Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who's performing this year?
A: Check out our performers page.

Q: How do I get there?
A: Go to our directions page.

Q: Where can I park?
A: Check out our parking page.

Q: Where can I stay?
A: Villa Florence...the best boutique hotel on Union Square.

Q: What if it rains?
A: Bring an umbrella because, as they say in showbiz, "The show must go on!" And it will.

Q: Will food be available for sale?
A:You bet! New this year...Sam's Chowder Mobile will be serving up Sam's Famous Lobster Roll, Andouille Po’ Boy sausage sandwiches, Fried Shrimp or Grilled Prawn Po' Boy sandwiches, fish & chips, fried calamari, and more yummy goodness! Also on board is The Slider Shack, featuring Marin Sun Farms 100% grass fed-beef sliders, Kalua and BBQ pulled pork sliders, Moapfried chicken sliders, Vegetarian black bean sliders, Hurritos (Hawaiian burritos),plus  their legendary tasty Tater Tots, and more! And back again this year is the Gyros & Cheesestakes Trolley! They'll be offering gyros & cheesesteaks (dah, again)! And what would Comedy Day be without Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Yay!  Remember, Comedy Day depends on the revenue we receive from our food vendors, so please patronize 'em!

Q: What about beverages?
A: The best beer anywhere from Lagunitas Brewing! Plus...all the way from Ireland, Magners Irish Cider! And our favorite wines (soon to be yours, too) from Pat Paulsen Vineyards. Yes, THAT Pat Paulsen! And there's be plenty of water and soda...no one goes thirsty at Comedy Day!

Q: Can I buy an official Comedy Day T-shirt at the event?
A: Not this year. However, check out the Comedy Day store for lots of fun stuff including 33rd Annual Comedy Day T-shirts, coffee mugs, teddy bears...even underwear and more! And you like fun T-shirts, be sure to visit NerdKungFu.com for a huge selection of novelty T-shirts—from vintage DC comics to funny political T-shirts.

Q: Can I bring a lawn chair or some other type of seating?
A: We'd prefer you didn't. We're short on space this year. Besides, they ruin the sight lines of those seated around you.

Q: What about the kids? Can we bring 'em?
A: If Comedy Day were a movie...it'd be rated PG-13. We ask our performers to "keep it clean," but occasionally an "off-color" word or topic will pop up. So, please use discretion.

Q: What about my doggie?
A: Sure, why not. Keep 'em on a leash, though, and be sure to clean up after 'em!

Q: Is Comedy Day really FREE?
A: You bet! And it has been since 1981. How do we do it? See below...

Q: Want to contribute to Comedy Day?
A: We could use a few bucks here and there, too! Keep the laughter coming. Comedy Day is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible. Our Tax ID number is: 94-2945255. For more information click here. Or check out the Comedy Day store for lots of fun stuff including T-shirts for people (and dogs), mugs, caps, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, buttons, tote bags, baby bibs, teddy bears, boxer shorts and briefs...even thongs! And remember, because we're a nonprofit organizations, a portion of your purchase price is tax deductible!

Because Comedy Day is a nonprofit organization, we do not have any paid administrative staff and we rely solely on the efforts of our volunteers. Comedy Day derives income from donors, vendors, sponsors and SF Grants for the Arts. Please patronize our benefactors! Thank you.

Besides putting on the big show each year, Comedy Day also provides an outreach program in which comedy workshops teaching conflict resolution through the use of humor can be conducted in Bay Area public schools. We can also arrange for comedians to perform for charitable organizations, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and hospices throughout the Bay Area. Please contact us!

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