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

Thu, Jun 08


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

Jun 08, 2023, 8:00 PM

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

About the event

Professional Standup Comedy is back! 

You Had To Be There Live from the MainStage at Bang the Drum!

Join us Thursday, June 8th, 2023, for a night to remember! 

Doors 7PM - Come early for food and beverages! (Seating is first come first serve) 

Show 8PM

We proudly present Headliner Julia Hladkowicz - Canadian Comedian and Actor now living in LA, she has appeared on Conan, Kevin Hart’s LOL network Live Taping, SiriusXM Comedy Network, Much Music’s Video on Trial, MTV, YTV,  and on PBS. Most recently you’ve seen her on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks on TruTV! Julia has toured Coast to Coast throughout the United States and all over Canada! She is a two time finalist in SiriusXM’s Top Comic, has performed numerous times at JFL42 in Toronto and is a regular at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Her debut, self titled comedy album “LAD-KO-WITS” hit the #1 spot on iTunes comedy.

Our Feature Act, Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, CTV, CBC, The Comedy Network, PBS, Fuse TV, and MuchMusic. His half hour special is currently airing on The Comedy Network and in 2016 he performed his second TV gala at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. He is the winner of Sirius XM Radio’s Top Comic, and was recently nominated for Best Break Out Artist at the Canadian Comedy Awards and Best Comedian by COCA. His debut album “Live in a basement in front of 20 people” hit #1 on the iTunes Comedy charts.

Our show will also have comedians Marcus Peverill, a club regular in the Central Valley who has headlined here on the Central Coast! Ernest Romero, owner and producer of You Had To Be There Comedy. Ernest was named Funniest Comedian of the 805, has featured at such clubs as, The Hollywood Improv, Brea Improv, Alameda Comedy Club and in New York. Madison Bakich is a very funny comedian from LA who runs her own show, "Cunny Funts". Our host kicking us off will be Aidan Candelario, who you have seen at the SLO Comedy Fest!


  • You Had To Be There

    You Had To Be There Presents - Julia Hladkowicz live at Bang The Drum with Matt Obrien, Marcus Peverill, Ernest Romero, Madison Bakich, Aidan Candelario.

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