You Had To Be There Standup Comedy – @ Bang The Drum

Live from the MainStage at Bang the Drum! Professional Standup Comedy with You Had To Be There!

Join us Thursday, July 20th, 2023, for a night to remember!

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

Show 8PM

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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Jul 20 2023


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm



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Bang the Drum Brewery
1150 Laurel Ln # 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


You Had To Be There Comedy
(805) 242-8372

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