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National Comedy Theatre

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We have been coming to NCT for laughs for over 5 years and are never disappointed. Good for ages 10... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Juliet S
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Amazing once, good twice

For the money, this PG-whatever-the-youngest-person-in-the-crowd improv experience is a real... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
San Diego, California
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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...more
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3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to NCT for laughs for over 5 years and are never disappointed. Good for ages 10 and up. We go there on dates, family events, birthday parties, etc. Don’t miss a chance to go!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Juliet S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

For the money, this PG-whatever-the-youngest-person-in-the-crowd improv experience is a real bargain and a fun time for most any age group. The first time I went with my son and his friend, both 15, to the 7:30 pm Saturday Improv show and could not have had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kenhallinan1
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Went on a Sunday night. Nice, clean, extremely entertaining Improv performance. Had such a nice time and the performers were really talented and made sure to get the audience very involved in the show. Will definitely be back here the next time I visit San...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Schinlist
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We had time after dinner so we thought we'd take in one of their improv shows tonight. Great MC and talented cast made for a lot of fun 75 minutes!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sid k
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The first half was great. They picked a couple out of the audience, asked some questions, and re-enacted their courtship in a truly hilarious manner. So quick and funny. And clean. The second half also involved a couple from the audience but it lagged a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Keilani L
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This place always is a good time! Impromptu comedy at its finest. Every show is different. The comedians are quick witted with audience participation. The later shows are adult humor. But the earlier show keep it clean and are great family fun. Stop into the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank R9833IHsusand
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We were lucky to find NCT a few years ago and try to go as often as we can, just us adults, or with our teenage kids as well. We laugh so hard every time we attend a performance -- Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Juliet S
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It is hard to really judge this after only seeing it once but we were visiting the area so we may not get back. If you are driving do go early to find a parking spot and to find the theatre. There is different theatre...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jmits1
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

NCT never fails to delight. It's Improv, not stand-up comedy, which imho makes it much funnnier. The audience is part of the show, which is fun, too. There were all ages at the show I was at, from kids to grandparents -- and EVERYONE was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The National Comedy Theatre is a true treasure. We attended the late Sat. Improv show and were absolutely wowed by the comedians/actors and their level of abilities and how top notch their performances were. The setting is quaint and the concessions are NOT outrageous! This...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Charles M
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November 17, 2017|
Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Hi - We reserve seats together for all large parties of 8 or more, so that will happen automatically. Just try to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime, so that we can get you to your reserved seats, to make it all run... More
Carl P
October 14, 2017|
Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Tickets to the Mainstage show are $18/adults and $14/students and seniors.
June 18, 2017|
Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Hi - The shows run about 100 minutes or so in length. The 7:30 show is typically out by 9:15 and the 9:45 show is typically out by 11:30.