Every year, the most respected comedians in the world gather in San Francisco for a two-plus-week-long festival of cutting-edge comedy. The hottest buzzed-about newcomers (like Arj Barker and Tony Camin) take the stage alongside the most revered comedy stalwarts (such as David Cross and Sarah Silverman) here. In addition to straight-up stand-up, special programs are undertaken that push the boundaries of what audiences are used to laughing at. See your favorite comedians play comedy-heavy versions of classic game shows. Or see the panel discussions on the nature of humor and what it was like to be young and funny in the 1980s. Also see the moving tributes to comics decidedly past their prime but still available to make appearances and sign autographs.
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