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Address: 347 W. 36th St., (between 8th & 9th Av), New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: 212-629-5202
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Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Description: The home of the nationally acclaimed National Comedy Theatre. Hilarious...
The home of the nationally acclaimed National Comedy Theatre. Hilarious improv comedy that is performed every Friday and Saturday night. Appropriate for all audiences.
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We chose to go to the comedy show based on the reviews. Upon our arrival, we were a little skeptical but it was so much better than what we expected. We had a great time and lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We chose to go to the comedy show based on the reviews. Upon our arrival, we were a little skeptical but it was so much better than what we expected. We had a great time and lots of laughs. Too bad we went on our last night in NYC or we would have went back for another show. The show... More 

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Greeley, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

After reading reviews here, I decided to try National Comedy Theater for an inexpensive evening out with our teenagers while visiting New York. The venue is small and intimate, with a little bar in the lobby where you can purchase wine, beer, water, or soda along with popcorn and candy. You can take your snacks and drinks into the theater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This show is the best! Our teenage kids loved it even though English is their second language. They understood most of the jokes and we almost split our sides because we laughed so hard. First we thought we would have to participate but luckily that did not happen. Some of the punchlines became running jokes in our family - the... More 

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New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went with our teens (ages 16 and 13) some out of town guests and their teens (16 and 13) and had a blast. Hilarious performances as the cast had to jump through hoops to incorporate the crazy suggestions being thrown at them by the audience. The competition structure of the show kept things lively and the entire evening flew... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Talented folks improvised on wacky suggestions from the audience. It was very funny -- and very clean and appropriate for all ages. What a great bargain and super entertainment. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Teaneck, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took my 19 year old son and 16 year old daughter and we had a great time. My 19 year son was 100% ready not to enjoy it because he was expecting to be surrounded by little kids and also believed that anything I recommend must be lame but he laughed a lot and was even called up on... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In this age when teens are so sophisticated, it can be hard to find a NYC family activity that is fun AND mature enough to engage them AND that they can get into! This was perfect - I went with two teen boys aged 15 and they laughed a lot. After the show, they volunteered tha they would do it... More 

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Mt. Tabor, VT
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I must admit that improv comedy really is not my thing but I enjoyed this show. It was 100% family appropriate but still fun for teens. Serviced minded, professional support staff. We really felt like they were happy to have us there. I was a bit concerned about walking to/from the location but it was fine. Performers were funny and... More 

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Ontario
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This truly is the "Second City" of our times....young artists honing their skills...and doing an excellent job. the price is modest compared to ANYTHING else you plan to do in New York...so you really must go and enjoy (and support) the emerging stars of tomorrow!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We took four teenagers--ages 17, 17, 16, and 13. They loved the show. It was actually their favorite part of the NYC trip. We did Broadway, bus tours, Central Park, etc. It's a small, very personal venue. Lots of fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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