6/15-6/18 Will Durst @ The Punch Line. 444 Battery St. SF. Also featuring Sandy Stec and Lynn Ruth Miller. More Information: Here.

[Durst is a long time SF comedy staple, recipient of the 2010 Comedy Day Legend Award , figure of the Holy City Zoo and the Other Cafe, and numerous one-person shows. He’s the real deal and then some.]

Rapture San Francisco Comedy (5/21/2011)

Wharf Room @ Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. $10. 8 pm. Featuring Chantel Williams, Dave DeLuca, Drew Harmon, Kaseem Bentley, Max Curry, Red Scott and Brian King.

800 Larkin Open Mic. SF. 6:30 PM. Hosted by Chris Schiappacasse.

Casey Ley @ The SF Comedy Cellar. 222 Hyde St. SF. 8 PM. $10. Also featuring Kellen Erskine. Hosted by Big Al Gonzales.

Saturday Comedy Events (4/16/2011)

Kyle Kinane and Matt Fulchiron @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM & 10 PM. $21.

Conor Kellicutt @ The San Francisco Comedy Cellar. 222 Hyde St. SF. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Big Al Gonzales, Josef Anolin and host: Justin Harrison.

Big Damn Production @ Kip’s. 2439 Durant Avenue. Berkeley. 7:30 PM. $5. Featuring Sam Hunt, Keith D, Kazumi Kusano, Ben Kolina, Paul Brumbaugh, iLs Goldbarg and more. Hosted by Dash Kwiatkowski.

Speech Therapy’s Dig These Apples @ 7 Mile House. 2800 Bayshore Blvd. Brisbane. 8 PM. Free. Featuring Kevin Munroe, Kelly Anneken, Lydia Popovich, Keon Polee, Ben DelCastillo. Hosted by Tony Sparks.

Who’s The Next Reject Audition @ 800 Larkin. SF. 6 PM. Hosted by Chris Schiappacasse.

One of our members is leaving, so we’re having this contest to find the next new member of the tour. The Rejects of Standup tour has been called the hottest new comedy tour of 2011. If you think you are a reject of standup, come find out if you have what it takes to make it official. The audition is open and there is no fee.

We’re looking for people who’s acts are on a thin line between bad and really good, who are controversial within their comedy scene, have been doing it for a while to prove their dedication and toughness, and who fit in well with the rest of the group.

Previously Secret Information @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley. 8:30 pm. $15-$35. Featuring Erika Lutz, Nina G., Bruce Pachtman and Joe Klocek.

Tuesday Comedy News: 4/5/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Rory Scovel @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $15. 8 PM. [CD Recording. Fo’ Sho.].

EndGames Improv Open Workshop @ The Alcove Theater. 414 Mason Ave. SF. Organized by Scott Recchia

I’m back! For the next four weeks my workshop returns to the Alcove Theater. In this series we will be working through scene work paying close attention to second beats. We will discover the game of our scenes by using grounded, believable characters. This week’s workshop is titled: EVERY LINE IS GOLDEN! (because it is). And as always my sweet ass personal side coaching!

via Facebook.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5.  Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. 

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring rob cantrell, kurt weitzmann, colin mahan, casey ley, and kellen erskine. (Another beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tuesday Comedy News: 3/29/2011

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins.

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. SOLD OUT. Featuring Ben Del Castillo, Mike Walz, Ben Kolina, and Robin Higgins. Hosted by Justin Harrison.

Rising Stars Showcase @ Our Little Theater. 287 Ellis St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Jesse Elias, Roman Leo, Clare O’Kane, Keith D’Souza, OJ Patterson, Mean Dave, and Rolly Moe. Hosted by. Andrew Roberts.

Harvey’s Funny Tuesday. 500 Castro St. 9 PM. One Drink Minimum. Featuring Vicki Barbolak

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a surprise, like a puppy in at work. It’s impossible to not have fun with these guys.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring Gina Ritter, Matt Gubser, Sean Keane, Drew Harmon, DJ Real, and Candy Churilla. (A beautiful day in Oakland.)

Tonight: Tuesday Open Mic @ Famous Johnny’s Pizza. 1212 El Camino Real. San Bruno, CA. 8-10 PM. Free. Fun. Hosted by Chris Springer.

Munday Comedy News : (3/28/2011)

Deco Open Mic. 510 Larkin. SF. 7-9 PM. Contact tony.koester at gmail dot com for bookings. [Stay for Rue Paul’s Drag Race]

Nick’s Crispy Taco/The Rouge Open Mic with Travis Curry and Tony Sparks. 1500 Broadway. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00. Show: 9:30. Free [but buy some tacos].

Marga’s Funny Mondays @ The Marsh. 2120 Allston Way. Berkeley, CA. 8 PM. $10. (WOOF). Featuring Special Guest Janine Brito and 50 Buck Challengers: Mimi Vilmenay, Carolyn Hunt and Kenny Altman. Host: Marga Gomez. (More Information Link)

Club Deluxe. 1511 Haight St. SF. 9:00 PM. $5.

SFCC @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 7 PM. $6. 18+ Featuring the up and comers of the San Francisco Comedy College.

Nutty Monday’s Open Mic and Showcase @ The Stony Inn. 1320 Del Paso Blvd. Sacramento. Hosted by: Tristan Johnson. 

A Friday Night for Comedy: (3/25/2011)

The Other Cafe Showcase @ Freight and Salvage. 2020 Addison Street. Berkeley. 8 PM. $25. Featuring Don Gavin, Fred Durst, Johnny Steele, and Geoff Bolt. 

