Venue Details

2 Star Starred
The Purple Onion at Kells Irish Bar
near Columbus 530 Jackson St. San Francisco, CA 94133
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Member Tips

info Jan 21 2013 star this tip starred
Cornbeef tasty and generous.
info Jan 21 2013 star this tip starred
Cornbeef tasty and generously portioned.
info Jan 21 2013 star this tip starred
Maribeth Goldstein
Take the bus
info Jan 28 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Baked brie very good.
info Feb 13 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Walked there.
info Feb 13 2013 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.6 average rating
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385 reviews
62 stars
attended Jun 11 2013

Don't waste your time on this one! I got there right before 7pm, only to be told the show would start at 7:30. I told them I would grab a bite and wait. I was sitting... continued

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17 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

Good for a few laughs and the food was good. I had the cornbeef with potatoes and cabbage - quite satisfying.

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 25 2013

Very inexpensive, fun night. Good food too. recommend the baked brie.

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April 25-26: Special Guest Sharon Birzer
Sharon Birzer is a standup comic from Albany, Georgia. Both her mom and dad were in the Navy and she joined the Navy in 1981 before the ink was dry on her high school diploma. She spent the 1980s fighting the Cold War. After leaving the Navy she worked a multitude of jobs with no particular life goal in mind. Eventually she returned to school, attending the University of Hawaii, Kent State University, and Western States Chiropractic College. She graduated in 2000 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The modern day equivalent of a witch doctor, she is constantly looking out for the spineful and spineless. After school she pursued a number of interesting jobs to keep the lights on and currently operates as a Quality Assurance professional at a blood bank in San Francisco. Her comedy is based on her adventures interacting with people, private personal thoughts (aka her mystique), and her relationship with her younger partner, the Child Bride. Think Sharon Birzer for your comedy needs!

May 2-3: Special Guest Michael Anderson
Some lucky people know exactly what they want out of life and go after it. Most people, on the other hand, figure it out as they go along. Michael Anderson has chosen a totally different path, which is to not figure anything out and laugh at all the suckers who think they have. He is living proof that a mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially on a liberal arts degree. Michael started doing stand-up and improv in the summer of 2011. Since that time, he’s been making audiences laugh with his smart brand of comedy mixed with peculiar observations and surprising characters. Throughout his performance, audiences are left with the picture of a man who doesn’t quite fit in and probably never will — much to everyone’s enjoyment. Michael got his start at the historical Purple Onion and has featured in numerous Bay Area comedy showcases. He has also performed with Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS), for which he also serves as a board member. He lives in San Francisco.

May 9-10: Special Guest Kate Willett
Kate Willett is a San Francisco based comedian and actress. She recently appeared as a performer in SF Sketchfest, and regularly performs at clubs and theaters all over CA. As an actress, she has performed throughout the United States with companies such as Shakespeare and Company, Word for Word, Woman’s Will and the Samuel Beckett Theater in Dublin, Ireland. She is the host of a weekly radio show, called The Mission Position on website-pic-5She’s also the co-producer of the weekly Mission Position show in Lost Weekend Video’s famous Cine Cave, Comikaze Lounge, and Comedy at Deluxe. “One of the strongest female figures in Bay Area Comedy” –Dana Sitar, SF Weekly

May 16-17: Special Guest Clark Little
Clark Little is an up and comer in Stand-Up. Clark Little does not like the phrase “Up and Comer” but people told him to say that. He is a people pleaser.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Comedy College

Since 1999, the San Francisco Comedy College (SFCC) has been offering the best group and one-on-one stand-up comedy training in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although their focus is stand-up, improv and comedy writing, people tell them that they are very much Second City in Chicago--without the pesky snow or delightful odor of Lake Michigan.