Absolutely San Francisco: Musical comedy about lost love and the San Francisco experience. Starting May 6. Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 29. $32-$50. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).
Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Borning: Dark comedy on custom-made dolls created for people coping with the loss of a child. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 11. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
"Free Fridays! Improv Show": Late-night improv show. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Continues through June 24. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).
Geezer: Geoff Hoyle's solo performance about what it's like to grow old. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through July 10. $20-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
The Lily's Revenge: Play examining marriage starring playwright and burlesque performer Taylor Mac. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 22. $20-$65. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
Loveland: Solo show by Ann Randolph. Fridays, Saturdays; Sundays. Continues through May 8. $20-$100. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Monday Night Marsh: On select Mondays a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage at this regular event that's hosted local celebs like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez in the past; see www.themarsh.org for a lineup of future shows. Mondays. $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's solo performance. May 6-7; Sat., May 14; Sat., May 28. $25-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. www.tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Swiss Louis Restaurant at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 421-2913.
Upper Cut Improv Showcase: Improv and sketch comedy. Fridays, 7 p.m. $5. San Francisco Comedy College, 414 Mason (at Geary), 921-2051.
Vice Palace: The Last Cockettes Musical: Thrillpeddlers perform Scrumbly Koldewyn's revival of the 1972 musical. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through July 31. $30-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
Wretch Like Me: Filmed solo performance by David Templeton on his Christian upbringing and his eventual rejection of it. May 5-7; May 19-22. $6-$10. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087.
Your F!#&ed Up Relationship: Improv based on real-life relationship problems supplied by audience members. Fridays. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby).