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El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. 408/736-0921.
Paul Rodriguez. Aug. 4-6, times vary. Paul
Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh
all over the world, in both Spanish and English,
for nearly three decades with his unique
brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his
Latin heritage the American dream. Rodriguez
has starred in over 45 films and countless television
series and comedy specials. Tickets $25.
San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose.
Jay Leno. Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Jay Leno replaced
Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show” in
1987, and was inducted into the Television
Hall of Fame in 2014. Despite his TV success,
Leno continues to tour, averaging 200 live
performances a year, as well as charity events.
Visit Montalvo Arts Center this September
for laughs from this iconic comedian. Tickets
$35-$149.50. Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre,
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road,
Rocky Laporte. Aug. 10-13, times vary.
Rocky LaPorte has been performing on the
road as a popular comedy club headliner accumulating
a trunk full of TV appearances from
“Cheers,”Caroline’s Comedy Hour” and his
very own, “ Rocky LaPorte Show,” a pilot for
CBS. Tickets $20. San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second
St., San Jose. 408/280-7475.
Steve Martin. Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Steve Martin
is a household name when it comes to hijinks
and comedy. Join the ultimate funny man this
summer as he graces the Bay Area with his
satire and wit. Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Tickets $61-
$515. Concord Pavilion. 2000 Kirker
Pass Road, Concord. 866/448-7849.
Ryan Hamilton. Aug. 17-20, times
vary. Ryan Hamilton was named one of
Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch”
with standout appearances on “The Late
Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Conan,” “The
Late Late Show” and others. Hamilton has
impressed industry insiders by racking up a
remarkable number of national competition
wins and festival appearances. Tickets $15–
$23. Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino
Real, Sunnyvale. 408/736-0921.
Adele Givens. Aug. 18-20, times vary. Adele
Givens has starred in TV series such as “The
Parkers” and “Moesha.” In 1989 she was the
grand prize winner in the Crown Royal Comedy
Contest, then the next year was a finalist in
the Miller Lite Comedy Search, which was won
by Bernie Mac. You might also know Givens
as one of the stars on “The Queens of Comedy
Tour.” Tickets $25-$35. Tommy T’s, 5104
Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. 925/227-1800.
The Comedy Get Down. Aug. 19, 8 p.m.
The Comedy Get Down features laughs from
the likes of Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie
Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez.
Tickets $31-$515. Shoreline Amphitheatre,
1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.
Yannis Pappas. Aug. 24-27, times vary. Yannis
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