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! Nob Hill Pizza and catering will be serving up yummy pizza (dah), plus hot dogs, hamburgers (and vegetarian hot dogs and hamburgers), sausages, calzones, fresh popcorn and more! And what would Comedy Day be without Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Yay! And new this year is the Gyros & Cheesestakes Trolley! They'll be offering gyros & cheesesteaks (dah, again) and fish & chips! Remember, Comedy Day depends on the revenue we receive from our vendors, so please patronize 'em!

Q: What about beverages?
A: The best beer anywhere...Gordon Biersch, of course! 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 for our friends & performers backstage, Deep Eddy Vodka! 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 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: Is Comedy Day really FREE?
A: You bet! And it has been since 1981. This year, we've partnered with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to eradicating lung cancer, BJALCF works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations and individuals to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change through research, education, screening, prevention, and treatment. So if you see them collecting money at the event, help them help others. Or avoid the rush and donate now!

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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