The History Behind San Francisco's Underground Comedy Group That Influenced the Summer of Love

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The Committee

The gods of laughter are descending on San Francisco June 2-4, 2017 for Clusterfest. It might seem unusual that Jerry Seinfeld and friends are heading to the bay for the Outside Lands of stand-up comedy (three days, five stages, 50-plus comedians), but San Francisco has a long, influential history with groundbreaking comedic performance. It all started with the Committee, the greatest sketch comedy group you don't know.

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