San Francisco has long been known as a hot spot for up-and-coming comedians, and, since the '50s, The Purple Onion has been one of the premier places to catch cutting edge comics, from Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor to Zach Galifianakis. With its underground, speakeasy vibe at Kell's Irish Pub, The Purple Onion hosts the weekly stand-up competition Comedy Machine, bringing you the best young comics in the Bay Area and pitting them against one another. You the audience get to crown the champion -- and have plenty of laughs in the process. You might even discover the next big comedy star.
530 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133Get Directions