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Address: 3717 India St., San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: 619 295 4999
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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Hope you like Improv...

Nice, but... I walked about 1.8 miles to get to the show, which may have colored my impression... I was mildly amused, the guy behind me thought it was the funniest stuff he had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Haddonfield, New Jersey

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice, but... I walked about 1.8 miles to get to the show, which may have colored my impression... I was mildly amused, the guy behind me thought it was the funniest stuff he had ever heard... Most I think agreed with me... The price is cheap enough, but I think I'll stick with a routine that someone has put some... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So much fun. The NCT is in a small theater near the Shakespeare Pub, so it may be tough to find for newbies, but it's worth the trek. The teams are talented, and the games are fun. The seating is limited, so you always feel like you're part of the show, engaged, and it's a nice communal experience sharing laughter... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

If you like the TV show, this is even better! Taking ideas from the audience, six comedic actors play a game to out-do each other with improv comedy. Each show is different, and totally dependent on the suggestions taken from the audience. If you don't give them good material, it's not their fault. My face hurt at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This troupe performs different show styles on certain nights using different groups of actors. The hour-long Sunday show is entirely improv, based on prompts from the audience. A small but vocal crowd, many of whom were repeat visitors, kept the suggestions varied. One of my favorite improv set-ups, the party game, was a highlight of the night, as was the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The National Comedy Theatre is a top notch improvisational comedy group. I have been a few times and their level of skill is always impressive. I didn't know the human body was capable of laughing for two hours straight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about National Comedy Theatre

Address: Address: 3717 India St., San Diego, CA 92103
Phone Number: 619 295 4999
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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