The Setup - Stand Up Comedy

Event has passed (Fri Dec 2, 2016 - Fri Dec 2, 2016)
The Beer Basement - Ales Unlimited
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Setup is an underground stand up comedy show located at the Beer Basement! It's been voted as the best independent comedy show in SF on Thrillist and Timeout, so don't miss out!

About The Show:
The Setup is an underground stand up comedy show located at the newly opened Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement in the heart of San Francisco. This venue was once the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue. Miles Davis snorted coke in this room. That's comedy feng shui.

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. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane.

The show always ends before 10:00pm so there is plenty of time to watch the show, do something afterwards, and then catch BART or MUNI. The show is every Fridat and Saturday. The show starts at 8pm. Come early for great seats because the venue fills up quickly.


There is no such thing as a dumb question!
Q. Is there a drink minimum? A. No, there is no drink minimum.
Q. Is there parking available? A. There is no parking at the venue, but there are many public parking garages close by. The closest one is Golden Gate Parking.

Other info:
Check our website (, email, or call us at (415) 923-8610 anytime.

* The Setup has open seating on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are not guaranteed past 8pm so try to get there early. * All sales are final. There are no refunds.

See you at the show!

Artists / Speakers: Richard Sarvate, Abhay Nadkarni.


  1. The Beer Basement - Ales Unlimited
    222 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA