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Punch Line Comedy Club
Between Clay St. and Washington St. 444 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111
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142 events
133 reviews
106 stars
Weeknight are less busy and you can get a better seat.
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Comedian Neal Brennan
6 ratings
4.5 average rating
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34 events
5 reviews
25 stars
attended Oct 23 2012

Neal is not a tried and true stand-up and relies on his "normal guy" charisma, borderline arrogance, to win over the crowd. As a fan of Louis CK, Jim Norton and Doug Stanhope I would rate Neal's material as 5/10.

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17 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 23 2012

A great night of comedy! The venue was pleasant, the staff attentive, and the comedy first-rate! It's rare that the MC, opening act, and headliner are all so good.

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7 events
3 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 23 2012

Awesome show, both openers and Neal were really funny! Comedians were easily approachable after the show. Venue had a good setup and not a bad seat in the house!

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Neal Brennan is a director, writer, actor, and comedian. After graduating from the prestigious NYU Film School (Dropout Program), he began his writing career at the age of 20 on the MTV dating game show Singled Out and the Nickelodeon sketch show All That. Three years later, he and his writing partner Dave Chappelle wrote the stoner cult classic Half Baked. Though the script was good, neither of them liked the movie. They didn’t know as much about studio politics as most people in their early 20s do, and got bulldozed.

Between 1998 and 2002, Brennan wrote and sold three screenplays with Michael Schur, who went on to co-create _Parks and Rec _on NBC.

Once the _Half Baked _stink had worn off, Chappelle and Brennan linked back up and created _Chappelle’s Show. _ They wrote and produced virtually every sketch themselves. In the second season, Brennan was allowed to officially direct, and helmed such sketches as “Charlie Murphy/Rick James,” “The Racial Draft,” “Charlie Murphy/Prince,” and the “John Mayer Sketch.” Brennan received Three Emmy nominations for Chappelle’s Show; one for directing “Rick James,” the other two for writing and producing. The show ended all crazy. Google it. As of this writing, _Chappelle’s Show _is the number one selling television show DVD of all time, selling nearly nine million units.

In 2008, Brennan sold a screenplay called _Split Decision _to The Montecito Picture Company. He also directed the woefully underappreciated feature film, “The Goods,” for producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Paramount. The film starred Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Ving Rhames, and Ferrell. It opened against _District 9 _and was summarily pummeled. But it is funny. Brennan doesn’t read his own reviews (that’s what the help is for), but apparently the _New York Times _and Roger Ebert both liked it.

Neal has spent the past two years doing re-writes for Hollywood and focusing on stand-up comedy. He has appeared on _Late Night with Jimmy Fallon _and Lopez Tonight. The Lopez is on youtube. It’s good.

In 2010, Brennan appeared in _Get Him to the Greek, _and a pilot for Showtime, Seek and Destroy, which Brennan wrote, directed and starred in. It didn’t get picked up, which almost never happens.

Most recently, he wrote with Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner. He does stand-up virtually every night at the top clubs in New York and Los Angeles.

About the Ticket Supplier: Live Nation - 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.