The Setup SF
The Setup is an underground stand up comedy show located at The Basement in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis used to snort coke in this room. That's feng shui.
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 by 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 2nd and 4th Saturday. The bar opens at 7pm, and show starts at 8pm. Come early for cheap drinks and great seats.
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Lineup for 7/25
Clay Newman [Comedy Showdown]
Pam Benjamin [Mutiny Radio]
Michael Anderson [Purple Onion]
Richard Sarvate - Comedian [SF Sketchfest]
Kevin Whittinghill [SF Sketchfest]
Abhay Nadkarni [SF Sketchfest]
Jesse Fernandez [SF Sketchfest, Punchline]