San Francisco’s oldest comedy club, the Punch Line (444 Battery St., 415/397-7573, www.punchlinecomedyclub.com) is an elegant and intimate venue that earned its top-notch reputation with stellar headliners such as Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dave Chappelle. An on-site bar keeps the audience primed.
Cobb’s Comedy Club (915 Columbus Ave., 415/928-4320, www.cobbscomedy.com) has played host to star comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Margaret Cho since 1982. The 425-seat venue offers a full dinner menu and a bar to slake your thirst.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition