Seattle-Tacoma has great comedy clubs and improv shows available throughout the year. It’s some of the most affordable entertainment around. Listed below are some of the best nightclubs consistently hosting local comedians as well as national and international talent.
Scroll down for a calendar of stand-up comedy and improv shows at these nightclubs as well as other venues around the Puget Sound region.
Seattle comedy clubs
Club Comedy Seattle on Capitol Hill
Club Comedy Seattle offers shows on weekends featuring local and regional comedians as well as national headliners. Many shows are just $15. All shows are always 21+ Only.
Open mic on Wednesdays is just $2 plus $2 off your food and beverage tab. More info: http://clubcomedyseattle.com/
Comedy Underground in Pioneer Square
Comedy Underground at Swannies is open seven nights a week presenting talented acts who have something incisive to say while being totally hilarious. They also serve up food and drinks. Comedy Underground is 21 and over and ID is required.
The nightclub has a great track record for presenting future stars. Name a major comedian: Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld…they most likely appeared at the Comedy Underground early in their career.
Comedy Underground has affordable weekly open mics and local comedy showcases. Touring comedy artists on the weekends vary in price. Purchase tickets in advance as their shows tend to sell out. See also CU in Tacoma. More info: http://comedyunderground.com/
CSz Seattle Comedians in Fremont
CSz Seattle comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning shows are based entirely on audience suggestions, resulting in unique hilarity. For this reason, no two CSz shows are ever the same. They offer beverages and snacks during shows. For something more substantial before or after the show, there are many great restaurants in Fremont.
Shows at 8PM are all ages; shows at 10PM are 18+ only. CSz offers TeenTix $5 tickets. Their flagship show ComedySportz is fast-paced improv comedy played as a sport. Two teams of comedians compete in a variety of games to score audience laughter.
Parking can be scarce in the neighborhood, so allow extra time to find a spot. There are several paid lots in the area, too. CSz Seattle is available for parties and group events. More info: https://cszseattle.com/
JetCity Improv in the U-District
Jet City Improv offers several forms of hilarious improv, including their flagship short form improv show (Jet City Improv Presents), long form improv, re-dubbed movies (Twisted Flicks), and others. They offer cocktails plus other beverages and snacks; free popcorn if you bring a food donation for Northwest Harvest.
Shows are all-ages, but check each show’s information for suggested age appropriateness. JetCity offers TeenTix $5 tickets.
Save a few bucks and buy tickets online in advance. Street parking is free after 6PM. More info: https://www.jetcityimprov.org/
Laughs Comedy Club in the U-District
Laughs Comedy Club is open five nights a week and features headliners on weekends, with food and beverage minimums. Early shows are ages 18+, late shows are 21+ only.
No cover open mics Wednesday before 8:30 PM and just $5 after. It’s a great chance to enjoy up and coming comics as they try out their material. Touring comedy artists on the weekends vary in price. Street parking near the club is free.
Laughs Comedy Club is also a great place for corporate events, birthday parties, and other group events. The veteran owners will hook you up. More info: https://laughscomedyclub.com/
Unexpected Productions in Pike Place Market
Unexpected Productions located at the famous Gum Wall at Pike Place Market is Seattle’s oldest improv company and has produced a wide array of improvisational-based theater including more than 40 original season shows and 40 long form improvisational shows.
The first show on Fridays and Saturdays is family-friendly, affordable and sets up your weekend with an hour of spontaneous laughs. Street parking is FREE after 8:00 pm and all day on Sunday.
Unexpected Productions also offers comedy classes in several styles and summer camps. More info: https://unexpectedproductions.org/
Tacoma Comedy Clubs
Tacoma Comedy Club
Tacoma Comedy Club has shows six nights a week with plenty of national talent gracing their stage. 4:30 PM shows are 16+, 7:30 PM shows are 18+, and 10 PM shows are 21+. Valid ID required at all shows. Free street parking and paid lots nearby.
Open Mic and New Talent shows weeknights are free admission with happy hour prices on drinks. Headliner shows vary by performer. Best priced tickets are online; pay more at the door. There are also Ladies Night, Military Night, and College nights; for details, check TCC specials.
TCC is available for private parties. More info: https://www.tacomacomedyclub.com/
Calendar of upcoming comedy shows
Here are affordable stand-up comedy and improv shows at comedy clubs and other venues around the Puget Sound region.
(If nothing is listed below, there are no upcoming comedy shows in our calendar. Theoretically this shouldn’t happen. We update comedy shows throughout the year and try to have a several shows listed every month.)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020