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San Francisco Spring Comedy Preview

To see the best comedians on the circuit, check out Cobb's Comedy Club where acts such as Robin Williams, Dave Chapelle and Louis CK have all graced the stage.  It's not all funny business at this North Beach club, the 400 seat venue offers a full dinner menu and full-service bar. Here are the hottest comedians coming to San Francisco this spring.

Cobb's Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
415 928-4320

Nightlife & Music Comedy Preview, Kevin Nealon
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Kevin Nealon
Date: April 12 to 15

Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Kevin Nealon was live from New York for nine years as part of the ensemble cast anchoring Weekend Update and creating the pumped up character Franz of Hans and Franz with Dana Carvey. Nealon has appeared in several Happy Madison productions - the company founded by Adam Sandler - including "Little Nicky" and "Anger Management," and can currently be seen on the Showtime series "Weeds" as the recurring character Doug Wilson.

Nightlife & Music Comedy Preview, Bill Bellamy
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Bill Bellamy
Date: April 20 to 22

Bill Bellamy was on the fast track to a career on Wall Street until a male beauty pageant spun his head around. When the Rutgers University economics major performed comedy as his act, and won, he pursued a career following graduation. A stint on Showtime at the Apollo led to spots on HBO's Def Comedy Jam followed by Bellamy's dream gig hosting MTV Jams. He can be seen as a roundtable guest on the late night talk show Chelsea Lately.

Nightlife & Music Comedy Preview, JB Smoove
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JB Smoove
Date: April 26 to 28

As cousin Leon on the critically acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," JB Smoove commands your attention. The gifted star wrote sketch comedy for SNL and took home the Writers Guild of America award for Best Comedy/Variety Series in 2007. His film credits include "The Sitter," "We Bought a Zoo" starring Matt Damon, and "The Dictator" opposite Sacha Baron Cohen. Smoove just released his first-ever one hour comedy special "That's How I Dooz It."

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Nightlife & Music Comedy Preview, Wayne Brady
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Wayne Brady
Date: May 4 to 6

Fans of Wayne Brady have appreciated the work of this award-winning artist via television, film and theater, but at the heart this multi-talented performer lies the skills of an improvisational maestro. Audiences fell in love with Brady's comedic timing on the American version of "Whose Line Is It Anyone," earning an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical or Comedy Series. Brady has made guest appearances on "Chappelle's Show," "How I Met Your Mother," and Drew Carey's "Improv-A-Ganza."

Nightlife & Music Comedy Preview, Tracy Morgan
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Tracy Morgan
Date: May 24 to 27

Developing such memorable characters as Astronaut Jones and Brian Fellow's, Tracy Morgan left eight seasons behind as cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2003 to embark on "The Tracy Morgan Show." This urban comic and SNL breakout star can now be seen weekly on the NBC television series "30 Rock" playing the caricature role, Tracy Jordan which earned Morgan a 2009 Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Robyn Chelsea-Seifert is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Creem, Hit Parader, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and International Musician. Her work can be found at


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