stand-up talent has started! And one of the preliminary showcases will be in our city. From the four regional searches, eight chosen ones will perform at the "Comics to Watch "show at the New York Comedy Festival show in November. Come see history in the making! 
When: 7:30 pm, Sunday, September 15
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Jasper Redd 
The comedian has been on many a talk show and, more importantly, he has made people in all parts of the universe laugh. He is also known for his great posture. So there's that.
When: 8 pm, September 17-18
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.