The Comedy Embassy
The Comedy Embassy
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Thursday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
A stand-up comedy showcase rocking the stage at some of the best venues around Amsterdam. A revolving cast of comedians from all over the world offer their unique perspective on life, world events and Dutch culture. All shows are in English, so it's a great night out whether you're a local, an expat or a tourist.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station • 9 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 9 min walk
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  • Mayacuja
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As well for non native speaker 😊
    We are non native speaker and understood everything! We especially loved the dutch comedian “Odetti” very much. We are looking forward to see you soon in our Country the first time 🥳 😊 But we will come back to this show for sure! I surprised my sweetheart with this and he was so thankful for this. 😋 Thank you all very much. Greetings from two 💙SoulMates🩷🥰
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • D P
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue with excellent staff!
    Great club, excellent staff, wonderful service, a very calming view of the water, and laughter all night. We got to the club pretty early so we figured that we’d be sitting around for a while but the staff were very attentive and made sure we weren’t bored. The MC for the show was hilarious (Tim) and the comedians (Robert, Jacob, and April Macie) were incredibly funny. When we come back to Amsterdam, this place is a definite stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Bluesilver13
    55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Comedy experience in Amsterdam.
    A comedy night first for one of us. There was a slight opening change and they rang to inform us. That was good. It was a very friendly venue. We got talking to other people around us which was nice. The cocktails were very decent. Three comedians. We had a favourite I shan’t say who. Some different material. Not all jokes work with everyone of course. It was great for us two with no Dutch language skills that it was in English. We definitely had some good laughs. We would definitely go again if we return to Amsterdam. It tipped it down with rain back to our hotel but we were not bothered after a good few hours there.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Anita D
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it for a one-off experience. Would challenge the quality of comedians to make it a regular experienvce.
    We got there 30mins earlier to find good seats. The drinks were reasonably priced and gives a kick to enjoy the event. There were 3 performances (excluding the moderator who is also quite hilarious). Out of the 3, 1 of them is the headliner who is considered to be the most important act I pressume. However, I enjoy the first two acts as they were relatable and hence hilarious. The headliner was a major disaapointment. I would recommend teh organizers to collaborate with comedians who are more relatable to an international crowd and also focus on comedy rather than emotional phylosiphy, etc.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 26, 2023
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Bradley I
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Quite a fun experience with a diverse selection of talent.

The host was bubbly and energetic, albeit slightly over the top but we enjoyed that. The only other standout moments came from the headliner and the surprise guest performer (Olivia) who spiced things up with diiferent and unique material compared to their peers who were very repetitive with their stereotype material and Brexit jokes.

I've been to many comedy shows around Europe so personally, this one felt quite average to me. I was with my two best friends however, who really enjoyed the experience so I would thoroughly recommend this event.
Written February 4, 2020
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Harry S
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Bar was really cool, right next to the water. Service was friendly and really attentive. Comedians were funny. MC was great and really friendly. The headline comedian was a bit mean, which I’m sure some people would find funny, but he was picking on people in the crowd and making fun of their physical appearance. If you’re a little sensitive about any aspect of your appearance, it probably wouldn’t be a great night!
Written July 28, 2020
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Thérèse D
Phnom Pen, Phnum Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Bought the visit as a gift for my boyfriend and we ended up at the very front of the stage. The host and the 4 comedians where all very funny in their own style. But after the American guy had done his act, my jaw was literally hurting afterwards. The humour is relatable and as an expat is was fun to hear some jokes about Dutchies:) Thank you for an unforgettable evening, I will be bringing more people to your shows.
Written January 18, 2020
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Anita D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We got there 30mins earlier to find good seats. The drinks were reasonably priced and gives a kick to enjoy the event. There were 3 performances (excluding the moderator who is also quite hilarious). Out of the 3, 1 of them is the headliner who is considered to be the most important act I pressume. However, I enjoy the first two acts as they were relatable and hence hilarious. The headliner was a major disaapointment. I would recommend teh organizers to collaborate with comedians who are more relatable to an international crowd and also focus on comedy rather than emotional phylosiphy, etc.
Written November 26, 2023
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Dinah P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was the first comedy stand-up show we had ever attended and we loved the experience! We had a great night, laughed a lot and met nice people there. We agreed that the host was the best of all, eve though there were other acts we really liked as well. Also a great location. Would definitely recommend this as a cool date idea!
Written March 17, 2020
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Paula Aquino
Amsterdam, The Netherlands69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
So I don't get haunted while listening to "Shape of You", here I am writing this review. The evening consists of 4 comedians and the MC. All very funny acts, I loved the guy from New Zealand!!! Excellent entertainment option for expats and tourists...
Written January 18, 2020
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Emma M
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Very good vibes and a great host! We saw an eclectic international mix of comedians which was fun and it was refreshing to realise that it was a room full of mostly expats (we felt like some of the only tourists!) Expensive drinks but not much you can do about that!
Written February 18, 2023
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Michel F
The Netherlands1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The people at the venue were very friendly and relaxed. However, the comedy show wasn't as expected. The comedians should be doing their utmost to be original and funny, it heir job! These guys had been kind of lazy as the large part of their jokes seemed to be copied of well known names in the industry....and bad copies at that. The host wasn't funny, the "artists" largely use outdated stereotypes with a racial background as their source of "humour". I wouldn't go back again.
Written February 28, 2022
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Hey there Michel, We're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yourself at one of our shows. As I'm sure you know, comedy is subjective so it's possible the sensibilities of the performers that night simply didn't resonate with yours. Usually, this is the point where we would offer you and those in your group a refund. However, for reasons we cannot fathom, you've opted to accuse us of plagiarism. And this we take very seriously. Perhaps you felt one of our acts was stylistically reminiscent of someone you've seen. Perhaps you simply misspoke or were being hyperbolic. But when you don't like how your steak is seasoned, you don't accuse it of being dog meat. We do not and never have copied other people's material. In the many years we've been producing comedy shows, we can remember only one traveling comic trying to pass off another artist's material as his own. He was promptly confronted and we've never had him back. Once again, we're sorry our comedy night didn't live up to your expectations. As comedians, we understand better than most how easy it is to say something overly harsh in a moment of frustration. We have to believe that's what happened here. We sincerely wish you all the best and hope the rest of your stay in Amsterdam was more to your liking. The Comedy Embassy
Written March 4, 2022
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D P
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great club, excellent staff, wonderful service, a very calming view of the water, and laughter all night. We got to the club pretty early so we figured that we’d be sitting around for a while but the staff were very attentive and made sure we weren’t bored. The MC for the show was hilarious (Tim) and the comedians (Robert, Jacob, and April Macie) were incredibly funny. When we come back to Amsterdam, this place is a definite stop.
Written July 10, 2023
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Coach
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The boom Chicago comedy night was pretty decent. Went in with zero expectation, three of the 4 acts were pretty good, one was just offensive (sexist and racist) without being funny. Enjoyed Jared's set the most. They were more junior/new than we'd anticipated them being so we'll bear that in mind when booking future tickets. The Compere was great and got some great audience participation going.
Written June 3, 2023
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