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National Comedy Theatre

3717 India St., San Diego, CA 92103
619 295 4999
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Ranked #25 of 220 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs, Performances
Owner description: The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv comedy show and the longest running show in the history of the city.... more » Owner description: The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv comedy show and the longest running show in the history of the city. Performances every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. « less
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Wilson, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

So funny! Audience participation...you get to call out suggestions or volunteer to go on stage. Great improve! Very funny! And CLEAN...you don't have to worry about your kids being there.

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Baldwin, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went to see the show on our family vacation in San Diego. What a great choice. The cast was really incredibly funny.

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Golden, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I don't know how they do some of the things they do! Improv is on point, funny, definitely a great thing to do in San Diego. If I ever return, I'll definitely be paying the NCT another visit!

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New Paltz, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visit San Diego yearly from New York State and even though there are many things we love about the city and see time and time again...we NEVER miss NCT. It is always different and always hits it out of the park. No fear of being "dragged" up to the stage...volunteer, or not. And even though our kids are older... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Really awesome show. I've been about a half dozen times now and every time it has been so funny my cheeks hurt and my abs get a complete workout. I've never been disappointed. We will definitely be back....several times. LOVE this show. Only thing that sucks is the parking - get there EARLY!!!

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've gone about 5 times now, and every time is distinctly different. The cast is ON it - they are so quick and so funny, and it's amazing that they can have such originality and humor week after week. The improv show can definitely make fun of itself, and sometimes the audience as well. The audience is an integral part... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was a theater we found on the internet. I expected to see 5 or 6 comedians doing stand up. Instead, it was total improv theater with prompts from the audience. These guys were just incredible. I couldn't believe the quality of the entertainment for the price I paid. I would have paid double . We will definitely return and... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I went to the Valentine's Day Show and found ourselves onstage for the first act. Never dreamed we would be the ones married the longest among the entire audience. That earned us the privilege of sharing the history of our courtship. The cast was very funny performing vignettes about our lives with the information we shared. It... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this little hidden gem for years, once or twice a year, sometimes also with friends. Each show is different, since its contents are almost entirely up to the audience. The quality of the skits varies somewhat, even during the same show, but each show has been very funny and enjoyable. You need... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I have now been twice and seen two different style of shows. The great thing is that the theatre is not huge and you experience the comedy in a visceral way. I laughed so much and can only admire the skill of the performers and the mental instability of the people that shout out suggestions to the team of performers.... More

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