Comedy Club / Concert Venue
Party Earth Review Since the 1990s, Largo has been a premier hotspot for everything from Fiona Apple’s angst-ridden ballads to Larry David’s non-sequitur humor, and little has changed since relocating to the Coronet Theater in 2008. As always, the intimate venue remains first-come, first-served, although with a capacity ... more
366 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Party Earth Review Nightly lines down the sidewalk are the norm at Laugh Factory, a veritable mecca for up-and-coming funnymen and a perennial Sunset Strip favorite known for regularly hosting top comedians. Ever since Richard Pryor christened the stage at the club when it opened back in 1979, the simple orange and yellow sign stamped ... more
8001 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Info Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California is part of a comedy club chain founded and owned by the legendary Jamie Masada. The first and original Laugh Factory is on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Long Beach Laugh Factory opened in 2008; it has 670 seats and is approximately 12,000 square feet – the largest comedy venue ... more
151 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Info The Groundlings improvisation and sketch comedy theater has been entertaining LA audiences for decades, and will no doubt continue to do so for decades to come. Founded by Gary Austin in 1974, the entirely non-profit theater is composed of thirty company members (officially known as “Groundlings”) who ... more
7307 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Info Los Angeles is one of the comedy centers of the universe, and nowhere is this more the case than at The Comedy Store in the heart of West Hollywood, right on Sunset Boulevard. The Comedy Store was the creation of late comedian Sammy Shore (father of movie star and comedian Pauly Shore) and Rudy DeLuca back in 1972. Back ... more
8433 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Info The Improv Comedy Club, located in Irvine, California and opened in 2002, is a live venue for new comedians. The club is part of the legendary Improv chain, founded in New York City in 1963, which now has 23 locations in the U.S. Countless comedic superstars have performed at the Improv’s many locations ... more
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Info The Improv Comedy Club, located in Ontario, California and opened in 2002, is a live venue for new comedians. The club is part of the legendary Improv chain, founded in New York City in 1963, which now has 23 locations in the U.S. Countless comedic superstars have performed at the Improv’s many locations ... more
4555 Mills Circle Ontario Mills
Ontario, CA 91764
Bar / Comedy Club
Party Earth Review Those who love a good, politically incorrect laugh will want to make a beeline for the Improv, one of the best comedy clubs in the country featuring an eclectic group of comics telling very edgy jokes with very little filter. Once the stomping grounds for legendary performers like Bill Cosby and Steve Martin, the venue ... more
8162 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Party Earth Review Packed to the gills every night with earthy hipsters and a smattering of Hollywood industry types, the UCB Theatre is one of the coolest places in LA to catch up-and-coming comedy stars. Founded in 2005 by members of The Upright Citizens Brigade, which include Amy Poehler, the theater serves as a performance and writing ... more
5919 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
There are so many great Los Angeles comedy clubs that choosing the right one for you may be more about geography than anything else. One thing is for you sure, there’s a good chance you’ll recognize that comedian on stage because LA is the number one spot on the planet for amazing comedy.
If you’re out and about on the Sunset Strip, you have two of the best comedy clubs in the world to choose from. First, there’s the Comedy Store. Opened in 1972, this famous club has seen everyone from George Carlin and Richard Pryor to Chris Rock and Jim Carrey, and any big weekend night is a lock to witness an A-list comedian on stage. The Laugh Factory a little further east was opened in 1979 and has featured the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Andy Kaufman, Eddie Murphy, Jon Stewart, etc, etc. The Laugh Factory was made infamous more recently when Seinfeld star Michael Richards went on his notorious N-word rant while on stage.
South of the Strip on Melrose features the Improv, which has also hosted every famous name in the business, while further east is the Groundlings Theater more known for improv and sketch comedy whose alumni include Will Ferrell, Adam Carolla, Kristen Wiig, Phil Hartman, and others. For more sketch comedy, there’s the famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood that was started by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh.
If you’re looking for the best and brightest comedians in the world, there’s no better place than the comedy clubs in Los Angeles. On any night, and in any of the clubs, you’ll have a chance to see A-list stars trying out new material, Saturday Night Live alums getting back to their roots, and up-and-comers who are just one HBO stand-up special away from hitting the big time.