Jonah Ray is a comedian and the co-host of L.A.'s most popular alternative comedy showcase, The Meltdown. The show, which takes place in the back of a comic bookshop, was even featured in a segment on Last Call with Carson Daly. Daly didn't actually go to the show, but he did make the comment that it seemed "cool" while he apparently was playing shuffleboard by himself. He was right; the show is cool, and so is Jonah Ray. He's a Hawaiian-born comedian and comedy writer; he co-hosts Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast, and he's part of the alternative comedy scene where it's like everyone is making fun of the entire idea of jokes. And it ends up being playful, honest, and funny. Ray is bringing his act to the Punchline for a few days, and he's also hosting Comedy Central's UP NEXT Comedy Club Talent Search Semi-Finals at Cobb's.
Jonah Ray is performing at the Punchline, 444 Battery St., S.F. Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 and 10 p.m., and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.