Venue Details

230 Star Starred
Punch Line Comedy Club
Between Clay and Washington 444 Battery St San Francisco, CA 94111
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Member Tips

Eat before you go. Drinks are good.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Who cares!? It's Punch Line.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Walk. It's easy. If nothing else, take Muni.
info • Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Business casual and jeans
info Apr 20 2009 star this tip starred
Park in garage, it is only $6.00 or take public transit
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Eat before you go
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attended Apr 16 2009

I've seen Jake live before -- and I remember seeing him on "Letterman" back in the '80s. That career longevity is for a reason. Jake's a true pro and had the crowd in... continued

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attended Jul 12 2012

My husband and I kept talking about the fun time we had with Comedian Jake Johannsen! His comedic approach regarding everyone being angry and in a hurry was... continued

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Here’s the breakdown: Start with a subtle and intelligent comedy style, add four cups of convoluted stories, lightly stir with bizarre observations and add a pinch of dementia for Johannsen Strudel.

One of the finest and more cerebral comics around, Jake is a regular on David Letterman with over forty appearances and he has been on “The Tonight Show” more than ten times. His HBO special “This’ll Take About An Hour” was critically acclaimed and earned Jake an Ace Award nomination for Best Writing in an Entertainment Special.

So come on down for a heavy dose of Johannsen Strudel. With a name like Johannsen you KNOW this guy can make some serious strudel.

About the Ticket Supplier: Punch Line Comedy Club San Francisco

For over 25 years the nation's best comics have appeared at the San Francisco Punch Line, the city's longest running comedy club. Stars such as Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, Drew Carey, Chris Rock and Dana Carvey took their first comedic steps on the Punch Line stage, entertaining thousands while perfecting their craft. The Punch Line's dedication to comic tradition has earned it the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle's readers' choice award for the best comedy club. Today, the Punch Line is the only full-time comedy club in San Francisco, hosting nationally-acclaimed comics Margaret Cho, Bobby Slayton, Dave Chappelle, Sue Murphy, Dave Attell, George Lopez, David Cross, and Greg Proops, among other bona fide and rising stars, in an intimate setting where you can enjoy them, live and up-close, the way stand-up comedy is best presented.