Jabari Davis and Associates presents Bradley Lum @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. $20. 8 PM. Featuring Jacob Rubin, Jason Mack, Dennis Rodis, Matt Beagle, Loud Todd Maugh and Jabari Davis. Hosted by. Tony Sparks.

Jabari Davis and Associates presents Bryant Hicks @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 10 PM. $20. Featuring Papp Johnson, Clare O’Kane, Robin Higgins, Bobby Guap, Loud Todd Maugh, and Jabari Davis. Hosted: Tony Sparks.

Snob Theater @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Featuring Anita Drieseberg, Sammy K Obeid, Nato Green, and Sam Davidoff. Hosted by Shawn Robbins. 

Bay Area Sunday Comedy Live: (3/13/2011)

FAB Comedy’s #Winning @ The Mel-O-Dee Lounge. 240 El Cerrito Plz. El Cerrito. 8 PM. 21+. Free. Featuring Karinda Dobbins, OJ Patterson, Mimi Vilmenay, Keon Polee, Loren Kraut, Robin Higgins and Tony Sparks. Hosted by. Becky Wolf and Amy Miller. [I’m on this show. If that’s not enough incentive, this is a very strong line-up with a lot of  soul and inspiration. Admirable comedians all the way through.]

The Sylvan Something Something Shindig @ The Rockit Room. 406 Clement. SF. 8 PM. 21+. $5. Featuring Donny Divanian, Conrad Roth, Julian Vance, Kevin Munroe and more [If I weren’t performing I’d be a this show. Solid line-up of seasoned veterans on the top of their game (Conrad in particular has hit a new level in his material lately). Check it out if you’re in the City.]

Comedy @ The Continental Club. 1658 12th Street. Oakland. 8 PM. $5. 21+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Rich Dreyling, David Gborie, Dash Kwiatkowski, Kelly Anneken, Jason Mack and more. [Great rising talent in Downtown Oakland. Get some vegan soul food and head on over.]

The Famous Sunday Showcase @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. 8 PM. $12. 18+ 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring premier San Francisco comedians. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales. [The beauty is you never know who will go up, but you know that they’ll be amazing].

Wednesday Comedy News: 3/9/2011

New South Bay Open Mic @ Senzala. 250 East Java Drive. Sunnyvale. Sign-Ups: 9:15. Show: 9:30-12:30. Hosted by. Imran G. 

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish.(Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. Featuring Bucky Sinister and guests: Beth Stelling, Morgan, Kevin Handcock and Chris Thayer.

Beth Stelling visits The Business from Chicago, hoping to make San Francisco as a-flutter about her as her home town is. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader, The Chicago Tribune has listed her as a “Comedian to Watch” and she’s the youngest comic listed on Comedy.com’s “Top 20 Stand-up Comedians in Chicago”. All this while stealing the show at Just For Laughs Chicago and running a popular show called “Entertaining Julia”

Just Morgan (not to be confused with championship skimboarder Morgan Just) is in her own words “A 58 year old transgendered woman just telling the truth…” And what truth it is. Morgan is a favorite at Harvey’s in the Castro, the Lookout, and she was recently featured at the very popular “Fags n Hags” show at the SF Punchline.

Returning to the Business is everyone’s favorite Marshmallow Peep enthusiast Kevin Hancock. Kevin has been around the SF Comedy scene for years. He works all the major clubs in town (The Gold Club, The Cat Club, The Hot Sauce of the Month Club), and is the host of “Pretty Good Not Much” a very funny radio program on Pirate Cat Radio.

…and with Alex traveling around the country with the next month or so like a modern day Johnny Joke-seed, The Business is proud to bring on Chris Thayer as his “understudy.” Thayer is also no stranger to the Business, making memorable past appearances that have endeared him to us all in a skinny, creepy way.

As always, The Business is totally five bucks, totally at 8pm and totally not BYOB anymore, but totally get your taco on across the street. Totally

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The San Jose Improv. 65 S. 2nd St. San Jose. 8 PM. $12. 18+. 2 Drink Minimum. Featuring Big Worm, Bruce Burton, Geo Belaski, and headliner Ngaio Bealum. Hosted by. Big Al Gonzales.

Rooftop’s 2011 National College Comedy Competition Stanford vs. Cal @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus. 18+. $5. Hosted Chris Garcia. [An age old regional rivalry exploding at the most historic standing venue in San Francisco comedy. I have more friends on the CAL side so GO CAL!]

Comedy Wednesday @ George’s. 842 4th Street. San Rafael. 8 PM. $10. Featuring Ellis Rodriguez and Trenton Davis. 

Wednesday Night Comedy @ Masses Sports Bar and Grill. 2721 North Main St. Walnut Creek. 9 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Candy Churilla, Armando Ramirez, Ben Feldman and more. Hosted by Greg Asdourian. 

Who Got Jokes @ Karibean City. 1408 Webster St. Oakland. 21+. 10 PM. $10. Dress code enforced. Featuring Esha da Truth, Gina Ritter, T’Kia and Whoadi The Shot Caller. 

Tonight: Jabari Davis and Associates @ The Purple Onion

140 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 8 PM & 10 PM. Featuring Andrew Holmgren, Becky Wolf, Amy Miller, Sam Hunt, Keon Polee, Dash Kwiatkowski and more… Hosted by Tony Sparks. Headliners: Dennis Ivarsson and Trevor Hill. Blessed by Jabari Davis.