A good belly laugh exercises the abdomen, improves a cloudy mood, and comforts homesick reindeer with familiar, Santaesque sounds. Ease a four-legged friend's melancholy with this GrouponLive deal to Cobb’s Comedy Club. For $11, you get one general-admission ticket to a Cobb's Comedy All Stars show (a $22.50 value). Cobb's requires a two-drink minimum for all customers, which is not included with this Groupon. Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, May 18, with W. Kamau Bell. Choose between 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. showtimes.
- Saturday, May 19, with Mike E. Winfield. Choose between 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. showtimes.
For 29 years, Cobb’s Comedy Club has lobbed laugh bombs toward Bay Area residents while launching the careers of stars such as Robin Williams, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, and Arj Barker. Socio-political spitfire W. Kamau Bell arrives at the first of two back-to-back All Star shows armed with some exciting news: the Bay-area native has just been slated to star in a new weekly FX series produced by Chris Rock. The late-night talk show should be an ideal format for Bell's ruminations on race and current events, which he delivers in deceptively calm and measured tones.
Rapidly ascending into the comic pantheon with a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and a recurring role in The Office’s warehouse, Mike E. Winfield masks a rapier-like observational wit with a cheery demeanor and mile-wide smile. As he headlines Saturday's shows, Winfield bounces across the stage with self-deprecating asides.
Supporting both acts, Lee Levine brings manic energy to reflections on relationship foibles, Chris Burns delivers acerbic takedowns of standup clichés, and Samson Koletkar crafts cerebral routines filtered through his unique Indian- Jewish upbringing. Meanwhile, the 400-seat venue's cabaret-style seating forms a cozy orchestra pit for symphonies of snickers, fusing the ambiance of old-time San Francisco with the energetic vibe of the city’s modern nightlife and the hermeneutic complexities of the city's postmodern nightlife.