Some days, you just need a cathartic dose of laughter. A range of professional comedians are headed to San Diego in next few months with stand-up acts that can do just the trick.
Don’t miss an exclusive opportunity to catch some of the biggest names in the biz stop by our local comedy clubs. We’re itching to crack up with Harland Williams at The American Comedy Co., Bryan Callen at The Comedy Store, Lily Tomlin at Balboa Theatre and more.
Laugh out loud with these top comedians coming to San Diego
Harland Williams at The American Comedy Co. – February 14 to February 16
Feeling down and alone this Valentine’s Day? Let Harland Williams cheer you up and keep you company with his laugh-out-loud act. Harland has played memorable roles in the comedy classics Dumb and Dumber, Half Baked, Superstar and There’s Something About Mary. He’s also had stand-up comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, CTV and CBC. At the American Comedy Co., guests can purchase a Valentine’s Day package for $40 that includes a choice of entrée, a glass of champagne and a rose for your special someone. Tickets: $20-$40. americancomedyco.com
Bryan Callen at The Comedy Store – February 15 to February 16
You’ve seen Bryan Callen in The Hangover and The Hangover II, as well as Old School and Bad Santa. Or, maybe you know him as Barney’s boss on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother. More recently, Bryan starred in a new one-hour special, Bryan Callen: Man Class. Still not convinced? He was one of the original cast members on MADtv, had a brief fling with Carrie Bradshaw on Sex in the City and has appeared in Californication, Entourage and King of Queens. Tickets: $20. lajolla.thecomedystore.com
Dov Davidoff at The American Comedy Co. – February 21 to February 23
Dov Davidoff starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in Invincible and co-starred alongside Jeff Goldblum in the NBC drama Raines. He’s done his rounds on the late-night talk shows, and is a regular on Comedy Central, including Chappelle’s Show, Premium Blend and Chelsea Lately. His one-hour special Filthy Operation is also out on DVD. Tickets: $18+ americancomedyco.com
Lily Tomlin at Balboa Theatre – February 23
Lily Tomlin’s career is long-lasting and wide-ranging. This comedienne brings with her a legacy that includes six Emmys, two Tonys, a Grammy Award and two Peabody Awards. She’s starred in films like Nashville, The Beverly Hillbillies and I Heart Huckabees, as well as TV shows from Will & Grace to West Wing. Tickets: $40-$90. sandiegotheatres.org
Anjelah Johnson at Pechanga Casino & Resort – March 2
You know her as the unforgettable Bon Qui Qui from MADtv. Anjelah Johnson is an actress, comedienne and a former NFL cheerleader, and she’s headed to Pechanga Casino & Resort to strut her stuff. Anjelah first rose to fame when her viral video “Nail Salon” became an internet sensation. She went on to have a one-hour Comedy Central special, Anjelah Johnson: That’s How We Do It, and perform on the late night talk show Lopez Tonight. $25+. pechanga.com
Jen Kirkman at The American Comedy Co. – March 28 to March 30
Jen Kirkman is most recognized as a roundtable regular on Chelsea Lately. This stand-up comedian, television writer and actress has also written for the NBC sitcom Perfect Couples, narrated HBO’s Drunk History and meanwhile released her new comedy album, “Hail to the Freaks”. In 2010, both MSN and The Huffington Post named Jen one of the top comedians to follow on Twitter. Tickets: $18. americancomedyco.com (Main image)