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13 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

San Francisco native Margaret ChoInsomnia's Dave Attell, and funny "dinosaurs" are just some comedy acts to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.

Comedians at Law
What do Alex Barnett, Siobhan Beasley, Kevin Israel, Julie Kottakis, Matt Ritter, Matt Storrs, and Joan Weisblatt have in common? They are comedians...and they try to not practice law...and they make a funny show out of it.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Hand to Mouth: Stereotypes
On the first Friday of every month, Trevor Hill hosts a topic-based comedy show that focuses on  a specific issue and with the help of a boatload of comedians, we laugh at said issue. This month's issue: stereotypes. This month's comedians: Scott Capurro, Kaseem Bentley, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Nicole Calasich, Zack Chiapellone, Adam Pasi, and Johan Miranda.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, October 4 
Where: The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St.

Dave Attell 
If you were a fan of Insomniac on Comedy Central, then chances are, you are a fan of Dave Attell. Well, he did create the show so it's only natural that you are a fan of him. 
When:  Various times, October 4-5
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Trainwreck Cabaret
This bizarre old world vaudeville show set in the 21st century has sword swallowers, puppeteers, musicians, singers, burlesque dancers, and, of course, comedians. What's not to like?
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, October 5
Where: The Dark Room, 2263 Mission St.

Your Mom's House Podcast Tour
Comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky are married and they made a podcast about it...and it's always at the top of the iTunes charts and has won awards. Now's your chance to see them live as they wax poetic about being "mommies"
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Greg Asdourian and Myles Weber
Bay Area natives come to the stage to record a live CD of their comedy. Come support local comedians so you can tell everyone you knew about them before they got rich and famous.
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 8
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Bawdy Storytelling's "NerdGasm"
Everyone loves a good story of sexual exploits — and Bawdy Storytelling gives people the platform to do so. In 10 minutes or less.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 
Where: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St.

The Dinosaurs of Comedy
No, this is not a show with a guy in a brontosaurus costume telling bad dinosaur jokes. It's a showcase of top-notch San Franciso comedians Michael Meehan, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, and Steven Pearl.
When:
8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Joey Diaz and Ari Shaffir
You may recognize these two dudes from the "Joe Rogan Experience" or you might recognize them from their many, many TV roles, movie roles, and stand-up specials. Either way they are magical.
When: Various times, October 10-12
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. 

Jonah Ray
If you are a nerd, geek or any variation thereof, then you probably listen to the "Nerdist Podcast." If you listen to the "Nerdist Podcast" then you know who Jonah Ray is. If you don't, then now is time to start.
When: Various times, October 10-12
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Mortified SF
It's the beginning of October and you know what that means? It's time to listen to people tell their most embarrassing, funniest, and outlandish stories of Halloween. Thank God for Mortified SF, right?
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 11
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.

Margaret Cho
She's not only a San Francisco native, but more than that she's a San Francisco treasure and sweetheart. Margaret Cho comes back home to spread her joy and laughter. By the way, if you are an S.F. resident, it is mandatory to see her in concert at least once during your stay here.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, October 12 
Where:  Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St.

For the People Comedy's Four Year Anniversary
The comedy group founded by Frankie Quinones will celebrate four years of funny with a show that includes Joey Guila, Cory Loykasek and Marcella Arguello.
When: 8 p.m. October 15-16
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.