Dark and musky—a dive-bar with a secret. That secret is art. Stork club hosts music shows, literary readings, MCs and, of course, comedy. There might not be an audience—a dozen, usually—but there are plenty of seasoned comics with zero inhibitions and little judgment. The host, Richard Toomer, is a fun, energetic guy who welcomes all to the stage. A typical set is 5 minutes, but on slow nights can be as long as 7 or 8, sometimes with a brief on-stage interview with the comic at the end. Take the plunge and come out a better comic at Stork Club. Show starts around 5:30pm. Sign-ups at 5:15pm. Check out the calendar on their website.
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA, +1 510 444 6174