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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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"Iron Comic"
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23 stars
attended Nov 16 2010

it was just ok - Nato & Moshe were pretty funny - but process of hearing the other comics, chosing a topic, waiting it out...was kinda lengthy & annoying - it coulda been better organized - Shaun (the winner) was excellent!

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attended May 01 2012

Five comics with 10 minutes to write 2 minutes about a topic randomly drawn from a hat--what could go wrong? The comics were great, the other acts were great. I can think of worse ways to spend a Tuesday night. But better ways? Not so sure.

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May 1, 2012: Guests include Kyle Kinane, Guy Branum, Ngaio Bealum, Chris Garcia, and Caitlin Gill.

The comedy of San Francisco native Nato Green is bookish, leftish, and Jewish. He has established an SF comedy institution popular with comics and audiences alike in_ Iron Comic_, his Iron Chef-spoofing game show, profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle. Iron Comic is a live game show in which 5 comedians rush to write a routine in 10 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of the night, an Iron Comic will be chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking.

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.