Audience and performers at a comedy club improv night

A comedy club is a venue—typically a nightclub, bar, hotel, casino, or restaurant—where people watch or listen to performances, including stand-up comedians, improvisational comedians, impersonators, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists, and other comedy acts.[1] The term "comedy club" usually refers to venues that feature stand-up comedy, as distinguished from improvisational theatres, which host improv or sketch comedy, and variety clubs (which may also host musical acts).


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Comedy clubs are usually broken down by comedians into "A rooms", "B rooms", and "C rooms":

List of notable clubs



  1. ^ Strauss, Duncan (November 3, 1988). "Comedy: The Clubbing of America". Rolling Stone.