When work proves trying and the world seems bleak, counter the dreariness with a visit to one of San Francisco's best comedy clubs. These entertainment havens provide evenings of laughter and escape, ensuring that patrons walk away with a cheerier outlook and a lighter spirit. Comedy clubs have developed past simple stand-up, so be sure to check the most recent listings for what's being offered.
For example, if you're interested in the chaotic and inventive hilarity of improv, the Secret Improv Society might be the best venue for you. If you like a more prepared, rehearsed comedy that still includes groups, the sketch comedy of the Punch Line Comedy Club might be your place. But if you believe in a night of staring at someone impudent enough to believe they can make a whole room of people laugh, then check out some of the stand-up acts at Cobb's Comedy Club.
Rest assured, however you get your chuckles on, this town will use its best panhandle to tickle even the most finicky of funny bones. San Francisco has always promised gorgeous natural views, fantastic food and wonderfully romantic nights. But remember: if you're willing to look hard enough, there's always something funny going on in San Francisco.
And a major June 2017 event in San Francisco definitely put San Francisco on the global funny map: Colossal Clusterfest, with big-time headliners including Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Sarah Silverman.