The Comedy Embassy

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The Comedy Embassy
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Wednesday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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A stand-up comedy showcase rocking the stage at Amsterdam's famous Comedy Cafe five days a week. A revolving cast of comedians from all over the world perform every night. All shows are in English! NOTE: Friday night shows at Boom Chicago now added!
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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 • 9 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal Station • 9 min walk
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Ali
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Bought tickets for a Saturday night as an anniversary gift for my partner. We loved it! The atmosphere is very intimate & cosy. The MC was brilliant at getting the crowd warmed up. We got seated at the front which was funny as of course we got singled out a bit, but all in good humour. We watched the English show and it was a nice diverse both with the comedians and audience. Table service really made it feel very special & fancy also. The bar staff were all students and it felt really authentic and down to earth. Definitely planning on going again in the future & I'd recommend it to any expat or tourist as well as Dutchies.
Written January 23, 2020
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Indre_Ameja
Amsterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This show was much more intimate and fun than I expected! The comedians do a great job connecting to the audience and the entire show (that took more than 2h!) was hilarious.
They make lots of jokes about different cultures (incl. Dutch) and that makes a perfect evening for expats or tourists!
Written July 25, 2020
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Ventsislav A
2 contributions
May 2022
I have been to other comedy clubs in other countries and this was definitely a good one. Out of the 4 performers on the day I went, 1 was very good and 1 was a complete legend. (It's common to have 4 different performers and some to be better than others by a significant margin. The better ones are saved for last). It was still overall a night well spent and, to be honest, the tickets are not expensive. The host was extremely funny as well. He was mostly improving and including the audience (nothing offensive) I will come again for sure.
Written May 8, 2022
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Michel F
1 contribution
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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Bradley I
2 contributions
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, Germany1 contribution
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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Wilma L
Aarschot, Belgium12 contributions
Jul 2020
We were at Comedy@Panama on July 25th. We had a great night. As they were a lot of expats, the comedians do succeed to connect with the audiance. All the comedians were funny. As for us, the MC was actually the funniest.
Unfortunately we have forgotten the name of the comedians. We couln't find their names on the website or reservation confirmation. We would love to see them perform again in the future.
Written July 27, 2020
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Kinder Ego
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Great stand up comedians, but I was discriminated by coming alone - as a single person. We all paid same price for the evening, BUT I was alone so all best places were given out to couples and companies of friends. It wasawkward enough to come as a single guest, but a guy who made sitting arrangements made it even worse. I felt discriminated that I didn't bring somebody... then I would have been treated diffecently. That's insane. Treat everyone equally! I came in ealy and I was sidelined! I feel offended. Many would support me in this claim. Guys be more sensitive and less discriminative.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thérèse D
Phnom Pen, Phnum Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
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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Dinah P
1 contribution
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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The Comedy Embassy is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Wed - Thu 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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