The show is hosted by local favorites Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarni. We feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Our goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home.
The early show always ends before 10pm, so there's plenty of time to catch the show and a hit club, bar, restaurant afterwards. Come early for great seats because the venue fills up quickly.
The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show - an underground comedy showcase. The best comedians in San Francisco come here to tell jokes in the most intimate environment in the city. The bar specializes in serving craft beers. You are welcome to bring your own food to the venue.
"One of the best comedy nights in America" - Interrobang.
"One of the best places for stand up comedy in San Francisco" - TimeOut