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12 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Tig Notaro

The end of October and the beginning of November is the perfect time for you to be subject to lots of funny and offensive things...and here they are.

True Fiction Magazine's Halloween Horror 

The folks at BATS Improv will be doing a special one-night only improv show that is perfect for Halloween. It's so scary that you'll probably die laughing.
When: 8 p.m., Thursday, October 31 
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, Building B, 2 Marina Blvd.

Comedy Central Live Presents Anthony Jeselnik
If you're a fan of his Comedy Central show, The Jeselnik Offensive, we're pretty sure that you'll love his live show...and hopefully it will be just as, if not more offensive.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, November 1 
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.

Cobb's Comedy Allstars
Cobb's will host an impressive roster of comedians for two nights which include Dan Gabriel, Marcella Arguello and other comedy all-stars.
When: Various times, November 1-2
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Ron Funches
He's lovable. He's funny. He's a writer for The Kroll Show. And how could you not love a guy with "Funches" as a last name?
When: Various times,  November 1-2
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Point Break Live!
Vayo con dios!  Point Break Live! is back! The live version of the seminal (and possibly greatest) Keanu Reeves film will have six shows so get your tickets your tickets NOW to see all the Point Break realness with an unrehearsed Johnny Utah leading a gang of surfer criminals!
When: Shows start November 1st and continue through January 3rd
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.

What's So Funny? Tig Notaro on the Power of Humor with Janet Varney
Tig Notaro was already popular among comedy nerds, but when she was met with a series of unfortunate circumstances that included the death of her mother, the ending of a relationship, and being diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn't mope. She turned it into material for a comedy act that would elevate her to legendary status. The good news is that she's going to be in San Francisco this weekend. The bad news is that the show is sold out, but there may be a very slim chance to get tickets. But the silver lining to all this is that you can watch a live stream of the show on the JCCSF website.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, November 1
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St.


Kevin McDonald
You've seen him on various TV shows, but probably recognize him as "that guy" from The Kids in the Hall. In fact, he's one of the two guys who found the comedy group. Well, "that guy" is Kevin McDonald and he'll be gracing us with his funny presence for a multitude of showtimes and days.
When: Various times, November 6-9
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.


Slanted Comedy

The Asian comedian showcase includes Josef Anolin, Walter Hong, Joey Guila, and Shawn Felipe. And Shawn has a food truck...maybe he'll bring it to the show!
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Muni Diaries Live
A lineup of comedians will tell their gross, heart-warming, funny, and bizarre tales from the one thing that all San Franciscans love: Muni.
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, November 9 
Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St.


The Eric Andre Show Live
He has his own DIY brand late night show on Adult Swim and we are lucky enough to have him bring a live version of the show to S.F. It will include all his fantastic guests, spontaneous performance, and random celebrity appearances (both fake and real). And don't worry — he'll wreck the set at the end of the show just like he does on TV.
When: 8 p.m., Monday, November 11
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia St.

Competitve Erotic Fan Fiction
Bryan Cook hosts a show that will feature 10 comics writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces based on whatever they want or audience suggestions. Sounds hot, doesn't it?
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 12
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.


Rob Cantrell
He's been seen on The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert and has rap skills as showcased on Comedy Central’s “Atom Films” TV program, but what makes him the coolest is that he was in the cast of an off-Broadway show called The Marajuana-logues
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 13
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.