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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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    Marc Salem ♦ Mind Games Reloaded
    Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
    August 23rd, 2019 - August 24th, 2019
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    Ian Edwards - "Conan" Favorite LIVE! August 22-24
    Helium Comedy Club
    August 22nd, 2019 - August 24th, 2019
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    Howie Bell of P.Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy
    Nikki Powerhouse
    August 31st, 2019
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    9 to 5 The Musical!
    Theatre Non-Conforming
    September 13th, 2019 - September 29th, 2019
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    Friends & Aaron Hertzog
    Philly Improv Theater
    September 14th, 2019
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    Improv Comedy: The N Crowd
    Philly Improv Theater
    April 6th, 2018 - September 27th, 2019
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    Big League (a comedy + music show)
    The Barbary
    March 3rd, 2018 - August 24th, 2019
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    LGBTQ+
    Queer Bait (Fringe Festival)
    Good Good Comedy
    September 11th, 2019 - September 14th, 2019
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    The Cranbury Inn Premiers Comedic Murder Mystery Dinner Theater "Murder at the Madhouse"...
    Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company
    September 19th, 2019 - September 20th, 2019
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    Old Academy Players Proudly Presents PURLIE VICTORIOUS by Ossie Davis
    Old Academy Players
    September 13th, 2019 - September 29th, 2019
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    The Roommate
    1812 Productions
    September 26th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
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    Improvasushi!
    Bright Invention
    September 7th, 2019 - December 7th, 2019
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    Joke Bath: Comedy + Free Beer
    Good Good Comedy
    February 8th, 2019 - December 27th, 2019
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    The Wake of Jakey O'Toole: An Irish Murder Mystery
    Bistro Romano Mystery Dinner Theatre
    March 30th, 2019 - March 21st, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    CLASS: Sketch Comedy Level One
    Good Good Comedy
    July 21st, 2019 - August 25th, 2019

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