I used to love this place back in the day. In the 90’s- early 2000’s I would try and go at least once a month. But then a few years ago, a new owner took over. The comedy remained funny, but the atmosphere was different, in an awkward kind of way to the point where my husband and I stopped going. So when I heard the comedy club changed ownership (and locations) I was quick to give it a second try. I am happy to report the Comedy club is back and better than ever! The new location is inside Heister’s Lanes , the bowling alley near Albright college.
The staff is friendly and helpful; if you are shy, they will not put you up front. There are usually two young men who work at the door and warm-up the crowd. There are usually at least two servers working the room, more on busy nights. The room is slightly larger than the old one and is located in a private space right next to the bar with a wall in between. One improvement from the previous location is that you can order food in addition to the drink menu. They offer a pub menu with burgers, pizza, wings, etc. The food is certainly not gourmet, but it is affordable and is on par with what I’ve seen at other comedy clubs. Another noticeable change is that you are allowed to smoke at the bar. At first this concerned me because I am a non-smoker and cannot stand cigarette smoke, but I didn’t notice any smoke during the show. I even made a comment to our waitress and she mentioned they had a good filtration system.
The comedians are great, just like I remembered; we have yet to see a dud. While most of the comics are not household names, they are funny none-the-less. In fact, the last few times we’ve gone I didn’t even check the website to see who was performing because I was confident they would be funny, and they were. Last time we went was during an “amateur weekend”, even then I was impressed with the talent. The ticket price is usually between $13-$15 unless they bring in a big name. After the show, the comedians and some of the crowd hang out at the bar for drinks. The comedy club also offers a discount on bowling for anyone at the show, my husband and I don’t bowl, but I see how that could be a benefit for the younger crowd. If you’ve never gone, or haven’t been there in a while, give it a try I bet you’ll like it.
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