Cobb's Comedy Club

★★★☆☆
  • 915 Columbus Ave

    San Francisco, CA 94133

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  • 415-928-4320

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Overall I had a great experience. I loved the show. Angelah Johnson Rocked. The staff was very accommodating, They rushed to get us chairs for the back of the club due to arriving late. Our waiter was fast on the drinks, and always there. The only downfall to this place is that they have no parking for their guests. Other than that I suggest this place to you.

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★★★★☆

Overall I had a great experience. I loved the show. Angelah Johnson Rocked. The staff was very accommodating, They rushed to get us chairs for the back of the club due to arriving late. Our waiter was fast on the drinks, and always there. The only downfall to this place is that they have no parking for their guests. Other than that I suggest this place to you.

Pros: Easy access,

Cons: Extremely Crowded,

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I love this club! I've seen john oliver and charlie murphy here. The club is small enough that you can see the stage very well from wherever you're seated. There is a 2 drink minimum and and prices are reasonable. Its definitely the best place to see a comedy act in san francisco

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★★★★☆

I love this club! I've seen john oliver and charlie murphy here. The club is small enough that you can see the stage very well from wherever you're seated. There is a 2 drink minimum and and prices are reasonable. Its definitely the best place to see a comedy act in san francisco

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This is addressed to the club, not the talent. this note is based on my last 4 times attending cobbs. Its not an isolated issue.
I have come to get used to their staff - as they have the rep in the City not to have the kindest staff and crew to patrons. (just google that topic and you will see all negative feedback the staff and club gets on various web sites). But I an others seem to be OK with that since we still keep attending the club.
cobbs wait staff knows how to get their buck out of their customers by not returning change when asked too, already adding their tip to the over priced drinks.
The bar is your profit, the talent gets most or if not all of the door - I am clear about that. I have been attending comedy shows since the peek back in the 70's - I know what clubs vs the talent make, I get that. But to allow cobbs wait staff to continue to short change customers, must be pointed out. Its Policy at Cobbs to encourage their wait staff to short change their costumers.

Cobbs wait staff really does know how to get their buck out of your customers by not returning change when asked too - already adding their tip to the over priced drinks.
Once or twice I was ok with the wait staff not returning change or adding the 15% tip to the tab, and still wanting more or keeping the change. But now (after 4 times) I see that its policy at cobbs.

It seems that way. If so - Cobbs need to post something so costumers will know in advance, no change will be returned and that the tip is added into the balance of their bar tab.

I think that's fair.
Its a fact, Cobbs club must train their staff to be as rude as they come off, because its been that way since the wharf location. Don't worry, your pals across the city are just a rude .. but they don't "keep the change" as your staff is trained to do.

I know their is not patrons can do. The club continues to still sell out, and the lines will always be strong based on the comics they book. But I do feel its an embarrassment for their comics to encourage the house to tip the wait staff - when in fact the staff is already deep in their costumers pockets.

Vmedia Berkeley

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★☆☆☆☆

This is addressed to the club, not the talent. this note is based on my last 4 times attending cobbs. Its not an isolated issue.
I have come to get used to their staff - as they have the rep in the City not to have the kindest staff and crew to patrons. (just google that topic and you will see all negative feedback the staff and club gets on various web sites). But I an others seem to be OK with that since we still keep attending the club.
cobbs wait staff knows how to get their buck out of their customers by not returning change when asked too, already adding their tip to the over priced drinks.
The bar is your profit, the talent gets most or if not all of the door - I am clear about that. I have been attending comedy shows since the peek back in the 70's - I know what clubs vs the talent make, I get that. But to allow cobbs wait staff to continue to short change customers, must be pointed out. Its Policy at Cobbs to encourage their wait staff to short change their costumers.

Cobbs wait staff really does know how to get their buck out of your customers by not returning change when asked too - already adding their tip to the over priced drinks.
Once or twice I was ok with the wait staff not returning change or adding the 15% tip to the tab, and still wanting more or keeping the change. But now (after 4 times) I see that its policy at cobbs.

