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National Comedy Theatre

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Address: 3717 India St., San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: 619 295 4999
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Description: The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv...
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.
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Great improv fun!

The comedy is game style, similar to whose line is it anyways. The actors/players/comedians were amazing. My wife and I had a blast and are already planning to go back. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Nicholas M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The comedy is game style, similar to whose line is it anyways. The actors/players/comedians were amazing. My wife and I had a blast and are already planning to go back. There is a small concessions area that sells bottles beer, popcorn, candy and a few other things. Prices are reasonable for everything and being able to have a couple beers... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went to the Sunday night show, which was interactive and fun. Some skits are hilarious, others less so, although our audience was a bit spacey, so that didn't help the players. Overall, great value for the cost of the tickets, a lot of fun. The theatre also offers classes on weekends. We will try this again when in San Diego.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Always been a fan of improv, so when we went on our family road trip to SoCal, I wanted to find something that would be wholesome enough for my 12 and 9 year old. Saw NCT on Tripadvisor and based on the reviews, booked our tickets. The show did not disappoint - funny and completely made up from scratch -... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have popped in and out of here over the years. It's improv, so you never know what you're gonna get. Some skits are funny, others are not - but it's worth the gamble to get that one good belly laugh that produces tears and makes your cheeks hurt. The price is right, go see for yourself. You can also... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was very entertaining and made me laugh out loud. The show is interactive with the audience which makes it even more fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Went to the ladies comedy show and didn't think it was to funny. It was hard to follow and They didn't start on time. Maybe the house show would have been better.

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Pittsburgh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I were in vacation from Pittsburgh and decided to try out the show...fantastically interactive and hilarious! Love that the material is clean (which is refreshing) yet still so fun and funny! Highly recommended!

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Orange, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I saw the show in New York with my extended family of 7. We wanted to try San Diego since it was much closer to home. We brought 3 additional friends for a total of 9. We knew it was 1st come seating so we got there right at 7:00. When we got inside, our seats were reserved! Special treatment... More 

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a perfect Saturday night outing for me and my husband. The show was absolutely hilarious. The framework of the show I saw sort of mimicked "Whose Line is it Anyway?" but in this show it was a competition between to improv teams. They do a lot with audience suggestions and participation. I didn't stop laughing for the two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

And if I had my way, and if we didn't live 45 minutes away in North County, I would go every weekend. This is pretty much my favorite thing to do on a weekend night. The show is always funny and entertaining, and sometimes it rises to the heights of downright side-splittingly hilarious. Throw in a nice dinner beforehand in... More 

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