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    In the mood for a good laugh? Well you’re in luck! Philadelphia is home to one of the best comedy scenes in the country.

     

    Philadelphia's burgeoning comedy scene has all the hilarious theater, stand-up, improv and storytelling you need to kick back and have a few laughs.

     

    Here are some of Philly’s most popular go-to comedy clubs.

     

    Where do you go in Philadelphia when you need a laugh? Let us know on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @Phillyfunguide!

    Good Good Comedy Theatre is a 50 seat black box theater known for their mercilessly unpredictable independent comedy. Audiences can enjoy a diverse and unique selection of performances every day of the week. Good Good Comedy also hosts a variety of classes aiming to transition aspiring comics to the stage or aspiring producers to real industry opportunities. Audiences can enjoy most shows for under $12.

    Punch Line Philly is suitable for audiences looking for a premiere comedy experience. The 300-seat venue features VIP seating, an outdoor patio, a lobby bar and a full-service food and beverage selection. When it comes to the heart of the show -- the featured performers -- Punch Line is renowned for hosting some of the nation’s best comics such as Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Drew Carey and much more.

    • Warmdaddys
      1400 S. Columbus Boulevard #3 Philadelphia PA 19147

    Soul Comedy at WarmDaddy’s every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. will have you gasping for air with comedic acts from renowned Philadelphia area comics, Turae and Buckwild, but that is only the beginning. Audiences will then enjoy the comedic works of local independent comics while dining on some of the area’s best soul food and specialty cocktails. Seating is limited and guests are encouraged to register in advance.

    Helium Comedy Club is known for bringing stadium sized talent to an intimate setting and at an affordable price point. Audiences can also enjoy a wide selection of food and beverage. For aspiring comedians, Helium offers workshops and classes to help perfect your act and to transition you to the stage.

    ComedySportz Philadelphia is a improv theater and school. During their shows, two teams of improvisers get competitive and battle for your laughs with improv games like you’ve seen on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Some lucky audience members may even get to participate too. ComedySportz also offer adult only improve shows such as the Blues Show. Aspiring artists can develop their skills through improv classes and workshops. Organizations can use ComedySportz's "team building” services that are designed to get your employees thinking and listening more effectively.

    Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is a BYOB comedy club that offers hilarious shows every night of the week. They are renowned for their interactive improv and impressive talent. For up and coming artist, PHIT also offers workshops and classes.

    Philly Comedy Club is a hip underground comedy experience. Every Friday night audiences are filled with laughter from popular headlining acts from Philly, NYC and top up-and-coming feature acts. Located at Infusion Lounge, guests can enjoy specialty cocktails alongside their laughter.

    Check out these events from our featured comedy spots:

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    The Last Match
    Lantern Theater Company
    November 7th, 2019 - December 15th, 2019
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    Five Dollar Comedy Week (11/10-11/16)
    Good Good Comedy
    November 10th, 2019 - November 16th, 2019
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Villanova Theatre
    November 12th, 2019 - November 24th, 2019
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    Sister's Christmas Catechism
    Bucks County Center for the...
    December 5th, 2019 - December 7th, 2019
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    Tiny Beautiful Things
    Arden Theatre Company
    October 24th, 2019 - December 8th, 2019
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    Dance Nation at Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater
    October 22nd, 2019 - November 17th, 2019
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    This Is The Week That Is
    1812 Productions
    November 29th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020
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    Good Hang w/ Will Abeles
    Good Hang
    November 14th, 2019
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    Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto
    People's Light
    November 13th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020
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    DANCE
    Take it Off Broadway: Burlesque, Drag, Cabaret!
    Burlesqueadelphia
    November 15th, 2019
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    Disenchanted by the De Novo Theatre Company
    Herbert T. Costello Lyceum Hall...
    November 22nd, 2019 - November 23rd, 2019
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    Annie
    The Players Club of Swarthmore
    November 22nd, 2019 - December 7th, 2019
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    Joy to the World
    1812 Productions
    December 16th, 2019
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    Hamlet at the Seaport Museum
    Hamlet at the Seaport Museum
    January 10th, 2020 - January 19th, 2020
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Philadelphia Brewing Comedy w/ Chip Chantry
    Philadelphia Brewing COMEDY
    November 15th, 2019

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