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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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The Hawaiian Bunch: Comedians Andy Bumatai, Paul Ogata and Cathy Tanaka
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17 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 16 2009

Andy Bumatai really made the night. He was the definitive Bumatai. A really polished, tight and funny set. Great to see him as on fire as he was. First time seeing Ogata and Tanaka. Give Ogata a plus and Tanaka a maybe. Great venue, terrific...continued

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 16 2009

The comedians were so funny--Las Vegas quality.

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27 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 16 2009

I thought it was a great evening out. Monday is weird, but, just the same it was a good turnout and quite enjoyable. We were placed at a good table and we enjoyed the comedians very much. Haven't seen Andy Bumatai since we lived in Hawaii in...continued

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Andy Bumatai has been at stand-up comedy for 30 years. Starting in Hawai`i, where he is a comedy icon, he has traveled extensively as a headliner in comedy clubs across America and as an opening act, on tour, with some of the biggest names in show business including Tom Jones, Paul Anka, Kenny Loggins The Beach Boys and Lionel Richie. For the last year and half Andy has hosted a prime time talk show seen five nights a week in Hawai`i and an online talk show seen around the globe. Andy has recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and is in production of a new talk show from San Francisco. This move allows Andy to, once again, return to the nightclub stage.

How many award-winning comedians are also award-winning porn stars? In 2007, Paul Ogata swept to victory in the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, joining previous winners such as including Dana Carvey and Sinbad. In September of 2009, the movie “Porndogs”, in which Paul co-stars with Ron Jeremy and the late Marilyn Chambers, took the top prize at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. This December, look for Paul as he headlines Showtime’s “Slanted Comedy”.

As a former student of Andy Bumatai’s, Cathy Tanaka learned from the best and her star is on the rise. In just a short time since moving to Los Angeles from Honolulu, Cathy has become a regular at the city’s top clubs. Cathy has also appeared in a Jennifer Lopez video and several national television commercials.

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.