About the Venue

LIVE at the Purple Onion is your chance to experience San Francisco’s uniquely funny comedy scene. Each week we offer the best and brightest stand-up comics in an intimate and historic comedy club, the legendary Purple Onion. At just 80 seats, this is an amazing way to watch stand-up, up close and personal.

The Purple Onion

“Best Comedy Club”
– SF Weekly

The Purple Onion has been an icon in the history of San Francisco for over fifty years. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, this cellar nightclub was vital to the legendary stand-up scene in North Beach. Such legends as Phyllis Diller and the Smothers Brothers got their start here, and comedy luminaries like Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce performed here as well. (more)