50 Best Comedy Clubs in the United States

From The Comedy Store in Los Angeles to The Jokerz Comedy Club in Milwaukee this list includes 50 notable locations for stand-up comedy performances including improvisation and sketch theaters.

50 Best Comedy Clubs in the United States

Comedy is an art form that has been around for centuries, and it's no surprise that the United States is home to some of the best comedy clubs in the world. From the iconic Comedy Store in Los Angeles to the legendary Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, there are plenty of places to get your laugh on. Fortunately, this list of 50 comedy clubs in the United States includes some of the most notable locations for comedy performances, including stand-up, improvisation, and sketch theaters. If you're a fan of comedy and find yourself traveling, you might want to try seeing a show from time to time.

With that in mind, here's Comedyville's ranking of the 50 best comedy clubs in the United States.

The Comedy Store

- Los Angeles, California
In any list of the best places to watch stand-up comedy, The Comedy Store will rank high, if not first. This 450-person venue has a rich history and is frequented by many celebrities. It is also known for the quality of its acts, which are individually examined by the operators.

Many of the most important artists in the history of comedy, such as Richard Pryor, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Dana Carvey, are students of this place.

Comedy Works

- Denver, Colorado
A mile high, in the Rocky Mountains, is the fourth entry on our list, Comedy Works of Denver. Here, you'll see both popular names on the circuit and up-and-coming artists. This club was founded in 1981 and is quite a popular place for comedians to record albums.

Yuk Yuk's

- Toronto, Canada
Yuk Yuk's is a chain that has grown to have several locations across Canada; however, the Toronto branch really stands out as one of the best clubs in North America. This club has existed since 1978 and generally has a mix of established comics and fans.

Antidepressant Thursdays

- Montreal, Canada
Antidepressant Thursdays puts on a great show, while the student exhibits at the local university are also a fun departure from traditional programs.

The Jokerz Comedy Club

- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Jokerz Comedy Club brings the best of live comedy to Milwaukee and does so 52 weeks a year.

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

- New York City
Owned by Al Martin, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club brings together the best comics in the country, and they do so in groups.

The Comedy Attic

- Bloomington, Indiana
Located in downtown Bloomington, The Comedy Attic is a full-time comedy club with a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

House of Comedy

- Phoenix, Arizona
House of Comedy, also called Rick Bronson's House of Comedy from Phoenix is the most popular new comedy club in the Valley of the Sun.

The Improv

- Des Moines, Iowa
It's the only improv comedy club in Des Moines but even if it wasn't it's still a great institution.

Charlotte Comedy Theater

- Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Comedy Theater says it's a group of highly-rated comedy artists.

Crackers Comedy Clubs

- Indianapolis, Indiana
There are two Crackers one in downtown Indianapolis and the other in Broad Ripple neighborhood.

Comedy Club on State

- Madison Wisconsin
Comedy Club on State has taken advantage of Madison's hippie atmosphere and its college roots to establish itself as one of the best clubs in North America.

Zanies Nashville

- Nashville Tennessee
Widely regarded as the best comedy club in the Southern United States you'll see great tours and lots of local talent from Nashville.For over four decades now live monologists have defined themselves in relation to comedy clubs those joke-telling altars that his congregations began to build during the comedy boom of the eighties.


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