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

Thu, Jul 20


San Luis Obispo

You Had To Be There Comedy @ Bang The Drum!

You Had To Be There Comedy is Thee Professional Standup Comedy Show 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

Jul 20, 2023, 8:00 PM

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

About the event

The best night out in SLO is here! Professional Standup Comedy with You Had To Be There!

Meet Your Comics For The Night

Headliner Katherine Blanford - Atlanta-based Katherine Blanford has been seen on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Her first album, Salt Daddy, debuted at #1 on iTunes. Katherine Blanford has brought her human Golden Retriever presence to stages across the country! She has opened for many top-notchers including Jeff Foxworthy, David Spade, and Ron White. You can catch her weekly co-hosting her podcast, Cheaties, with fellow ATL comedian, Lace Larrabee. Cheaties has been consecutively ranked in Podcast Magazine’s Hot 50 and continues to climb the charts

Feature Act Xander Beltran - Fresh off a headlining tour in Hawaii, Xander, originates from Southern California, and loves days at the beach, burritos, and great craft beer, but he can't afford any of them. Being half-White and half-Mexican (like Taco Bell) he offers a unique perspective on the world and an uncanny ability to get people to chill out and figure out a way to get along. He currently operates out of San Francisco and performs all over the Country. He's opened for Dean Delray, Erica Rhodes, Jeff Dye, Deon Cole, Jamie Kennedy, Erik Griffin and Kel Mitchell. He won the 2018 Cobb’s Comedy Competition, was a Finalist at the 2019 House of Comedy’s Funniest Person W/ A Day Job contest and he’s been a featured performer at Big Pine Comedy Festival, Savage Henry Festival and Oakland Comedy Festival.

Feature Joe Grillo - One of the funniest and best comedians in San Diego, Joe Grillo is a Doorman at one of the worlds best clubs, The Comedy Store. Joe brings his unique twist, making you laugh about subjects you didnt know you were allowed to laugh at. 

Opener Aidan Candelario - A veteran local comic who you have seen at the SLO Comedy Fest!

Guest  Cameron Frost - We also have guest comedian Cameron Frost, one of the top, up and comers in San Diego!

Host Ernest Romero - Owner and producer of You Had To Be There Comedy. Ernest was named Funniest Comedian of the 805, has featured across the country and at such clubs as, The Hollywood Improv, Brea Improv, Alameda Comedy Club and in New York. He has opened for the likes of Ian Edwards, and Zoltan Kazsas. 


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