For those who prefer their New Year’s parties to be full of laughs, comedy institution Cobb’s Comedy Club is holding their 6th annual annual New Year’s Eve show. With performances by television writer Greg Fitzsimmons, L.A. comedian Beth Stelling, Vancouver stand-up act Phil Hanley, and more, this year’s event will be one of the funniest yet. Those with midnight plans can still attend, too — the club is hosting an early show scheduled to end around 9:30. Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus (415-928-4320, cobbscomedy.com). Dec 31, 7pm and 10pm. $40-70.