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10 Best Comedy Clubs In Washington, D.C.

10 Best Comedy Clubs In Washington, D.C.
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History and power are two things that you will get to see during your stay in Washington, D.C. It is the center of power of the country with the president and Congress having their own buildings here. Numerous important historical events have taken place here like the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1961. When it comes to tourism, nothing beats the allure of the National Mall. Here you will find the Washington Monument, an obelisk meant to pay homage to George Washington, the first president of the United States. Another monument you will find here is the Lincoln Memorial, a commemoration of another great American president, Abraham Lincoln. Aside from museums, monuments, and historical buildings, the city also has a lot to offer for relaxation like restaurants, cafes, bars, and comedy clubs. Yes, comedy clubs! This is a must if you want to laugh your heart out and have fun in a city that seems so serious. So here is our list of comedy clubs in Washington, D.C., that you can check out when you are in town.

1. Comedy Club DC


This is the place to go if you want to witness the best comedy productions. You can laugh all you want while having a drink or two at this bar. They have the best stand-up comedians in the land ready to entertain you.

Comedy Club DC

Address: 2327 18th St NW, Washington DC

Website: Comedy Club DC

Opening hours: Fri - Sat 5:30 PM to 10 PM; Sun to Thur Closed

Average price for two people: USD 40

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2. The Wonderland Ballroom


The Wonderland is the best place to bring your date if you want to make them laugh out loud. It is also the perfect place to watch stand-up comedians that can entertain you and make you forget about your worries. It has an outdoor beer garden that serves some of the best bar chows in town.

The Wonderland Ballroom

Address: 1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington DC, 20010

Website: The Wonderland Ballroom

Operating hours: Mon – Thurs 5 PM to 2 AM; Fri 4 PM to 3 AM; Sat 11 AM to 3 AM; Sun 10 AM to 2 AM; Happy Hour Mon - Sun 5 PM to 7 PM

Average price for two people: USD 11-30

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3. Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night

Posted by Chinese Disco Fridays:Free Comedy Open Mic Georgetown,DC on Saturday, 2 July 2016

Chinese Disco has something special every Friday night. It is an open mic every Friday and just about anyone can climb the stage and try to make the audience laugh. You are allowed to bring in food but it is best to sample celebrity chef Alex McCoy’s food. Drinks are exclusive to the venue. Open mic runs from 8 PM to 9:30 PM

Chinese Disco's Free Friday Comedy Night

Address: 3251 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

Facebook page: Chinese Disco’s Free Friday Comedy Night

Opening hours: Fri 8 PM to 9:30 PM

Average price for two people: USD 50

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4. Dojo Comedy


This club has a long list of well-produced shows lined up for you. Aside from stand-up comedy, this place specializes in improv and sketch comedy as well. In fact, the people who run this place hold classes where they teach the rudiments of sketch and improv comedy. They have three shows every Friday and Saturday.

Dojo Comedy

Address: 3503 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010

Website: Dojo Comedy

Opening hours: Mon-Thu Closed; Fri - Sat 7:30 PM to 11 PM; Sun 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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5. The DC Comedy Loft

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Posted by The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft on Saturday, 11 August 2018

If you want to have a fun night with the bets comedians in Washington, DC, then this is the place to be. They do ‘Special Event’ shows where they feature the best comedians from all over the country. The ‘Pop Up comedy’ shows run only for a week or two and feature up and coming comedians.

The DC Comedy Loft

Address: The Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd Street Northwest Washington, DC 20037

Website: The DC Comedy Loft

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 4 PM to 12 AM; Fri - Sat 4 PM to 2 AM

Average price for two people: USD 40

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6. Capital Laughs

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Posted by Capital Laughs on Thursday, 17 January 2019

Capital Laughs is a comedy company that produces shows to help laugh your heart out. Its main shows are played every Sundays at Café Saint-EX. It produces two other shows, Friday Night Laughs and General Shaw’s Chicken Comedy Showcase. Both are performed at pre-selected dates for a fee with the former at the Town Tavern while the latter is at Shaw’s Tavern

Capital Laughs

Address: Café Saint-EX, 1847 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Website: Capital Laughs

Opening hours: Sun - Mon Closed; Tue - Sat 8 PM to 10 PM

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7. Laugh Index Theater

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Posted by Laugh Index Theatre - LIT on Friday, 14 December 2018

Laugh Index Theatre or LIT Comedy Inc. has been producing some of the best comedy shows since 2010. They have won awards with their series called Hot & Sweaty. With over sixty comedians cast separately into their weekly shows, the company always has something new to offer their audience. And most of these performers have appeared on bigger stages countrywide.

Laugh Index Theater

Address: DC Arts Center (DCAC) 2438 18th St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Website: Laugh Index Theater

Average price for two people: USD 30

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8. Underground Comedy

Posted by Underground Comedy DC on Wednesday, 13 January 2016

This company produces only the best shows with the best comedians one can find. Their DC’s Best series features professional stand-up comedians masterfully performing one rib-tickling material after another. They also have free shows in various venues that feature rising comedians.

Underground Comedy

Address: The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Website: Underground Comedy

Opening hours: 8 PM and 9:45 PM (show schedules)

Average price for two people: USD 40

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9. DC Improv Comedy Club

Posted by The DC Improv Comedy Club on Friday, 18 January 2019

This club plays their shows on two stages. The Main Showroom is a large theatre-like venue that can sit 285 fans. The smaller sixty-seater Lounge Showroom is best for a more intimate crowd. But whatever showroom you choose, you are guaranteed to have fun the whole night with their top-notch performers headlining the shows.

DC Improv Comedy Club

Address: 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Website: DC Improv Comedy Club

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10 AM to 11 PM; Sat - Sun 12 PM to 11 PM

Average price for two people: USD 50

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10. Drafthouse Comedy


If you are looking for top quality comedians to help you laugh the night away, then this is the spot for you. These comedians have taken their talents to famous late night talk shows and backed-up hosts like Leno, O’Brien, and Stewart. Some have appeared on MadTV and Comedy Central. And if you are interested in becoming one of these, the club hosts classes on sketch comedy.

Drafthouse Comedy

Address: 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Website: Drafthouse Comedy

Opening hours: Fri - Sat 6 PM to 12 PM

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Laugh your heart out in DC

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These clubs will give you the tickles. If you are looking for fun and get away from the pressures of work or school, do drop by in one of these club shows and laugh your heart out with friends and family.

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