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The Setup: Stand Up Comedy

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Something Witty About Good Comedy and Beer

I've been going to The Setup for the past few years and they always have a solid rotation of... read more

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Reviewed April 29, 2019
Mike M
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San Francisco, California
Fun date night!

My boyfriend and I had a lot of good laughs and have continued referencing the funny insights in... read more

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Reviewed April 26, 2019
kfultronic
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San Francisco, California
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The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis used to snort coke in this room. That's comedy feng shui. We feature established...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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222 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3324
Theater District
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

I've been going to The Setup for the past few years and they always have a solid rotation of comedians and for the price can't be beat. Add in a really good beer bar and comfortable couches, seating in a just big enough venue =...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

My boyfriend and I had a lot of good laughs and have continued referencing the funny insights in our daily lives after attending the show last week.

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kfultronic
Reviewed April 23, 2019

I had never been to a comedy show before, but a roast of tech workers sounded like a great place too start. The atmosphere was fun and casual, the bar has a great craft beer and wine selection and everyone there was there to have...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

the show is very good. u definitely want to get there at least 10 min earlier to grab a drink and choose a nice seat (pretty small audience). The outside area is not the best part of the city though so I'd recommend to uber...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shu L
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Not just a bar, it's an adventure. Soaking in history it's a real hole in the wall. It's a real experience just getting to the front door. Once inside you feel as though you are experiencing something to remember.

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

High-fives to The Setup for featuring standup comedy in the first place. For someone like me, spoiled in the scintillating '80s, there can never be too many places with chances to laugh. The setup at the Setup is a bit odd, having to wait upstairs...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff K
Reviewed April 18, 2019

Really enjoyed the comedy at the The Setup, the comedians were really funny and the content was generally pretty clean and intellectual which is always good. Like most comedy venues in America, they require you to buy a drink to see the show but you...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Comics are great, intimate setting - unique and hilarious way to spend your evening with very talented comedians

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Best place for dates or to go with a group of friends. I have been there on dates and I have been there with a group of friends. Cute and cozy place!

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidZ1637
Reviewed April 17, 2019

We have been going here for years, and really love the place. It's the only "NYC feel" club in the city. Our own tiny Comedy Cellar, just without a ton of new talent. That's our only complaint is that the club runners also often headline...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Shu L | Reviewed this property |
yes I usually buy it online. Not sure if you can buy it there or not.
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