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The Tampa Improv

1600 East 8th Avenue C-112, Centro Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605 (Historic Ybor)
(813) 864-4000
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Ranked #22 of 59 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Comedy Clubs, Performances, Theaters, Other
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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love comedy. When I lived in Newport, Rhode Island, I would go to every Saturday night show of Coconut's Comedy Stop at the Newport Sheraton Islander Hotel (it's now called the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina and Coconut's no longer has a show at this venue). At Coconut's I seen some really hilarious comedians and comediennes of nationwide talent.... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband brought me here as our 11-year anniversary date night!! As our first time there, trying to find out where to park was a little irritating, but we found a parking lot around the corner that charges $5 to park, which is cheap and better than driving around in circles to park on the street, let alone trying to... More

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Davenport, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Whether watching a national headliner or the local open Mic nights on Wednesday nights, the Improv has the unique feel of both a large venue and a small bar comedy club. The service is always friendly and fast and I highly recommend it to those looking for a great night of comedy.

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Canton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We got there an hour early to get a good seat. That was a bad idea I guess their idea of a good seat is stuffing a group of 4 in the corner against the wall and against the corner of the stage. Luckily the table beside us were nice people and moved their table and chairs over so we... More

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Ruskin, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had a great night at Improv in Ybor City. We saw Carlos Mencia and his protege. They were both great. We got there for the 7:30 show at 6:30 to get a good seat. The place filled up pretty quickly. Typical club menu, so not that much variety. There was a nice selection of cocktails and a fully stocked bar.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Tampa improv and Sidesplitters are the two main comedy shows in tampa. tampa improv usually has the bigger names, there is no drink minimum, late shows you have to be 21 +. if you sign up for emails, you can get free tickets. i like to sit on the 2nd floor, there is a bar. reminder, your entire party has... More

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Venice, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Booked via Groupon. what a winner. Sat on tickets until we were to the last weekend of opportunity. The scheduled act cancelled and Brian Bradley stood in last minute. All did not begin well, security tougher than Homeland Security, what's that about? Warm up act dire. Wish I could provide the name as he needs to be avoided at all... More

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Tampa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The comics were hilarious and the service was great. The food was also really good. The seating also wasn't cramped like most comedy clubs

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My son and I were down in Tampa taking care of some family business. With nothing to do towards the start of our evening, we decided to take a short ride into Ybor and check things out. Came across the Improv and decided to go in and have a drink. Great comedy with four different guys. Had a great time... More

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Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wasn't impressed but the comedy clubs I have been to are in NYC so I don't know if that has something to do with it. We sat in the front next to the wall and I probably missed about 1/3 of what was said. The acoustics are terrible. Comediennes were ok, nothing special. Service was very good but drinks... More

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