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Comedy Store

Comedy, Comedy clubs West Hollywood
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
The Comedy Store
Photograph: Mike Dillon The Comedy Store

The site that once held the notorious club Ciro morphed into the Comedy Store in 1972. It's a must-visit just for the history alone. Three separate stages host a monstrous array of stand-ups more or less every night of the week. (Check the website for precise times.) Sometimes the acts reek of comedic desperation, but that smell is never sweeter than in the place where it belongs. It's the heart of Hollywood on the Sunset Strip, and where many comedians launched their careers. The show rooms are haunted by the ghosts of Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman. Marc Maron was the door man here. 'Nuff said.

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By: Danny Lobell


Venue name: Comedy Store
Address: 8433 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Price: free-$20; 2-drink min.
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While I was hoping to get picked for the Open Mic, I wasn't too disappointed because their free Monday Night potluck is so much fun! Starts with then open mic, then some of the comedians who are in development at the club perform, and if you stay late enough some big names might stop in! Lots of fun, everyone was awesome and the audience was great. All the rules they have (no talking, no phones, two drink minimum..etc) can feel like a bit much for the audience, but It is super helpful to the performers to have a truly attentive audience! So glad I stopped by! 

Whether you're a tourist or a native of LA, the Comedy Store is a prime place to spend an evening. This place has been a landmark since the 70s and has been a stage for comedy's greatest. The patio bar is a fun place to hang out before, after, or during the show, making the Store a great hangout for the entire night. In addition to the cover fee, there's a 2 drink minimum inside. I suggest buying tickets ahead of time and showing up when the doors open. Your tickets are released if you don't arrive 45 minutes into the show.