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7 Must-See Comedy Acts Coming To The Bay Area

April 1, 2016 12:00 PM

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Have you been to a good comedy show lately? Well, timing is everything. These pros know how to deliver a joke, to make any story hilarious, to ridicule the monotonous and to make it all seem easy. Some seriously funny evenings are lined up, in the Bay Area in 2016. Bring a new meaning to having a few laughs when you’ve got a seat at one of the best stand-up comedy acts anywhere around. Here are 7 that will leave you feeling much better than you did at the start of the evening.

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The Do-Over Tour
w/ Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson & Rob Schneider
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(510) 548-3010
More at CBSSF.com/events
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Do-Over Tour is coming to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on May 19th – featuring live performances by Adam Sandler – David Spade – Nick Swardson – Rob Schneider and special guests. The official ticket on-sale begins on Friday 4/1 at 10:00am at Ticketmaster.

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Flight of The Conchords
Shoreline Amphitheatre
One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 967-4040
More at CBSSF.com/events
Dates: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Flight of the Conchords: In the words of their fan-site: FoTC (as I shall type hereafter to save finger wear and tear) are Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. They used to be “New Zealand’s 4th most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo”. Now they are “the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand.” In my words: The best Folk-Comedy Duo since the Smothers Brothers and the only ones to come out of New Zealand! They are a sure crowd favorite and cute to boot! Read more.

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Russell Peters
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 928-4320
More at CBSSF.com/events
Dates: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 &
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Russell Peters is already a comedy superstar in much of the world. A recent one-off appearance at London’s Shaw Theatre sold out in 48 hours and when his first shows in Sydney and Melbourne were announced in May 2006, 10,000 tickets were gone in less than two days with zero advertising. Peters’ comedy is rooted in the reality of growing up brown in white Canadian society. “My family and I are Anglo-Indian,” Peters explains. “Anglo-Indians are a community of Indians from India who mixed with the British when they occupied India. Both of my parents are Anglo-Indian and their parents were Anglo-Indians and so on.”

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Jo Koy
The Uptown Theatre
1350 Third Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 259-0123
More at CBSSF.com/events
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

While he is best known for being a regular on Chelsea Handler’s show “Chelsea Lately,” Jo Koy has been performing stand-up for nearly two decades. The comedian got his start at a Las Vegas comedy club in 1994 and has become one of the most hilarious comics of our time. Jo Koy tour dates have been scheduled throughout 2016; Don’t miss a date on the Jo Koy comedy tour!

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Bill Maher
City National Civic
135 W San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-4111
More at CBSSF.com/events
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bill Maher is the comedic genius who popularized political comedy in the early ’90s with his hit primetime show Politically Incorrect. Bill Maher has maintained his hold on on the political comedy scene for the better part of two decades. Riding high with his current show Real Time with Bill Maher, the stand-up comedian is taking his act on the road to a venue near you. Bill Maher comedy tour dates are currently scheduled nationwide throughout 2016.

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Cheech and Chong
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 345-0900
More at CBSSF.com/events
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cheech & Chong are a comedy duo consisting of Richard Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the era’s hippie, free love and (especially) drug culture movements. Cheech played a cholo from Los Angeles, while Chong was a burnt-out “druggie” whose entire life revolved around getting high. Source: Last.FM

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Weird Al Yankovic
City National Civic
135 W San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-4111
More at CBSSF.com/events
Dates: Sunday, July 24, 2016

The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, “Weird Al” Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records — a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders — Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap.


 

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