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The Purple Onion at Kells Irish Bar


The Purple Onion at Kells Irish Bar

near Columbus 530 Jackson St. San Francisco CA 94133

Events at this venue were rated 3.8 by 17 members.

The Purple Onion is the first name in Bay Area comedy history. The club that launched Phyllis Diller and brought in the likes of Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and The Smothers Brothers…was turned into a rodent brothel on Sept. 24, 2012. But the Purple Onion lives! No, really. We took the original sign and moved it a few doors down to Kells Irish Bar (it's as close as we can be to the original location without violating the terms of the restraining order). The Purple Onion continues to showcase established national acts while producing some of the finest Bay Area comedy talent. Take in a piece of history. Come laugh in the place next to the place where San Francisco comedy all got started: The Purple Onion at Kells, now with Guinness.

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