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“Shovel Fighter” (Comedy Central) and “Big
Dumb Animal” (Netflix) -- and three comedy
albums. Braunger has appeared on “Letterman,”
“The Tonight Show” and many more.
Tickets $20. Improv San Jose, 62 S. Second
St., San Jose. 408/244-7469.
J.F. Harris. Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Harris is a comic
and writer who grew up in blue-collar Staten
Island. He got his start in improv and sketch
comedy in the windy city where the Chicago
Tribune named him one of the “comics to
see before they are famous.” He now headlines
at clubs across the country. Tickets $30.
Improv San Jose, 62 S. Second St., San Jose.
Alingon Mitra. Dec. 13-16. Mitra is a standup
comedian and writer for “The Daily
Show.” He has also written for Adam Ruin’s
Everything. He was one of only 100 comedians
invited to perform on the remake of
NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and went on
to be the winner of the show’s Comic Comeback
contest. Tickets $15-$23. Rooster T.
Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.
Maureen Langan. Dec. 20-23, times vary.
Langan grew up with an Irish immigrant
mother, garbage man father and five siblings in
Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no
lake. She has performed at Carolines in New
York City, one of the country’s premiere comedy
clubs, and all over the US, Canada and the
UK. Maureen was a finalist in the San Francisco
Comedy Competition. Tickets $15-$23.
Rooster T. Feathers, 157 W. El Camino Real,
Paula Poundstone. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Poundstone
is known for her smart, observational
humor. In her second book, “The Totally
Unscientific Study of The Search for Human
Happiness,” she offers herself up as a guinea
pig in a series of experiments, recording her
data for all mankind. Poundstone is a popular
panelist on NPR’s weekly comedy news
quiz, “Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” Tickets
$35.55-$59.50. The Nourse Theater,
275 Hayes St., San Francisco.
Tom Segura. Jan. 4-5,
7 p.m. Segura’s straightforward,
seems to spring
from a state of existential
he’s both annoyed and
amused with people and
their foibles, none more
so than his own. His
self-deprecating humor is
spiked with raunchy musings
and edgy material that
makes him as controversial
as he is popular. Ticket
prices vary. The Masonic,
1111 California St., San
Joel McHale. Jan. 11-12,
times vary. McHale is one
of the most sought-after
comedians and actors in
the industry. McHale
recently wrapped his
12th and final season of
E!’s The Soup in which
he satirized pop culture
and current events. He is also
best known for his starring
role on the hit comedy series
can most recently be seen
on Fox’s revival of “The X-Files,” where he
plays a conservative news anchor. Tickets $30.
Improv San Jose, 62 S. Second St., San Jose.
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.
Azucar . Sa l s a
lounge dishes up
live Latin music
and dancing Friday
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. 408/293-8482.
Britannia Arms. British pub, restaurant and
sports bar. Live music, Friday and Saturday.
Beerpong Night Monday, 9 p.m. to 2
a.m.; Pub Stumpers Trivia Tuesday; Karaoke
with DJ Wednesday, 10 p.m. 5027 Almaden
Expressway, San Jose. 408/266-0550.
Cascal. Latin fare and drinks. Live flamenco
jazz music on Friday nights. Open daily from
11:30 a.m. 400 Castro St., Mountain View.
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.
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. 650/561-1540.
Sofitel San Francisco Bay Bar. Contemporary
lounge featuring live jazz on Wednesdays,
Lewis Black, Jan. 19,
The Masonic, San Francisco
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Christmas Show,
through Jan. 6, Children’s Creativity Museum
Theater, San Francisco
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