Venue Details

421 Star Starred
Cobb's Comedy Club
at Lombard 915 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133
415-928-4320
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Angela Aviles
I saw him at Cobb's in SF, so between tough parking and long line to get in, give yourself extra time.
Comedian Gary Owen info Oct 30 2014 star this tip starred
Ingenue
If you sit near the front know that you will be targeted for material towards the end of the show :)
Comedian Aries Spears info Sep 25 2014 star this tip starred
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4.4 average rating
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1 stars
attended Aug 14 2010

I have followed and enjoyed Bob's career from the first time I saw him do standup in 1985. Always a sharp, observational and extremely humorous comedian. Great set , pushing the limits of humor and humanity.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 13 2010

Bobcat was c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y a-w-e-s-o-m-e. He was the best in the 80s and he still is.

The middle guy - Brian Malow - was not good. He had maybe one or two funny jokes. But worse - much worse - than that was the fact that he seemed to...continued

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 14 2010

Don't waste your money at Cobb's Comedy Club. Not only do you pay a hefty entrance fee even with Goldstar, you also have to pay for TWO WATER-DOWNED alcoholic drinks. For the money you pay and the pricey drinks, you would hope for class act...continued

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Born in the outskirts of Hollywood (Syracuse, New York) in 1962, Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed his first film Shakes the Clown in 1991. A dark cult comedy, Shakes the Clown was heralded by the Boston Globe as the ‘Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies’, and lays claim to such fans as Martin Scorsese and Michael Stipe – in fact, the REM song “Binky the Doormat” was based on a line from Shakes the Clown.

Goldthwait’s next movie Windy City Heat appeared in the Cine Vegas Film Festival in 04 and won best film at the Montreal Comedy Festival that year. Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) has called Windy City Heat ‘beyond genius’ and Vice Magazine called it, ‘quite simply the greatest movie of all time.’

Sleeping Dogs Lie marked Bobcat’s third feature film as a director. Written by Goldthwait, and financed by friends and pawn shops, the movie was shot entirely during a two week hiatus from his job directing Jimmy Kimmel Live (2004-2006). It was chosen to compete in Sundance’s 2006 Dramatic competition, and was also in the London, Toronto, and San Sebastian Film Festivals that year. Sleeping Dogs Lie is Goldthwait’s best reviewed work to date, and was hailed as “earnest and improbably moving” by Esquire Magazine, and “demonically funny and surprisingly sweet” by Rolling Stone. Bobcat credits his failure to appear in the film as a good part of its success.

World’s Greatest Dad is Bobcat’s latest movie. It stars long time friend Robin Williams, and was again made independently from the studio system (although this time Process and Darko Productions came on board and prevented any pawn shops from having to be involved). Shooting again with a cast made up primarily of close friends, World’s Greatest Dad was completed in fall 2008 and was accepted into 2009’s Sundance festival, set to premiere there in the Spectrum category in January 2009.

Bobcat has directed for many television shows including Chappelle’s Show, the Man Show, and Crank Yankers. As a comic, he had 3 HBO specials and had appeared on the David Letterman show by the time he was 20, and as an actor he appeared in an innumerable slew of movies and was huge in the 80’s, all of which has allowed him to live in an impossibly luxurious rental home in the Los Angeles area.