We heard about a monthly free comedy happy hour at Cafe Royale on FunCheapSF. FunCheapSF is one of my go to sources for information on offbeat events in San Francisco. I highly recommend their email newsletter.
Tonight, we ventured into the "Trendy Nob" for some stand-up comedy at Cafe Royale's Monday Night Happy Hour. The venue was cozy with a large red velvet couch ringing the stage. We arrived right at 7 pm when the show was scheduled to start and nabbed two seats in the back. We soon realized that we were sitting elbow-to-elbow with the performers. Very cool.
The show featured 10-15 minute riffs from Jason Armenio , Nate Blanchard , Jill Bourque , Sheila Bryson, Jason Downs, Drew Harmon, and Reggie Steele. All were entertaining, especially given the low price of admission. Topics ranged from weight loss to the perils of dating (gay and straight) to Craigslist to magical black men. The show was free aside from any libations you chose to indulge in and a strategically placed tip jar. Definitely good value. There was even some imaginative art on the walls which extended into the bathroom. We're looking forward to the next show!