Greg Proops, SNL Alums, and More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off


With Saturday Night Live alums, brilliant roastmasters, and a few prodigal sons coming to the city, there are plenty of opportunities to get your laugh on during the next two weeks.

Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio's resume includes appearances on The Sarah Silverman Program and many Comedy Central shows and specials. He lives in Sacramento, but has San Francisco roots—he was a runner-up in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and went to SF State (at least that's what his Facebook page says). And we all know that the Internet ALWAYS tells the truth.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, July 23
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

David and Amy Sedaris' "The Book of Liz"

The dynamic duo of siblings known as David and Amy Sedaris penned this quirky comedy about a woman, her delicious cheeseballs, and being accepted by the outside world. It's bizarre. It's funny. It's all Sedaris.
When: Various times, July 24-August 1
Where: Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough Street

Norm Macdonald

The Saturday Night Live alum (and former Weekend Update anchor) is still going strong with roles in movies and television and his stand-up, of course.
When: Various times, July 25-27
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

Ball Trap!: A Sci-Fi Space Opera!

An offbeat multimedia comedy/space opera starring Frisco Fred, Les Milton, and Colin Mahan that delivers a nerdtastic skewering of sci-fi blockbusters, '80s car crash movies, and rock musicals.
When: 8 pm, Sunday, July 27
Where: Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter Street

The Tai Mai Shu Show

Bradley Lum brings his Asian YouTube-rap-superstar creation Tai Mai Shu to the stage in a live performance.
When: 8 pm, Tuesday, July 29
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Rob Delaney

The title of his book, "Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage." makes absolutely no sense, but if you've seen him on Burning Love, Conan, Key and Peele, or Jimmy Kimmel Live you know that he is damn funny.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, July 30
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

Tuesday and Laura Present: Estrogen Entree with a Side of Balls

Yet another installment of a unique stand-up comedy show featuring four women, a gay guy, and a male.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, July 30
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Confessions of a Fat Player: The Tour

Justin Harrison brings his live act to San Francisco and it's exactly what the title implies: confessions of a fat player.
When: 8 pm, Thursday, July 31
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

The Smartest Man in the World Podcast

Are you in need of some enlightenment? Some mental stimulation? Well, the once San Francisco Bay Area resident, Greg Proops is here to give you all of that and more with a recording of his popular podcast.
When: 8 pm, Thursday, July 31
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Greg Proops

If you're planning on going to hear Greg Proops do a recording of his podcast, you might as well go to one of two of his stand-up shows that are happening in the next two days after. Hell, just go to both.
When: Various times, August 1-2
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Comedy for a Cause with Nephew Tommy

Up and coming comics Karlous Miller, Mike E. Winfield, and Jay Rich perform at a night of comedy benefitting Urban Ed Academy.
When: 6:30 pm, Friday, August 1
Where: Galleria Design Center, 1197 Folsom Street

Jeff Ross

Come see the master roaster do his stand-up live. This is definitely a show where heckling the performer is not a good idea…at all.
When: Various times, August 1-3
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

Snap Judgment Live in the Bay!

The popular NPR radio show hosted by Glynn Washington comes for a live recording in San Francisco for not one, but two nights. Recording will include some of Oakland's finest storytelling for "Storytelling, with a beat."
When: 8 pm, August 1-2
Where: The Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street

American Me Comedy

Presented by Paragon Commercial Brokerage, the American Me Comedy show will feature Ben Gleib of Chelsea Lately sharing his own unique perspective on life experiences.
When: 8 pm, Tuesday, August 5
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Baron Vaughn

He's performed on nearly every late-night show, been featured in plenty of comedy specials, appeared in many TV shows and can be heard on a fair share of comedy podcast. He's the one and only: Baron Vaughn (which, by the way, is one of the coolest names ever).
When: Various times, Wednesday August 7-9
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

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