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Top 16 Comedy Clubs in Los Angeles


Comedians from all over the country and the world make their way through LA's comedy clubs on their way to fame and stardom. Here, in alphabetical order, are the clubs where the already famous, soon-to-be famous and wannabe famous comics are ready to make you laugh.

1. See the 2012 Readers' Choice Winners and Finalists for Best LA Comedy Club

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Readers nominated their favorite comedy clubs for the 2012 LA Travel Readers' Choice Awards and the winners were chosen by popular vote over a four week period. Click the link above to see the winners and finalists. Continue below and on the next page for an alphabetical list of LA's top comedy clubs.

2. Acme Comedy Theatre

Address: 135 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 525-0202
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: Free - $18
Website: www.acmecomedy.com
Buzz: Improv and sketch comedy since 1989

3. The Comedy & Magic Club

The Comedy and Magic Club
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Address: 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 372-1193
Neighborhood: Hermosa Beach
Cover: $10-$30
Website: www.comedyandmagicclub.com
Buzz: 18 and over, Jay Leno performs Sunday nights, 2 drink minimum

4. Comedy Store

The Comedy Store in West Hollywood
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Address: 8433 W. Sunset Blvd.
Phone: (323) 656-6225
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Cover: $5-$20 and/or 2 drink minimum
Website: www.thecomedystore.com
Buzz: Some nights have no cover. Call for info.

5. The Comedy Union

Address: 5040 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 934-9300
Neighborhood: Miracle Mile/Mid City
Cover: $5-$12, may be more for special events, 2 drink minimum
Website: www.thecomedyunion.com
Buzz: Predominantly African American comedians, including some big names. Silly Saturdays clean comedy at the 8 pm show.

6. The Groundlings Theater

Address: 7307 Melrose Ave. LA 90046
Phone: (323) 934-4747
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Cover: $12.50-$21.50
Website: www.groundlings.com
Buzz: Improv comedy spawned many SNL alum

7. Hollywood Improv

Address: 8162 Melrose Ave., LA 90046
Phone: (323) 651-2583
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Cover: Most shows $14-$20 plus 2 drink minimum
Website: http://improv.com
Buzz: Dinner available, no charge for Open Mic Night

8. The Ice House

Address: 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, 91106
Phone: (626) 577-1894
Neighborhood: Pasadena
Cover: $5 - $17.50
Website: www.icehousecomedy.com
Buzz: Oldest stand-up comedy club in the country. VIP seating available.

9. IO West

IO West Comedy Club in Hollywood
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Address: 6366 Hollywood Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 962-7560
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Cover: $5-10. Some shows are free.
Website: west.ioimprov.com
Buzz: Multiple shows each night of improvisational team comedy

10. Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universa CityWalk

Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
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Address: 1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222 Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: (818) 824-6545
Neighborhood: Hollywood/Universal City
Cover: mostly $4-20, 2 item minimum
Website: thejonlovitzcomedyclub.com
Buzz: 18 and up, A variety of mostly stand-up comedians including some big names. Jon Lovitz does shows periodically on Saturday nights.

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