38 South Bay Accent
performances are curse-word free as he refrains
from profanity and off-color humor. His
squeaky-clean style keeps him popular with
a wide variety of audiences. Tickets $47.50–
$67.50. The Masonic, 1111 California St.,
San Francisco. 415/776-7457.
Michelle Wolf. April 25–27, times vary. Best
known for her controversial set at the White
House Correspondents’ Dinner, Wolf currently
works as an on-air contributor and
writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show
with Trevor Noah.” Catch this firebrand’s latest
cultural and political observations as she
rolls into San Francisco. Tickets $36–$46.
Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.,
San Francisco. 415/928-4320.
Sammy Obeid. April 25–28, times vary. Lebanese
American, Obeid wields his UC Berkeley
double major in business and mathematics
to bring laughter to audiences. Blending his
education and love for being the life of the
party, Obeid discusses hip social trends in a
critical yet hilarious way, making him a favorite
on the college circuit. Tickets $24. Rooster
T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.
Jason Nash. April 28, 2 p.m. Nash is a comedian
and internet personality with over 1.6
million subscribers on YouTube. He’s written
and directed two feature films (“FML”
and “Jason Nash Is Married”), was a semifinalist
on “Last Comic Standing,” and had
over 3 million followers on Vine. Join Jason
for a night of standup comedy and
meet-and-greets. Tickets $27. San
Jose IMPROV, 62 S. Second St.,
San Jose. 408/280-7475.
Kenny Sebastian. April 28, 6
p.m. One of India’s most multifaceted
and popular stand-up
Michelle Wolf, Apr. 25–27, Cobb’s Comedy
acts, Sebastian has performed more than 1,000
shows around the world, and has released an
Amazon comedy special, “Don’t be That Guy.”
His YouTube channel—consisting of sketch
and stand-up video—has close to 80 million
views. Tickets $35–$85. Fox Theatre, 2209
Broadway, Redwood City. 650/369-7770.
New Talent Competition Semi-final Round
3. May 1, 8 p.m. This event puts the spotlight
on the stars of tomorrow. Many comedians
who started out slinging jokes at a Roosters
Open Mic have gone on to lucrative careers in
television and film, including Dana
Carvey, Christopher Titus,
Kevin Pollack and more.
Tickets $10. Rooster
T. Feathers, 157 W. El
Camino Real, Sunnyvale.
May 4, 7 p.m.
and 9 p.m. Adam
Cayton-Holland is a
national touring headliner
who was named
one of “10 Comics to Watch”
by Variety. He has appeared
on “Conan” and “The Late
Late Show with James Corden.”
He has also been featured
on WTF with Marc
Maron, Nerdist, Comedy
Bang Bang and Sklarbro
County podcasts. Tickets
$25. Bing Concert Hall, 327
Lasuen St., Stanford University.
Demetri Martin. May 4, 8
p.m. Known for his deadpan
delivery during his standup
routine, Martin was a popular
contributor on Comedy Central’s
“The Daily Show.” In standup,
he is known for his deadpan
delivery. Tickets $35–$195. The
Masonic, 1111 California St.,
San Francisco. 415/776-7457.
David Spade. May 17–18, times
vary. Spade rose to fame in the
1990s as a cast member on Saturday
Night Live, then began a
successful acting career in both
film and television. His comedic
style, in both his stand-up
material and acting roles, relies
heavily on sarcasm and self-deprecation.
Tickets $45. Improv
San Jose, 62 S. Second St., San
Sandy Stec. May 19, 8 p.m.
Chances are, you’ve heard Sandy
Stet’s voice. She is half of “Marcus
and Sandy”—a highly rated
morning radio show in San Francisco. For
almost 20 years, she’s worked her way up from
a weekend shift in San Jose, to her current
status—mornings in the fourth largest radio
market in the country. Tickets $16. Rooster T.
Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.
Jim Gaffigan. May 30–31, times vary. Funnyman
Gaffigan is touring in support of his latest
stand up special, “The Noble Ape.” In the
new special Gaffigan gets personal as he talks
about the medical emergency that impacted
his wife and family over the past year, which
almost resulted in his retirement. Tickets
$49.50–$95. The Masonic, 1111 California
St., San Francisco. 415/776-7457.
Douglas Beach House. Live jazz and classical
music with an ocean view on Sundays, 4:30 to
7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. 311 Miranda Road,
Half Moon Bay. 650/726-4143.
Fairmont Hotel. The hotel’s lobby lounge
offers music and dancing Tuesday-Saturday, 6
to 9 p.m. No cover charge. 170 S. Market St.,
San Jose. 408/998-1900.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Live music
and dancing in the form of rock ’n’ roll, jazz,
reggae, Latin, acoustic or the blues. Call for
schedule and lineup. 390 Capistrano Road,
Half Moon Bay. 650/728-2739.
JJ’s Blues. Blues, funk, soul, R&B and blues
rock. Lifetime achievement award for best
blues club. Cover charge varies. 3439 Stevens
Creek Blvd., San Jose. 408/243-6441.
The Pioneer Saloon. Casual Old-West-style
saloon with live music Friday through Saturday,
9 p.m. to midnight; Music Jam Sunday,
4 to 8 p.m.; karaoke Tuesday, 8 to 11 p.m.
Cover charge varies. 2925 Woodside Road,
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. The
Club, San Francisco
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, Apr.
26–28, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
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