San Francisco is one of the world’s premiere comedy cities. There’s always something to hear or see that’ll make you chuckle, whether you’re a first timer visiting for a day trip or a resident looking for a good laugh.
There are many reasons to see a comedy show in San Francisco and the Bay Area. First, the city has a great tradition of stand-up comedy, with some of the most famous comedians in the world having started their careers here. Second, San Francisco has a number of great venues for live comedy shows, including the Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. And finally, the city has an abundance of top-notch comedic talent.
For this season, Encore’s Thing To Do has a fantastic lineup of comedy events in San Francisco—check out some of the best comedy clubs in the city, with an entertaining and versatile agenda. Our curated calendar of comedies in February in San Francisco will help you plan an excellent way to spend a hilarious night out.
San Francisco in February: Comedy and Laughs Galore!
January 29–February 19, 2022
Marc Maron: This May Be the Last Time at Palace of Fine Arts. Palace of Fine Arts is a neoclassical building in the Marina District of San Francisco, and the only structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition that remains standing. The palace is most known for its imposing white marble columns, lagoon, and picturesque walkways. It is often used for performances, exhibitions or weddings.
February 2, 2022
Dave Attell—6th Show Added! at Cobb’s Comedy Club
Grant Lyon’s Nearly 2 Year Delayed Album Release Party at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco
The Giggly Squad Live Tour at Palace of Fine Arts
February 3, 2022
Armchair Expert Presents: Armchaired & Dangerous Live at The Masonic
Ali Macofsky at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco
February 5, 2022
Dave Attell at Cobb’s Comedy Club. Cobb’s Comedy Club is one of the longest-running comedy clubs on the West Coast. This world-famous venue has been entertaining audiences for years with its hilarious performances. It has hosted some of the nation’s most famous comics since 1982. A great choice to see a stand-up comedy show with nationally known comedians. Are you looking for a laugh? Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA is the place to be! With comedy performances happening all the time, you’re sure to find something to make you smile.
Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour at The Masonic
February 7, 2022
Brandon Wardell at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 8, 2022
Ronn Vigh at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco
February 9–12, 2022
Amir K at Punch Line Comedy Club – San Francisco
February 10–12, 2022
Noel Miller at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 11, 2022
Maz Jobrani: Things Are Looking Bright Tour at Palace of Fine Arts
February 14, 2022
Cupid’s Comedy Allstars at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco
Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) with Giulia Rozzi at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 16–17, 2022
Joel Kim Booster at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 16–19, 2022
Marcella Arguello at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco
February 17, 2022
CHRIS REDD: WHY AM I LIKE THIS? at Bimbo’s 365 Club. On February 17, come for an evening of laughs with headliner Chris Redd at Bimbo’s 365 Club. This San Francisco’s premiere comedy venue has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike for years, bringing in the funniest names in the business. You can see up-and-coming talent alongside well-known comedians, making for an always-entertaining show.
February 18, 2022
Girls Gotta Eat at The Masonic. Another venue for comedy events is The Masonic—its shows are always a blast and a great way to have a night out with friends, family, or coworkers. Whether you’re a comedy fan or just looking for a fun night out, The Masonic’s shows are sure to entertain.
February 19, 2022
Corey Holcomb at Cobb’s Comedy Club
Dov Davidoff at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 20, 2022
There Goes the Neighborhood Comedy at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 21, 2022
Scott Seiss at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 23–26, 2022
Kabir Singh at Punch Line Comedy Club—San Francisco. Seeking a hilarious night out? Then head to Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA, for some of the best stand-up comedy around. It’s Cobb’s Comedy Club’s sister venue and is famous also for hosting nationally touring stand-up, improv, sketch comedy stars, and local talent.
February 25–26, 2022
Stavros Halkias at Cobb’s Comedy Club
February 26, 2022
Not Another D+D Podcast at Palace of Fine Arts
February 27, 2022
TK Moyer: Who’s That? at Cobb’s Comedy Club
Evolution of Comedy in San Francisco
Humor has always been a part of human life, and the art of comedy has evolved over the years. In the early days, comedy was mostly physical—slapstick and pratfalls. Comedy in San Francisco has come a long way since the days of the vaudeville theaters. The history of comedy in San Francisco dates back to the 1800s when the first vaudeville theaters started popping up. These theaters showcased a variety of comedic acts, including jugglers, magicians, and comedians.
Then, in the 1950s and 60s, comedians like Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl brought a more cerebral style to the stage, introducing social and political satire to the mix. In the 1970s, the comedy scene in San Francisco took off, with venues like the Holy City Zoo and the Committee attracting some of the biggest names in the business.
These days, the city is home to a thriving comedy scene that is more diverse than ever, with stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy all thriving. So, if you’re looking for a laugh, San Francisco is the place to be.