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Pappas’ Half Hour Comedy Central Special
aired in June 2014, and his album “Let Me
Be Yannis” was awarded Album
of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM
Comedy. In 2015,
he was the host of the
comedy sports show and
Media Synopisis Award
winner for Best Sports
Digital Series for “AOL’s 2
Point Lead.” $15–$23. Rooster T.
Feathers, 157 W. “El Camino Real,
John Witherspoon. Aug. 25-27, times
vary. John Witherspoon has earned a reputation
for being one of America’s funniest
dads. Witherspoon is most known for
playing Ice Cube’s outrageously funny dogcatching
dad in “ Next Friday” and “Friday
After Next” or as Pops on the long-running
syndicated sitcom “The Wayans Brothers”
or as Spoon on NBC’s “The Tracy Morgan
Show.” Tickets $25. San Jose Improv, 62 S.
Second St., San Jose. 408/280-7475.
Pablo Francisco. Aug. 31-Sept. 1, times vary.
Fans worldwide continue to flock to Pablo’s
shows to experience some of the funniest and
off-the-wall comedy unleashed. Pablo’s Comedy
Central one-hour specials, “They Put It
Out There” and “Ouch!,” continue to stay on
the networks most requested list. Tickets $25.
San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St., San Jose.
Jim Gaffigan. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Jim Gaffigan
is famously known for his stand-up comedy,
acting, writing and producing. He’s also
known as a “clean” comic for using very
little profanity, and his humor largely
revolves around fatherhood, observations,
laziness and food. Tickets $17-
$440. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain
Guy Torry. Sept. 22-24,
times vary. Torry has starred
in critically acclaimed
movies such as “American
History X,” “The
Animal,” “Life,” “Pearl
Harbor” and “Runaway
Jury.” His television
“The Tonight Show,” “Def Comedy
Jam,” “Jimmy Kimmel” “ESPN”
and “Late Night with Craig Ferguson.”
Tickets $15. San Jose
Improv, 62 S. Second St.,
San Jose. 408/280-7475.
Sept. 28-30, times
vary. Since winning
Hamlet, Shakespeare in the Park, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, Sequoia High
School Campus, San Jose; Michelle Wolf, Aug. 3–6, Rooster T. Feathers, Sunnyvale
Standing” in 2008, Iliza Shlesinger has continued
to evolve as a comedian. In 2016, Iliza was
featured in Elle Magazine’s Women in Comedy
issue. Her stand up career continues to
grow, and her presence in digital and TV is on
the upswing. Tickets $30. San Jose Improv, 62
S. Second St., San Jose. 408/280-7475.
Alberto’s. Latin, salsa and swing dance club.
Open daily. Offerings include the Argentine
Tango, bachata and Spanish live rock music. 21
and over. Cover charge $5-$10. 736 W. Dana
St., Mountain View. 650/968-3007.
Azucar. Salsa lounge dishes up live
Latin music and dancing Friday-Saturday,
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free salsa
lessons on Mondays, 8:30 p.m. to
midnight. Cover charge varies. 71
E. San Fernando St., San Jose.
Blank Club. Live music and
DJs, including punk, indie,
rockabilly and new wave.
Open Tuesday through Saturday.
44 S. Almaden Ave., San
Cascal. Latin fare and drinks
with live flamenco jazz music on
Friday nights. Open daily from
11:30 a.m. 400 Castro St., Mountain
De Anza Hotel Hedley Club.
Featuring daily cocktails and
appetizers in a luxurious, relaxing
atmosphere. Live jazz Friday
and Saturday evenings
from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30
a.m.; Sunday-Monday, 4 to
10 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday,
4 p.m. to midnight; Friday-
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1:30
a.m. No cover charge. 233
W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. 408/286-1000.
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.
LVL 44. DJ music includes hip-hop, R&B,
and Top 40. Dueling Pianos, Wednesdays at 6
p.m. 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose. 408/331-
Opal. Mainstream DJs, open Friday and Saturday,
9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover $10. 251
Castro St., Mountain View. 650/318-6732.
The Pioneer Saloon. Casual Old-West-style
saloon with live music Friday-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, Woodside.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. The
Conservatory Lounge features live jazz, food
and drinks every Thursday night from 6:30
p.m. Tickets $19. 1 Miramontes Point Road,
Half Moon Bay. 650/712-7000.
Rosewood Sand Hill. A chic and lively
bar featuring an outdoor patio with stunning
mountain views. Open daily. Rosewood
Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
Sofitel San Francisco Bay Bar. Contemporary
lounge featuring live jazz on Wednesdays,
6 to 10 p.m. 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts,