Sasheer Zamata, Bill Bellamy, & More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off


For the next two weeks, SF will be treated to great "No Filter" comedy, "booty calls," comedy royalty, and the great Sasheer Zamata — which is probably the fanciest comedian name ever.

Cobb's Comedy Showcase: Benefiting Make-A-Wish Bay Area

Come enjoy an evening of comedy from some of the best up and coming talent in the San Francisco Bay Area before they become become huge comedic stars. Because San Francisco doesn't produce anything less. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, August 20
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

Gene Pompa

Gene Pompa's offbeat humor has raveled everywhere from college campuses to appearances on Conan O'Brien and The Late, Late Show. He also has two one hour comedy specials and two half hour stand-up specials under his belt. He's the real deal.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, August 20
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Joe Klocek

Featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Joe Klocek was voted as Best Comic in the City for 2011 in SF Weekly. Now the midwest boy brings some comedy realness along with the highly personal comedic stylings of Eloisa Bravo.
When: 8 pm, Wednesday, August 20
Where: The Dark Room, 2263 Mission

Bill Bellamy

He taught us how to be a player and is essentially a legend from the golden age of Def Comedy Jam. He also introduced an important phrase that forever changed the landscape of romantic relationships. Yes, he coined the term, “booty call.” And for that, we are grateful.
When: Various times, August 21-24
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

Sasheer Zamata

Even though Sasheer Zamata made headlines by being one of the first female cast members of color on Saturday Night Live since Maya Rudolph, she has been doing comedy for awhile. Need proof? Just Google her web series “Pursuit of Sexiness” or check out one of her many past stand-up performances.
When: Various times, August 21-23
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

#NoFilter featuring Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, & Mamrie Hart

Considered the “Holy Trinity” of comedy, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart are YouTube stars that created the the show "No Filter," which started as a comedy show in Los Angeles and then turned into a viral social media sensation when they encouraged the audience to tape the show and use the hashtag, #NoFilterShow. Now they bring that viral goodness to the stage.
When: 8 pm, Friday, August 22
Where: 3301 Lyon Street

Doug Stanhope

Stanhope's comedy has been compared to the likes of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, and Bill Hicks. Yeah, he tends to go on confrontational, albeit funny, rants. That said, heckling is not advised.
When: Various times, August 27-28
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

D.L. Hughley

He's been doing stand-up comedy for years which has led to some of his more current gigs, like his radio show, The DL Hughley Show and co-host of Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host. That's good and all, but you must remember, he is one of the Original Kings of Comedy – so you must bow down.
When: Various times, August 29-31
Where: Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus

The Vice Principals of Comedy

They are here...and by “they” I mean the Vice Principals of Comedy. Walker Glenn, Hayden Greif-Neill, Erik Krasner, and Allison Mick are joined by headliner Caitlin Gill, Dash Kwiatkowski, Ron Chapman, and Phil Wong.
When: 8 pm, Tuesday, August 26
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Ben Roy

His comedy album “I Got Demons” has been compared to Lewis Black and Sam Kinison. So now is the time to see him do his stand-up just so you can say, “I knew about him when no one knew about him.”
When: Various times, August 27-30
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

Jason Downs

The San Francisco native comes back home to share his good hearted humor with dirty mouth and his know-it-all ability to know nothing. Welcome back Jason. It's good to have you home.
When: 8 pm, Tuesday, September 2
Where: Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery

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