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“The Only Game In Town” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hartford Funny Bone Comedy Club

Hartford Funny Bone Comedy Club
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Only Game In Town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been to the Funny Bone several times now with various friends and family. They sometimes have well known (famous) comedians as well as the up and coming ones that haven't made a name for themselves yet.
I've seen great shows there and not so great shows. If it's an unknown comedian it's pot lucky as to if you are going to like that one or not...but that's reasonable. And if you sign up for their website notices you will be sent lots of offers for free tickets. I've used the free tickets a few times and it's a great way to see an unknown comic without endangering your hard earned dough.
The food there has always been good although it is pretty much just pub food....not a ton of variety but certainly good enough. The food and the drinks are on the pricey side. If you get in for free you are still doing ok for an evening out.
The room is small and they do pack you in like 'sardines', but I've found that as the evening goes forward that doesn't seem to really matter. You have room to eat and you have the option to make friends with new people at your table. it's not that bad.
I think the only improvement they could make would be to have a larger venue and lower the food prices a bit. But overall I'm pretty satisfied to have a comedy club available and one that sends out free tickets ain't all bad!

Visited February 2013
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English first
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cute place, remember it's a Comedy Club”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went on some free tickets that our friends got and we had a pretty good time. It is pretty small so seating is tight no real elbow room, didn't have dinner because we went to dinner before the show but did have funnel fries for dessert and they were very tasty. All 3 comics were hilarious. This was my time in a comedy club and didn't know what to expect, I wasn't disappointed. Can't wait until the next time we visit.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“funny bones ,manchester ,CT”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

manchester funny bones, the place sucks and is garbage they dont treat people with respect ,the bouncers let people cut the line the manager did nothing , i was in line and complained of people cutting the line bouncers did nothing , and all i heard was racial sluers from people in line , so i complained and got loud and i got kicked out ... i dont recomend this place to no one , the place is real small and tight , you will be rubbing elbows with stangers and the food suck and management sucks , i will never go there again , try THE BREW HAHA in hartford great excelent food or try COMIX at foxwood also a great place to go .... .. also its at a mall ...who wants to go to a comidey show at a mall? cops are waiting for you outside also.... because they know you were drinking you get pulled over all the time not a great way to end the night !!!

Visited January 2013
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Brad Williams Killed It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place to see a show. The room is small which is good since you'll be close to the comedians but bad because they cram you in. Did not eat but they have unlimited soft drinks for $7 with a souvenir glass. 18% tips automatically added to bill. If going on a Thursday buy a tshirt. All non special engagement shows are free on Thursday if you wear the shirt.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice place to see a show, especially for sardines!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We traveled to the Funny Bone to see a comic we like. This place is in a giant mall and there are no signs on the outside indicating the entrance. We stopped several people in the parking lot and no one knew where the club was located. We called (the answering service is useless, BTW) and finally found out which entrance to use (the one near the Panera).
We were seated with another couple. We've been to other Funny Bone clubs, but the tables in this place were way too close together. No elbow room. The room was nice. Good acoustics and sight lines.
The food was very mediocre. OK, it was bordering on terrible. My wife got the salmon and she said it was pretty bad. I ordered the mac and cheese which the menu had promoted as to-die-for. First, they used a rotini pasta instead of macaroni. Second, the cheese sauce was bland. Third, it was lukewarm. Fourth, no toasted breadcrumbs. The food was also overpriced.
The bottom line is that the show was great, the room was bad and the food was terrible.

Visited September 2012
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