Where to go for San Francisco Comedy (and where to get Discount Tickets)
It’s date night in the City and you’re looking for a good laugh. Where ya gonna go?
Although you’ll find several nightlife spots with occasional stand-up comedy shows, there are two San Francisco comedy clubs that feature the funnies full time: Punch Line and Cobb’s, both owned by Live Nation.
If you’re savvy in the city, you know that the comedy big shots have already left for L.A. or NYC. But we also know that many comics cut their teeth in SF, going from smaller “practice” venues to Punch Line and Cobb’s before moving on. (Looking at you Al Madrigal, Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Emily Heller, Chris Garcia.)
Catch some fresh voices on their way up and onward, and while you’re at it, snag a sweet deal on tickets so you can laugh out loud for less before anyone is the wiser.
Cobb’s Comedy Club San Francisco
Cobb’s Comedy Club in the city’s North Beach neighborhood, is my favorite stand-up comedy spot in San Francisco. The 400 seat venue offers a full dinner menu and full-service bar.
The line-up of comic talent offers something for every taste, or lack thereof. Sometimes you’ll even see world-reknowned comedians coming back to headline at Cobb’s, including stars like Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, and Dana Carvey.
I check frequently for Cobb’s Comedy discount tickets to post here. (Also, if you’re a Citi cardmember, you can sometimes get pre-sale, preferred, or special ticket offers.)
Punch Line Comedy Club
Punch Line, located at Battery and Washington streets in downtown San Francisco, is the longest-running comedy club in the city.
This historic venue has given many world-famous comedians a great start, including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, and Ellen DeGeneres. Punch Line has plenty of seats, but they’re first come first served, so get there early.
As luck would have it, a couple of deal sources often have ticket available for a lot less than you’d pay at the box office. (Not always available).