It seems that way. If so - Cobbs need to post something so costumers will know in advance, no change will be returned and that the tip is added into the balance of their bar tab.

I think that's fair.
Its a fact, Cobbs club must train their staff to be as rude as they come off, because its been that way since the wharf location. Don't worry, your pals across the city are just a rude .. but they don't "keep the change" as your staff is trained to do.

I know their is not patrons can do. The club continues to still sell out, and the lines will always be strong based on the comics they book. But I do feel its an embarrassment for their comics to encourage the house to tip the wait staff - when in fact the staff is already deep in their costumers pockets.

Vmedia Berkeley

Pros: Great Talent is always booked here - its hard not to attend

Cons: The rude Wait staff in encouraged not to return change

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DO NOT GO TO COBBS. I have went to Cobbs on occasion to see headliners. The other night I went to see Mike Epps and Dominique who were hilarious, but it was hard to concentrate on the show. Do not go if you want to have a wonderful night out. My two friends and I made this mistake. We showed up dressed, directly after work, without eating dinner, paid $20 for parking and waited in a god awful line. The staff and security are very rude and never show any politeness. When we were seated I informed the guy the table was wet; he gave me a total attitude like I was stuck up and told me to sit at the next table. We waited through the whole first act for the waitress to come over. We ordered all our food and drinks at once, because we saw how understaffed they were, and how rude our waitress was. We then waited for our drinks, like another half hour. We tried to get our waitress' attention, but she ignored us. Finally, after two hours we informed her we didn't get our food. She said she'd check, then said your ticket was lost and the kitchen was closed. We asked the girl for some complimentary drinks and she said she would bring us some complimentary water. After several incidences we were mad, and hungry, and disgusted. We got our bill and there were several things on our bill which was not ours. Naturally, we wanted to speak to management, but they were crooks that were just as rude. There was no accommodations made, nor was any kind of apology given. We paid the tab, but we will NEVER go back to Cobbs again. And I am warning other people, the atmosphere is blah, and the whole club doesn't know how to entertain. As a San Francisco native, the atmosphere and the service and elegance of Punchline far out due Cobbs anyway.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT GO TO COBBS. I have went to Cobbs on occasion to see headliners. The other night I went to see Mike Epps and Dominique who were hilarious, but it was hard to concentrate on the show. Do not go if you want to have a wonderful night out. My two friends and I made this mistake. We showed up dressed, directly after work, without eating dinner, paid $20 for parking and waited in a god awful line. The staff and security are very rude and never show any politeness. When we were seated I informed the guy the table was wet; he gave me a total attitude like I was stuck up and told me to sit at the next table. We waited through the whole first act for the waitress to come over. We ordered all our food and drinks at once, because we saw how understaffed they were, and how rude our waitress was. We then waited for our drinks, like another half hour. We tried to get our waitress' attention, but she ignored us. Finally, after two hours we informed her we didn't get our food. She said she'd check, then said your ticket was lost and the kitchen was closed. We asked the girl for some complimentary drinks and she said she would bring us some complimentary water. After several incidences we were mad, and hungry, and disgusted. We got our bill and there were several things on our bill which was not ours. Naturally, we wanted to speak to management, but they were crooks that were just as rude. There was no accommodations made, nor was any kind of apology given. We paid the tab, but we will NEVER go back to Cobbs again. And I am warning other people, the atmosphere is blah, and the whole club doesn't know how to entertain. As a San Francisco native, the atmosphere and the service and elegance of Punchline far out due Cobbs anyway.

Pros: Occasional Headliners

Cons: Poor service, rude staff and management

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I've seen a number of acts here. Most recently, I saw Patton Oswalt and Arj Barker do stand up. Before I saw part of the MST3K crew (Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy) do their Rifftrax Live show. It's been awesome.

There is of course a two drink minimum. The wait staff isn't all that attentive to what you actually order. They're just about getting you booze.

They also really pack 'em in, so get there early if you want to get a decent seat.

Pretty easy to get to since it's right in North Beach.

