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You Had To Be There Comedy @ Bang The Drum!
You Had To Be There Comedy @ Bang The Drum!

Fri, Apr 14


San Luis Obispo

You Had To Be There Comedy @ Bang The Drum!

You Had To Be There Comedy is Thee Professional Standup Comedy Production on the Central Coast, bringing the best comedians from Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, Latenight, and more! Trust us when we tell you ... You Had To Be There.

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Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 8:00 PM

San Luis Obispo, 1150 Laurel Ln Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

About the event

Comedy is back with a BANG!

You Had To Be There is teaming up with Bang the Drum & Success Pit to bring an even bigger and better comedy experience!

Join us Friday, April 14, 2023, for a night to remember! 

Doors open at 7PM for food and beverages! Show starts promptly at 8PM

We proudly present Headliner Nate Craig! An internationally touring headliner, Nate is a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, NY Comedy Cellar, and Largo (LA) among others. He plays Jonah Hill's brother "Phil" in the hit Netflix series "Maniac" and was a cast member on TruTV's "World's Dumbest". Nate's first standup special "Preferred Customer" was released this year by All Things Comedy, and his album "Eggshell" was featured in the Pandora "Comedy Spotlight" at He plays a role in the latest season of the animated Netflix series "F is for Family" and was recently featured on Season two of Comedy Central's "Roast Battle". He's also been on AXS Gotham Comedy Live, Tosh.0, Comedy Central's "Mash-up", and he wrote for 3 seasons of "Ridiculousness" on MTV.  Nate has been featured at The Just for Laughs Northwest, Bridgetown, and HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festivals. He's been on "Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast", "You Made it Weird" with Pete Holmes, has written for "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor, and was featured on the "Best of the Bob & Tom Radio Show".  He does theater tours with Bill Burr, headlines internationally, and has multiple full-length comedy albums available on iTunes and everywhere else.

Our Feature, Zach Pugh is a comedian and writer, who performs all over.  He is a host of the long-running standup show Rod Stewart Live in Los Angeles and co-hosted the podcast What Things are What Things with James Austin Johnson. He has also written for and appeared on Adult Swim.

Our show will be hosted by Ernest Romero, owner and producer of You Had To Be There. Ernest has featured at clubs, the Hollywood Improv, Brea Improv, and Comedy Shop in NYC, and Opened at Alameda Comedy Club. He was named 2021, "Funniest Comedians of the 805", and was a finalist in the International Comedy Competition among over 115 comedians. Our lineup is rounded out by the very funny Aidan Candelario, a veteran comic who proves why outlandish dark topics can indeed be thought-provokingly funny. Our opener, the young phenom, Caroline Murphy, burst onto the comedy scene in the bay and is now based in Santa Barbara. 


  • Nate Craig Live @Bang The Drum

    You Had To Be There Presents - Nate Craig live at Bang The Drum with Zach Pugh, Ernest Romero, Aidan Candelario, and Caroline Murphy.

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