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National Comedy Theatre - CLOSED

347 W 36th St, (between 8th & 9th Av), New York City, NY 10018-6406
+1 212-629-5202
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Fun times with a lot of different comics

We just happened to be in front of the lol comedy club wondering what we were about to do that... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2016
David M
Kampala, Uganda
Still laughing

Best money spent in NYC. Went with a teenager so we were limited in our nighttime activities. The... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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The home of the nationally acclaimed National Comedy Theatre. Hilarious improv comedy that is performed every Friday and Saturday night. Appropriate for all audiences.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
18 Mar 2016
“Fun times with a lot of different comics”
29 May 2015
“Still laughing”
347 W 36th St, (between 8th & 9th Av), New York City, NY 10018-6406
+1 212-629-5202
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

We just happened to be in front of the lol comedy club wondering what we were about to do that evening. Ended up buying ticket to the doorman. Tickets were not too expensive, but we had to take at least two drinks each, nearly all...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Best money spent in NYC. Went with a teenager so we were limited in our nighttime activities. The whole family had a great time! We are still laughing! We are going again this summer.

1  Thank CeeCee320
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We chose to go to the comedy show based on the reviews. Upon our arrival, we were a little skeptical but it was so much better than what we expected. We had a great time and lots of laughs. Too bad we went on our...More

5  Thank luv2travel770
Reviewed 5 September 2014

After reading reviews here, I decided to try National Comedy Theater for an inexpensive evening out with our teenagers while visiting New York. The venue is small and intimate, with a little bar in the lobby where you can purchase wine, beer, water, or soda...More

4  Thank Steamboat323
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This show is the best! Our teenage kids loved it even though English is their second language. They understood most of the jokes and we almost split our sides because we laughed so hard. First we thought we would have to participate but luckily that...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We went with our teens (ages 16 and 13) some out of town guests and their teens (16 and 13) and had a blast. Hilarious performances as the cast had to jump through hoops to incorporate the crazy suggestions being thrown at them by the...More

3  Thank Rob5555
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Talented folks improvised on wacky suggestions from the audience. It was very funny -- and very clean and appropriate for all ages. What a great bargain and super entertainment. Can't recommend it highly enough.

2  Thank Judy G
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I took my 19 year old son and 16 year old daughter and we had a great time. My 19 year son was 100% ready not to enjoy it because he was expecting to be surrounded by little kids and also believed that anything I...More

6  Thank LivesInNewJersey
Reviewed 10 August 2014

In this age when teens are so sophisticated, it can be hard to find a NYC family activity that is fun AND mature enough to engage them AND that they can get into! This was perfect - I went with two teen boys aged 15...More

2  Thank VJSinFL
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I must admit that improv comedy really is not my thing but I enjoyed this show. It was 100% family appropriate but still fun for teens. Serviced minded, professional support staff. We really felt like they were happy to have us there. I was a...More

5  Thank 1Tricia
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