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★★★★☆

I've seen a number of acts here. Most recently, I saw Patton Oswalt and Arj Barker do stand up. Before I saw part of the MST3K crew (Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy) do their Rifftrax Live show. It's been awesome.

There is of course a two drink minimum. The wait staff isn't all that attentive to what you actually order. They're just about getting you booze.

They also really pack 'em in, so get there early if you want to get a decent seat.

Pretty easy to get to since it's right in North Beach.

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every time i've been to cobbs i've laughed all night. they have really good performers. i think the last person i seen there was mike epps. the food is a little pricey but it does taste good and it is to be expected.

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★★★★★

every time i've been to cobbs i've laughed all night. they have really good performers. i think the last person i seen there was mike epps. the food is a little pricey but it does taste good and it is to be expected.

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I would NEVER go there again. One of the worst night out we have ever had. Unbelievable unprofessional staff and disgusting facilities.

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★★★☆☆

I would NEVER go there again. One of the worst night out we have ever had. Unbelievable unprofessional staff and disgusting facilities.

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We were there last night and it as awesome! The 2 guys were hilarious! The drinks are OK. Parking is horrible since it's North Beach. There are good restaurants but about 10 blocks away. We were able to buy the ticket the same night. They sell the tickets on the phone until 6 PM.

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★★★★★

We were there last night and it as awesome! The 2 guys were hilarious! The drinks are OK. Parking is horrible since it's North Beach. There are good restaurants but about 10 blocks away. We were able to buy the ticket the same night. They sell the tickets on the phone until 6 PM.

Pros: Funny comedians

Cons: none

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I have been to Cobb's three times. The first time I hated the comidian. I thought I'd give it another try for my birthday and saw Rosanne Barr. I had a blast, not to mention the drink are strong, just the way I like them!

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★★★★★

I have been to Cobb's three times. The first time I hated the comidian. I thought I'd give it another try for my birthday and saw Rosanne Barr. I had a blast, not to mention the drink are strong, just the way I like them!

Pros: Drinks, Friendly wait staff, Great Comedians

Cons: crowded

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We went to see Joe Rogan. It was a great time. The show before us ran over and they staff was outside checking ID's to speed up the process of us getting in. All the staff was very nice. The waitress was great. We sat in the front row of the balcony. Great view. Food and drink were a little pricey but not too bad. I recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a good time. It was clean and friendly. I went on a Saturday night at 10 pm. So it was a busy night. For good acts you need to get there at least an hour ahead of time and wait in line.

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★★★★★

We went to see Joe Rogan. It was a great time. The show before us ran over and they staff was outside checking ID's to speed up the process of us getting in. All the staff was very nice. The waitress was great. We sat in the front row of the balcony. Great view. Food and drink were a little pricey but not too bad. I recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a good time. It was clean and friendly. I went on a Saturday night at 10 pm. So it was a busy night. For good acts you need to get there at least an hour ahead of time and wait in line.

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In the last year I've been to three comedy shows at Cobbs. I really enjoy live comedy and Cobbs books some pretty good comedians. I don't mind the minimum drink order, the high prices of the drinks, or being forced to sit where you'e told to sit. What I don't like, and I dread every single time I go to Cobbs, is that the door staff and the people who seat you are rude and condescending. These folks are on GIGANTIC power trips. It's insulting and barely tolerable. If you were greeted this way in a restaurant, you'd leave. Yet, I tolerate it because once I'm inside I can laugh and drink. Check out one of the comedy showcase nights; they're less expensive and just as much fun.

2
★★★★☆

In the last year I've been to three comedy shows at Cobbs. I really enjoy live comedy and Cobbs books some pretty good comedians. I don't mind the minimum drink order, the high prices of the drinks, or being forced to sit where you'e told to sit. What I don't like, and I dread every single time I go to Cobbs, is that the door staff and the people who seat you are rude and condescending. These folks are on GIGANTIC power trips. It's insulting and barely tolerable. If you were greeted this way in a restaurant, you'd leave. Yet, I tolerate it because once I'm inside I can laugh and drink. Check out one of the comedy showcase nights; they're less expensive and just as much fun.

