SF's "Comedians with Criminal Records" 2023 Comedy Show

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SF's "Comedians with Criminal Records" 2023 Comedy Show

North Beach's historic Fame/Broadway Studios, built in 1919, hosts hilarious crime-themed comedy night

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FAME Venue 443 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133

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About this event

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco... unless it's HellaFunny's Comedians with Criminal Records - a unique showcase of some of the Bay Area's top professional comics who’ve had a bit of trouble with the law in the past, but have hilarious stories to share with you because of it.

Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) who regularly perform at clubs like Cobbs, Punch Line, shows like Crazy Funny Asians, HellaFunny Live at Thrive City or have performed at festivals like SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest or Outside Lands.

Comedians with Criminal Records / LIVE

What kind of stories will you hear? Every show will have a different lineup, so you might hear hilarious tales about booty calls gone bad, comics getting arrested for driving a car naked, getting arrested for impersonating a police officer, one comic who led undercover officers on the foot chase of the century and more wild stories.


And it all takes place at the historic FAME/BROADWAY STUDIOS, built in 1919 in North Beach. Not to brag, but Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, and Harland Williams all shot their comedy specials here. And a little secret…HBO left ALL of their lighting equipment at the venue. So these comedy shows are literally “LIT AS F*CK!”



  • Enjoy a 70-90 minute show with 4-5 comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest and Outside Lands.
  • Full bar, cocktails, beer, wine + drink specials
  • 21+ Only
  • Saturdays - 7pm and 9pm Shows
  • Like most comedy clubs there is a two drink minimum to help support the bar/wait staff


Front Row Couch VIP Seats - Sit in the front row like a boss and get these jokes up close and personal.

"Shout Outs" - Want to wish someone an unforgettable happy birthday? Want one of the comics to say hi to your date? Or want to feel the burn and have a comic roast someone in your group? One of our comics will give you a special shout out from the stage. Limited to maximum of 2 per show.


Fame Venue is located at 443 Broadway in North Beach in between Montgomery and Kearny. Parking: There is a parking lot right door to the venue, plus multiple lots on Broadway between Columbus and Sansome (rates vary). Street parking is available, if you're very lucky. MUNI: The 8, 12, 30 and 45 all stop within a few blocks. Uber/Lyft/Taxis are all plentiful in North Beach.


Located in the heart of North Beach, the classic Mission-style building was built in 1919 by the Italian community and began its first incarnation as Garibaldi Hall. In the 1930s it was a favorite ballroom for swing and jazz nights, which saw the likes of Louis Armstrong grace its stage. In the 70’s the venue was host to many memorable events including appearances from Robin Williams, Blondie and other now legendary rock bands. In the 80’s it was the epicenter of the San Francisco punk scene with acts like The Dead Kennedys, Iggy Pop, The Nuns, and Metallica playing to packed houses.

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Is proof of vaccination or masks required? No. Currently the San Francisco health guidelines do not require vaccines or masks at indoor venues. If you are not feeling well, however, we recommend you stay at home.

What time do doors open? For the 7pm show doors open at 6pm so you can arrive early and grab a drink and the best seat. For the 9pm show, doors open typically at 8:45pm.

Do the shows start on time? Pretty close! We try to start each show within 5-15 minutes of the start time. So arrive early if you can! We want you to have a great time!

How late do the shows run? The 7pm show ends around 8:30pm. The 9pm show ends around 10:30pm giving you enough time to easily get home via BART or Muni

Is the event 21+? Yes. Due to licensing restrictions the event is 21+ only.

Is there a drink minimum? Yes. Like most comedy clubs in San Francisco, there is a 2-drink minimum. We'll have exclusive Funcheap drink specials for each show, plus several mocktail options if you're going dry.

Does the venue serve food? Not currently, but there are plenty of late night options within a few minutes walk.

Refund Policy

What If i can no longer make it? We know that sometimes plans change, and want to be as flexible as possible.

As long as you let us know at least 24 hours before the show, you can either receive a full refund of the ticket price back to your original form of payment, or we can issue you a credit good towards tickets to a future show (up to 1 year) for the date/time of your choice. Simply fill out the refund request form on Eventbrite. It's your choice!

If you aren't able to let us know you can't make it until the day of the show then we are happy to issue you a credit towards tickets to a future show of your choice good for up to 1 year as long as you notify us prior to the shows' starting time.

Please note that in most cases Eventbrite’s fees are non-refundable, so they won't be returned to the ticket buyer unless the event is canceled, or if the buyer requests a refund for a duplicate charge within 7 days of purchase.

In short, attendees can receive refunds to their original payment method or as a credit to a future event up to 24 hours before the event start date.

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