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The Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan

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Address: 1250 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1333
Phone Number: +1 502-459-0022
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An inexpensive, fun evening w/friends!

The headliner comedians are pretty good for the most part. Some of the opening acts not so much. I would have given this a higher rating, but the place is kinda shabby and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The headliner comedians are pretty good for the most part. Some of the opening acts not so much. I would have given this a higher rating, but the place is kinda shabby and rundown & the food is not that great. Recommend eating before or after the show.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to the comedy club for a number of years and opted to go see a Louisville favorite, Bob Batch. Bob's routine was excellent as expected but the MC and opening act were abysmal. The ambiance of the place is gone... nothing like the heydays of the Comedy Caravan. Wait staff was sparse and menu items so-so. Unless you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Hubby and I decided to try The Laughing Derby for a date night in Louisville. We had never been to a comedy club before so we were unsure of how we would like the experience. The club itself sits back off the road...next to some kind of grocery/mall/super buffet. Our GPS took us past it so make sure you know... More 

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Thank Dani G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Tickets are cheap, but there's a 2 item purchase minimum and 18% gratuity already included...just something to consider before purchasing. I had never heard of this place, but saw it on Groupon - so I went to the calendar on their website to see who was performing...when I saw Dan Cummins' name, I got so excited! My boyfriend and I... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Super intimate venue, especially if you arrive early as the closest seats are no more than 5 feet from the performer, talk about being up close and personal with your favorite comedian, lol. The venue itself is located on the side of the Mid City Mall in an alley, which can be slightly confusing. Doors were supposed to open at... More 

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Thank Brian M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a gross, dirty smelly dive with rude staff and terrible comedians . Do not waste your$ 50. For two people on the most boring evening of your life. TRY going. To CHURCHILL Downs OR hOwl at the moon on 4th street for a much better time guarenteed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This was my second time going to the laughing derby. The first time was great. Great service, great comedians. The second time was very recently and I had expected the same great night with a group of my girl friends. That being said, I should state that I am among the younger viewers in the crowd (18-20). The show itself... More 

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Thank magenta r
Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Normally I have a decent time here, but the last show has been a terrible experience. While the performers themselves were fine, the serving staff was sparse and hard to reach unless our bill was concerned. Worse of all was that my date complained of something in her drink that she thought was ice; she spat out a piece of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Now before I start the heart of my review, I would like to first give you a little background about myself so you can understand where I am coming from as far as my perspective goes. I recently moved to Louisville in Spring 2015 and have been the Laughing Derby about three to four times. I originally found it via... More 

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Thank Helen W
Newburgh, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Affordable night out. The food was as good as you would get in a sports bar and the prices were very fair. The staff was a mix of a good and bad. The manager (assuming she was) was grumpy and grumbling in front of everyone about changes being made and no one really knows what they are doing. We found... More 

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