Pros: local showcase, guaranteed laughs

Cons: rude door staff

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This club is at a recently changed location in North Beach and is much bigger and has a great atmosphere. Get there early to get good seats. Food is good and drinks are great but very high priced of course with 2 drink minimum. Parking, like most places in the city, is quite difficult so again get there early. Great place to see comedy wtih friends and gets great headliners like Jamie Kennedy and Tracy Morgan, among others.

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★★★★★

This club is at a recently changed location in North Beach and is much bigger and has a great atmosphere. Get there early to get good seats. Food is good and drinks are great but very high priced of course with 2 drink minimum. Parking, like most places in the city, is quite difficult so again get there early. Great place to see comedy wtih friends and gets great headliners like Jamie Kennedy and Tracy Morgan, among others.

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Cobbs is a great comedy club especially if you are a college student, at is free if you are a college student. Normally, it's $10 per person plus a two drink minimum so it's totaly worth it.

I had great fun going here with my friends, the place was very nice although a bit crowded. I would definitely go back as it was very entertaining.

5
★★★★★

Cobbs is a great comedy club especially if you are a college student, at is free if you are a college student. Normally, it's $10 per person plus a two drink minimum so it's totaly worth it.

I had great fun going here with my friends, the place was very nice although a bit crowded. I would definitely go back as it was very entertaining.

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This comedy club is rather cramped but a lot of fun. They offer food and beverages yet, you seem to be on top of your neighbors. The waitstaff is very friendly and attentive, I wish we had known that we could order food before we arrived but did enjoy a few drinks from the bar.

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★★★☆☆

This comedy club is rather cramped but a lot of fun. They offer food and beverages yet, you seem to be on top of your neighbors. The waitstaff is very friendly and attentive, I wish we had known that we could order food before we arrived but did enjoy a few drinks from the bar.

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A very groovy comedy club where you never know who will drop by. it's $10.00 per person plus 2 beverage minimum per person but worth it for the laughs plus if your a college students it's FREE with valid Student ID!!
Friday & Saturday "Headliners" show times are 8:00PM and 10:15PM.
$15.00 - $35.00 per person plus 2 beverage minimum per person.
but again if your a college students - you get $5 OFF admission per valid Student ID

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★★★★☆

A very groovy comedy club where you never know who will drop by. it's $10.00 per person plus 2 beverage minimum per person but worth it for the laughs plus if your a college students it's FREE with valid Student ID!!
Friday & Saturday "Headliners" show times are 8:00PM and 10:15PM.
$15.00 - $35.00 per person plus 2 beverage minimum per person.
but again if your a college students - you get $5 OFF admission per valid Student ID

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People who have given this place a bad review obviously haven't been to dumps like Stand Up NY and The Comic Strip in Manhattan, where the floor is sticky and smells like rotten beer. They also don't have the ability to separate the act from the place, which you need to do. Two drink minimum is the standard at any comedy club. Cobb's is clean, carpeted, has a great decor and quality sound system. We saw Emo Phillips and a couple of so-so acts. The drink menu is a little pricy, but very extensive. The staff was very friendly and the service was ok. The place was only about 1/3 full, so maybe when it's packed it's a different story, but my experience was great and I will be coming back!

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★★★★☆

People who have given this place a bad review obviously haven't been to dumps like Stand Up NY and The Comic Strip in Manhattan, where the floor is sticky and smells like rotten beer. They also don't have the ability to separate the act from the place, which you need to do. Two drink minimum is the standard at any comedy club. Cobb's is clean, carpeted, has a great decor and quality sound system. We saw Emo Phillips and a couple of so-so acts. The drink menu is a little pricy, but very extensive. The staff was very friendly and the service was ok. The place was only about 1/3 full, so maybe when it's packed it's a different story, but my experience was great and I will be coming back!

