Sneak in some mid-week laughs withThe San Francisco Comedy College’s new talent shows, which showcase the best of up-and-coming local comedyLots of great ideas got their start in 1953, including the polio vaccine, color television, and Playboy magazine. But to SF’s near and dear, 1953 marks the year this legendary comedy club opened its doors and got its first laughs. The subterranean spot has seen comedy greats such as Phyllis Diller, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen and Richard Pryor grace its intimate stage. Remember Zach Galifianakis’ Live at the Purple Onion? Yeah, him too.
Cozy red booths and cafe tables give unobstructed views of the stage, set against a classic brick wall backdrop, and the bar’s solid selection of beer, wine and soju cocktails keep the alcohol flowing (and magically make the jokes funnier). Unlike most comedy clubs, there’s no drink minimum, so enjoying yourself doesn’t have to feel like mandatory homework. Hungry? Order Italian from upstairs Macaroni Sciue Sciue without leaving your seat or missing out on the action. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, sneak in some mid-week laughs with The San Francisco Comedy College’s new talent shows, which showcase the best of up-and- coming local comedy (7 pm - 9:30 pm).
Beers $5, Wine $7
Pink emotion cocktail (guava juice, prosecco), $8
Soju negroni cocktail (soju, sweet vermouth, sanbitter), $7
Pizze Torrese (Broccoli rabe, sausage, mozzarella fresca), $15.50
Parmiggiana (eggplant, tomate, mozzarella, parmesan), $14.50
Tuesday - Thursday, 7 pm - 9:30 pm