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! 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! Plus ForeverSprung Spring Rolls, featuring Marinated Chicken, Shrimp or Tofu Spring rolls...and coffee. too! And back again this year is the KabobTrolley! They'll be offering gyros & cheesesteaks (dah, again)! And what would Comedy Day be without Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Yay! And here's an extra special treat for courageous San Francisco food lovers: Buggin’ Out with ChefPV — ChefPV is a full-spectrum chef & food adventurer passionate about food sustainability which means expanding the culinary palates of the people. He is currently promoting Entomophagy as a necessity in a sustainable food system and will be serving Guacamole Chirp Sliders and Chocolate Cricket Protein Shakes. Bug Appétit!

Q: What about beverages?
A: The best beer anywhere from Lagunitas Brewing! They're a a natural fit for Comedy Day because they’re known for their iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text and stories on their packaging. Brewed in a bizarre old world tradition using only water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. New this year, Common Cider! Wait’ll you get your and hands on, and lips around, a bottle of Common Apple Saison, Common Cider Blood Orange Tangerine, Common Hibiscus Saison, or Common Lemon Saison. Brewed in Drytown, CA and using the finest "Apple Hill" region fruit. And our favorite wines (soon to be yours, too) from Pat Paulsen Vineyards. Yes, THAT Pat Paulsen! Pat’s son, Monty Paulsen, a graduate of the UC Davis School of Winemaking, has revived the winery and the brand, and is continuing the tradition of producing outstanding, award-winning wines of great value and high quality. And there's be plenty of water and 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 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'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: Do you provide sign language services?
A: Absolutely...American Sign Language (ASL) thanks to Kylie Kirkpatrick and friends.

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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