Pros: Decor, Cleanliness, Staff

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This is the worst improv club I've ever been to. Unless you enjoy rude, vulgar, offensive and sexist remarks - DO NOT COME HERE. The management is rude and some of the comedians are even worse! If I could rate it a zero, I would!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst improv club I've ever been to. Unless you enjoy rude, vulgar, offensive and sexist remarks - DO NOT COME HERE. The management is rude and some of the comedians are even worse! If I could rate it a zero, I would!

Pros: Nothing

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If I'm ever in the mood to laugh, Cobb's never fails to deliver. Most of the acts I've seen there have been people I've not heard of...but they were ALWAYS spectacularly funny. Even most of the local warm-up talent were surprisingly witty. The food is so-so, but the relaxed atmosphere and consistent shows put this at the top of my list of good value SF activities.

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★★★★☆

If I'm ever in the mood to laugh, Cobb's never fails to deliver. Most of the acts I've seen there have been people I've not heard of...but they were ALWAYS spectacularly funny. Even most of the local warm-up talent were surprisingly witty. The food is so-so, but the relaxed atmosphere and consistent shows put this at the top of my list of good value SF activities.

Pros: reliably funny, easy going atmosphere, good value

Cons: tough parking, food is so-so

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The opening comedian, Rick Overton, was extremely vulgar, rude and belligerent to the point of receiving boos and silence from the entire audience after harassing an audience member. This is the WORST comedy club EVER. This is not a family place to go!!!! The hostesses were at least, very nice.

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★☆☆☆☆

The opening comedian, Rick Overton, was extremely vulgar, rude and belligerent to the point of receiving boos and silence from the entire audience after harassing an audience member. This is the WORST comedy club EVER. This is not a family place to go!!!! The hostesses were at least, very nice.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: Rude, Unprofessional, Poor Management

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Stay away from this club........unless you enjoy being called names that are not part of the act. It was my first time there & believe me I am never going back. The comics.......they call them comics????.....were awful & rude & the staff...especially the OWNER.....was rude & obviuosly doesn't care if they get our business again. The wait staff is rude as well.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stay away from this club........unless you enjoy being called names that are not part of the act. It was my first time there & believe me I am never going back. The comics.......they call them comics????.....were awful & rude & the staff...especially the OWNER.....was rude & obviuosly doesn't care if they get our business again. The wait staff is rude as well.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Having been once prior, I thought the establishment was reasonable, although the drink minimum and waitstaff left a bit to be desired. Now that I've had experience dealing with the management at this place, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I don't understand how a place expects to stay in business when they assume that anyone who reacts to a "comedian" that personally attacks someone to the point that the audience is SHOCKED must be a prude and just can't take a joke! Wake up people, just because these "comedians" aren't on your payroll doesn't mean that they don't represent your business, and you won't be getting any of mine.

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★☆☆☆☆

Having been once prior, I thought the establishment was reasonable, although the drink minimum and waitstaff left a bit to be desired. Now that I've had experience dealing with the management at this place, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I don't understand how a place expects to stay in business when they assume that anyone who reacts to a "comedian" that personally attacks someone to the point that the audience is SHOCKED must be a prude and just can't take a joke! Wake up people, just because these "comedians" aren't on your payroll doesn't mean that they don't represent your business, and you won't be getting any of mine.

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This was my second time at Cobb's and I am highly disappointed that the comedians were not funny. They seemed too intoxicated and beligerent. Service is the WORST. The hostess was sure you could read her mind to follow her and the waitress had a bad attitude. If the waitress was around we could at least get drunk enough to enjoy the show.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my second time at Cobb's and I am highly disappointed that the comedians were not funny. They seemed too intoxicated and beligerent. Service is the WORST. The hostess was sure you could read her mind to follow her and the waitress had a bad attitude. If the waitress was around we could at least get drunk enough to enjoy the show.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad Service

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My husband and I have been going to Cobb's for years now and have never had a bad experience. Every comedian we have ever seen was worth the money. I have started recommending this place to family and friends who have also always enjoyed the show. I would go back any time!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Cobb's for years now and have never had a bad experience. Every comedian we have ever seen was worth the money. I have started recommending this place to family and friends who have also always enjoyed the show. I would go back any time!

 

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