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Punch Line

444 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 397-7573
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The best comedy club in the Bay Area. The talents are amazing. I'd recommend anyone to go there even though you don't know who's playing. The waitstaff is courteous and prompt ...


We loved going to the Punch Line and always saw solid head liners. That was until our last visit a few months ago when we took a chance on a comic we'd never heard of, named, Am...

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Punchline Comedy Club Gameshow...Ugh! 1/4/2007

Attended the New Year's Day Punchline Comedy Club Gameshow and was totally disgusted. There were about 6-7 comedians who performed throughout the evening interspersed with an audience contest about the show. Laughs were rare, except by the two women who'd imbibed before the show and fulfilled their two-drink minimum quickly upon being seated early for the show. Oh, and the woman who eventually won the contest was very amusing! You could see the "comedians" (and I use the word loosely) struggling with the unresponsive audience, making excuses and changing topics as the regimented gameshow script allowed. The overwhelming overuse of obscene sexually-related material didn't seem to deliver the shock-value laughs they were expecting. Of course, my opinion is always that it takes so much more talent to do a clean show than one laced with filthy language and sex jokes! And the racist remarks and innuendos! Ugh! These weren't very talented folks if our reaction was an indication, even though several had performed on late night talk shows and one even had his own cable comedy show. Thank God, I don't have cable! Anyway, won't make this mistake again and advise others to get their laughs elsewhere too. more
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  • The Scene
    Located upstairs in a slightly confusing high-rise complex, this space offers an intimate setting to see top-flight comedians. Just past the surprisingly strict security and ticket takers, the club opens to a showroom layout with cocktail tables, parquet-wood floors and raised areas in the wings. Onstage, a whimsical mural of San Francisco provides a backdrop. Sight lines are clear throughout and the comics are close enough to pick on audience members.

    The Draw
    Nationally known comics like Margaret Cho and Bobby Slayton are regulars here. On off-nights, unknowns hone their craft with hilarious results (or, sometimes painfully bomb). The two-drink minimum is always in effect and servers push items like nachos and sandwiches from the menu. A great place for a date or group outing.

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 3pm-6pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northeast, Financial District