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Cobb's Comedy Club
at Lombard 915 Columbus Ave San Francisco, CA 94133
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4.7 average rating
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6 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 30 2007

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I hadn't heard of Mr. Sparks before attending his show. Now he's one of my favorite comedians - after only one performance! He has a brand of intelligent humor that reminds me of some of my other favorites (Carlin,...continued

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53 reviews
72 stars
attended Oct 11 2009

This was the best money I have spent in a long while. Hal Sparks was hysterical. Witty, fast-talking, relevant, just raunchy enough without being vulgar. He really connected with the audience and put on a great peformance.

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16 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 06 2008

Hal Sparks is AMAZING, his humor is intelligent, witty, accessible and just makes you laugh long and hard!

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Actor /comedian Hal Sparks began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the “Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and immediately began performing at numerous comedy clubs, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House, as well as at Comic Relief’s American Comedy Festival.

From 1999 – 2000, Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. For five seasons, he co-starred as Michael Novotny on the hit Showtime series “Queer As Folk,” based on the controversial and critically acclaimed British series. 

Most recently, Hal provided the voice of Tak in the Nickelodeon animated series “Tak and the Power of Juju” which follows a teenage jungle boy and his fellow villagers as they deal with their fate as the unluckiest tribe in the world. He also lent his voice to the character “Mr. Q” in the GSN game show “20Q” hosted by Cat Deeley, based on the award-winning game of the same name. In 2006, Sparks appeared on the FOX musical competition series “Celebrity Duets” and hosted the WB reality series “Survival Of the Richest.” In 2007, he shared judging duties with Roseanne Barr on the Nick at Nite comedy competition series “America’s Funniest Mom.” Hal returned to his stand-up roots on June 4th when he starred in his own one-hour Showtime stand-up comedy special “Charmageddon.” The special was released on DVD in June.