The Setup - Stand Up Comedy
The Setup - Stand Up Comedy

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The Setup - Stand Up Comedy

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The Beer Basement

222 Hyde Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Setup is an underground stand up comedy show located at the newly opened Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement in the heart of San Francisco. This venue was once the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis snorted coke in this room. That's comedy feng shui.

The show is hosted by local favorites Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarni. We feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Our goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane.

The show always ends before 10:00pm so there is plenty of time to watch the show, do something afterwards, and then catch BART or MUNI.The show is every Friday and Saturday. The show starts at 8pm. Come early for great seats because the venue fills up quickly.

Check out our reviews on Yelp and watch clips from the show

Friday, December 9th will feature
Jane Harrison (Punch Line San Francisco)
Naomi Karavani (Redacted Tonight)
Lizzy Cooperman (Not Safe with Nikki Glaser)
Mark Smalls (#HellaFunny)
Phil Griffiths (Comedy Sharks)

Saturday, December 10th will feature
Drew Harmon (Punch Line San Francisco)
Salma Zaky (Flappers Comedy Club Burbank)
Adam Pearlstein (SF Sketchfest)
Irene Tu (KQED Arts)
Jessica Sele (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

With regulars Richard Sarvate (SF Punchline) and Abhay Nadkarni (SF Sketchfest) !

There is no such thing as a dumb question!

Q. Is there a drink minimum?
A. No, there is no drink minimum.

Q. Is there parking available?
A. There is no parking at the venue, but there are many public parking garages close by.The closest one is Golden Gate Parking.

Q. Is the venue age restricted?
A. Yes, please have your ID as it's 21 and over

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Check our website (, email, or call us at (415) 923-8610 anytime.

* The Setup has open seating on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are not guaranteed past 8pm so try to get there early.
* All sales are final. There are no refunds.

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