The Setup: Craft Beer and Comedy

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  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.

Watch clips from the show

With your hosts Richard Sarvate (SF Punchline) and Abhay (SF Sketchfest) !

Q. Is there a drink minimum?
A. YES, there is a ONE 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.

Q. Is the venue age restricted?
A. YES, please have your ID as it's 21 and over. This is strictly enforced.

Check our websiteemail, 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 the start time on your ticket so please be here early.  Please buy your tickets online to guarantee a seat. The event sells out quickly. 
* All sales are final. There are no refunds.
* There is a one drink minimum

See you at the show!