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289 Star Starred
Punch Line Comedy Club
Between Clay St. and Washington St. 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
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160 events
145 reviews
119 stars
Weeknight are less busy and you can get a better seat.
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Comedian Jake Johannsen
42 ratings
4.8 average rating
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80 events
62 reviews
1 stars
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 stitches with his rather gentle observational humor about current events and...continued

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137 events
66 reviews
74 stars
attended Apr 02 2015

The Punch Line is a well-organized club. It's nice that there's always free street parking pretty close. Bad traffic meant I got there a little late and was seated right up by the stage. Good service, adequate food and drinks. The three comics...continued

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57 events
4 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 03 2015

Great set. We've seen him every year or two for forever. And he always has new material. Not always true for other comedians.

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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.