Can't get in to see Dave Chappelle? Neither could we.
Dave Chappelle will be performing tonight and tomorrow at The Chapel on Valencia St, according to sfist.com— coming right on the heels of Monday's show at the Independent.) But, of course, the Friday and Saturday shows sold out within minutes of being announced, leaving fans in search of a fix. Though they aren't Dave, here's some of our favorite upcoming acts.
Brian Posehn. This geeky dude who gained attention on The Sarah Silverman Show claims Star Wars is his Vietnam, so prepare for some serious nerding out. Saturday, April 11th, Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave.
KO Comedy Presents Easter Comedy Jam. Featuring Sammy Obeid from America's Got Talent, who envisions an America ruled by bears. He's on a quest to do 1,000 straight days of stand up. Sunday will be day 827. See if he's getting tired. Sunday, March 31st, Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus.
Samson Koletkar. The Purple Onion may have lost it's brick and mortar, but it's still going strong around the corner at Kells. And there's no better time to check out the new space than this weekend, with headliner Samson Koletkar, who bills himself as the world's only Jewish-Indian comedian and says that "a Jewish mother in Bombay wants her son to marry a nice Jewish girl. A Jewish mother in San Francisco wants her son to marry a girl." Friday, March 29th and Saturday, 30th, The Purple Onion at Kells, 530 Jackson St.
Ted Alexandro. Way back in the late 90s, Dave Chappelle appeared on the cult-hit animated show Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist—as did Alexandro, where he worked through his issues with his mother to whom he once gave a toilet paper role for Mother's Day. We hope he's in a better place now. Wednesday, April 3rd, Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.
Stephen Lynch. A musician trapped in a comedian's body, Lynch has had done two specials for Comedy Central. You might remember his songs If I Were Gay or Craig. His new album, Lion, moves in a more musically sophisticated direction, while maintaining the humor. Friday, April 5th, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St.