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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When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, August 27, 2022 · 7pm PDT


Mayes Oyster House 1233 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94109

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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 Mayes at 1233 Polk, the second-oldest seafood restaurant in San Francisco. Founded in 1867 by George Mayes, the "George Mayes Oyster Saloon & Chophouse", the restaurant relocated from California Street after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. When the building burned down, they operated out of a tent until moving to Polk Street at Post, eventually relocating to the current location. The spot used to have a very different past - think separate door to the bar before ladies were allowed, a speakeasy downstairs, or rooms upstairs for, uh, working girls. Mayes' son updated it to an Italian seafood joint, and since then a few other restaurant incarnations were housed in the space. Back in 2009, the new owners resurrected Mayes with a modern vibe and a more "global" menu.

Today it's the busiest bar/night club on Polk Street. The starting point for any pub crawl or SF neighborhood event.



  • 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.


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.

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.

About the organizer

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Funcheap is a San Francisco-based site which uncovers and shares curated recommendations of upwards of 100 cheap, fun and unique Bay Area events each week. Funcheap has a dedicated email following of 140,000+ and has been featured on ABC7, CBS, KQED, SF Gate, Frommer's, The Examiner and the SF Weekly. Funcheap is free for both people trying to find things to do and for promoters trying to spread the word about their events.

$20 – $45