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Thirteen Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Comedienne Amy Schumer

Comedienne Amy Schumer

If you dig funny ladies who are dominating the comedy scene, embarassing stories told in front of total strangers, and impromptu musicals, then you're in luck. The next two weeks were made just for you.

Justin Harrison: One Night Only
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Justin is a local favorite and the creator of the online video and live show series Comics Gone Viral. Join him for one night of his stand-up as well as a host of up-and-coming comedians.
When: 8 p.m., Wednesday August 7
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Howard Kremer's "Have A Summah" Party Comedy Tour 2013 with Kyle Kinane 
The host of the popular podcast "Who Charted?" makes a stop in SF for his celebratory ten-day "Summah" tour with fellow comedian Kyle Kinane.
When: 8 p.m., Thursday August 8
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Colin Kane
He has the Dennis Miller stamp of approval and has been offensively entertaining people with his brand of humor for years. Now, you can get a dose of his brand of dirty in San Francisco. 
When: Multiple times, August 8-10
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Cecily Strong and Friends 
The Saturday Night Live cast member (who's quickly becoming an audience favorite) and Second City alum comes to San Francisco and she brought a few friends along.
When: Multiple times, August 9-10
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Flips and Beaners Comedy Jam
Comedians of the Filipino and Hispanic persuasion join forces to bring the funny on one stage. This for ONE NIGHT ONLY...or until they decide do it again.
When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday August 11
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You: A Solo Comedy
Self-help guru Kent Underwood brings his book, "How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You," live to the stage to help you channel that bitterness into something useful!
When: 8 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, August 12-27
Where: Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia St.

The Imaginary Radio Program
Fusing comedy and music, SF-based comedian Drennon Davis and his musical partner in crime, Nick Stargu (a.k.a. DJ Real) share the radio show playing in his head with a live audience.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday August 13
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Nate Bargatze
He's made his fair share of TV appearances and has scored spots on many "comedians to watch" lists including Esquire, Paste Magazine, and Rolling Stone. Check him out. You won't be disappointed.
When: Multiple times, August 14-17
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Arj Barker
If you enjoyed him on HBO's Flight of the Conchords or one of his many worldwide stand-up shows, then you'll love him live at Cobb's.
When: Multiple times, August 15-18
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.

Spontaneous Broadway
It's exactly what it sounds like: a spontaneous musical. A bunch of improvisers audition and then perform for an audience that has control of the show they want see.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, August 16 
Where: Fort Mason Center, Bayfront Theater, 2 Marina Blvd.

Amy Schumer
If you watch Inside Amy Schumer or have seen her do any stand-up at all, you'll know what you're in for. If you haven't, then give her a try any way–just don't be fooled by her girl next door looks. She'll entertain you with the best, wholesome crassness. 
When: 8 p.m., Saturday August 17 
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.

The Avengers of Comedy
You know all those superheroes in the movie The Avengers? This isn't them. However, they are way more funny. A lot more funny.
When: 8 p.m., Tuesday August 20
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.

Jason Downs
He's been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, was the winner of the Las Vegas Comedy, won the Actors’ Theatre National Playwright Competition, and most importantly, graduated from San Francisco State University. All of it leads up to two nights of his live album recording.
When: 8 p.m. Aug. 21-22
Where: Punchline Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.