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16 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross of Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and Mr. Show fame.

There are plenty of reasons to laugh — especially in the next two weeksThat said, here are 16 specific reasons to get you chuckling.

Sammy Obeid
The Bay Area native closes in on his "1000 Days of Comedy". His 999th day will be at Cobb's Comedy Club and he will have a 1001 day at Punchline
When and Where: 8 p.m., September 19 at Cobb's (915 Columbus Ave.) and 11:45 a.m., September 21 at Punchline (444 Battery St.)

Scott Capurro
The SF native and actor from Mrs. Doubtfire (he was Harvey Fierstein's boyfriend) comes home for a couple of shows...and we're glad to have him.
When: Various times, September 19-21
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Improvised Downton Abbey
The refined PBS prime time soap opera like you've never seen it before: unscripted and improvised!
When: 8 p.m., Friday, September 20 
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd.

Jo Koy
The Bay Area favorite (especially for Filipinos) from Chelsea Lately stops by San Francisco to give us his brand of funny.
When: Various times, September 20-22, September 27-29
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Vocal Vixens
Get ready to work it with this live drag and dinner show! Performers include Aus Jus, Dahlia Vita, hostess Kylie Mimono, and Honey Mahogany from RuPaul's Drag Race.
When
: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21
Where: Balancoire, 2565 Mission St.

Conor Kellicutt
He is no stranger to the world of comedy and is a San Francisco stand-up regular. He also can be seen in Woody Allen's most recent film, Blue Jasmine
When: 8 p.m.,Tuesday, September 24
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Nico Santos
His stand-up has been called "inappropriately perfect" and has written for E! Network’s Fashion Police. That's a really good combo.
When: Various times, September 25-26
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Baron Vaughn
He's been on TV (Rescue Me), stage (Drowning Crow with Alfre Woodard and Anthony Mackie), movies (Cloverfield), but he's always been funny as a stand-up.
When: Various times, September 27-28
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Bob Odenkirk & David Cross
If you like Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and, of course, Mr. Show, then this show is a MUST.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 27
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.

Dane Cook: The Under Oath Tour
The man who was once called a "comedian phenom and icon" by Entertainment Weekly comes  to San Francisco whether you want him to or not.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, September 27
Where: The Warfield, 982 Market St.

True Fiction Magazine 
BATS Improv presents a night of crime, romance, danger, and, of course, improvised comedy. Expect the unexpected.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, September 27
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, , Building B, 2 Marina Blvd.

Whitney Cummings
She made you laugh with her own sitcom, now she'll make you laugh live on stage...probably moreso than her TV show.
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, September 28 
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE!
If you like the podcast and the IFC show, then you'll  absolutely LOVE Scott Aukerman's live show featuring Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys.
When: 8 p.m., Sunday, September 29
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St.

Maronzio Vance 
Be a part of history as Maronzio records his live album! If you miss one night, don't worry there's another for your convenience. 
When: 8 p.m., October 1-2
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

YesSing! Made Up Musicals
Ever wonder what it would be like if people on stage, out of nowhere, just broke out into song without any preparation whatsoever? Well now's your chance to watch just that.
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3
Where: Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St.

Bobby Lee
If you don't know the work of the wondrous comedian from MADtv, then I don't know what to tell you.
When: Various times, October 3-5
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.