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Tuesday's Comedy Showcase w/ Happy Hour Drink Specials

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The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

Oakland, CA 94612

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Every month, Tuesdays Comedy Showcase brings you a lineup of comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and late night TV -- for free! Throw in happy hour drink specials until show time, and you've got one fun night. Catch a lineup of great comedians from top clubs.

LINEUPS:

May 28th 2019 (8pm)
  • Lyall Behrens (Opened for Ali Wong & Paul Mooney)
  • Adam Pearlstien (Uptown Comedy Night)
  • Jay Robinson (New Talent)
  • Janesh Rahlan (2019 SF Sketchfest)
  • Alejandro Ochoa (SF Punch Line Paid Regular)
June 4th 2019 (8pm)
  • Lyall Behrens (Opened for Ali Wong & Paul Mooney)
  • Janesh Rahlan (2019 SF Sketchfest)
  • Paul Conyers (Advanced to the Main Event in the 2017 and 2018 World Series of Comedy, Performed in the SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival 2019 Currently playing on SiriusXM Radio)
  • Ryan Goodcase (Comedy Central's Clusterfest)
    June 25th 2019 (8pm)
    • Lyall Behrens (Opened for Ali Wong & Paul Mooney)
    • Janesh Rahlan (2019 SF Sketchfest)
    • Tramane Webb (Opened for Brandon T Jackson, Cocoa Brown, Lonie Love and Donnell Rawlings)


      Info & F.A.Q.

      -Must be 21+ years of age with valid identification to attend.

      -Seating is First-come, first-served. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

      -DRINK SPECIALS! w/ $4 wells, $3 Coronas & PBR's, $2 Tecates and $2 off wine and draft beer. Happy hour goes til 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

      -Tickets are FREE but we will pass around a tip jar for the comedians. Having a spare $10 to $20 for comedians would be fantastic! Whatever you can give. These comedians are coming from as far as Sac and LA!

      -$2 off all tequila all night

      -Show starts at 8:00 PM. Best to arrive by 7:30 PM for good seating. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

      -The venue does not serve food so outside food is allowed. You can buy burgers, fries, tacos and tatertot nachos at The Hatch next door. Or you can bring food from anywhere you like!


      Comedy Club Etiquette

      Cell phones, Blackberries: Turn them off or set them to vibrate. Never take a phone call during the show. If it can’t wait, find a place away from the show to take the call.

      No Video! Comedy is one of the few art forms where you must work on your craft in front of others. The same away an artist would not want a song that wasn’t finished leaked, a comedian would not want his or her work out without consent.

      Bluetooth Headsets: Turn them off. The blinking blue light is obnoxious.

      No Flash Photography: It distracts and disorients everyone.

      Do Not Heckle the Comedian: Heckling is interrupting the performance to upstage, disparage, or throw off the comedian. It is never acceptable, and the quickest way to ruin the show for everyone. It is also the quickest way to be humiliated in front of everyone.

      Do Not Interrupt the Comedian: The common excuse for this is “I’m helping the comedian.” Comedians are professionals, they do not need help. That “help” just derails the show and wastes everyone’s time, same as heckling. Exception: If a comedian directly engages you in conversation, you are a-ok to respond. Some of the best comedy happens this way, and can make for a memorable experience. Be ready to let it go when the bit is over.

      No Recording the Show: Same as a band, recording a stand-up routine violates the comic’s copyright on his material. Worse yet, a less-than-stellar performance some jerk puts up on the web can hurt the comic’s career. The infamous Michael Richards video is an extreme (justified in this rare case) example of footage released by a third party that ruins the performer’s career.

      PDA – Keep it Tasteful: A comedy club is not the place for messy make-outs.

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      Oakland, CA 94612

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