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National Comedy Theatre

3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
+1 619-295-4999
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Great Improv comedy club!

Went on a Sunday night. Nice, clean, extremely entertaining Improv performance. Had such a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Schinlist
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Brooklyn
Great show tonight!

We had time after dinner so we thought we'd take in one of their improv shows tonight. Great MC and... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Sid k
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Los Angeles, 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 p.m.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (20 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (6 reviews)
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3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
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+1 619-295-4999
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Nancy M
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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

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is a great 60-90 minute show of live comedy all made up on the spot by the performers based on suggestions from the audience. A super talented cast put on great shows all weekend evenings. It's all ages, so there's no profanity -- and...More

Thank Ernest G
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Reviewed November 5, 2016

This was my 5th time seeing a show at the NCT. It really never disappoints. Since this is improv comedy, there are a lot of variables and different cast members, but it's reliably entertaining and a fun way to spend an evening. The 7:30 and...More

Thank Melanie M
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dwp673
November 17, 2017|
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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
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Carl P
October 14, 2017|
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Tickets to the Mainstage show are $18/adults and $14/students and seniors.
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prepper
June 18, 2017|
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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.
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