National Comedy Theatre

★★★★☆
Improv teams battle for audience approval in interactive comedy show; shows are appropriate for all ages.
  • 347 West 36th Street

    New York, NY 10018

    Cross street: Between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue

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  • 212-629-5202

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Very funny and talented comedians. I had a blast with my family and will visit again! We all couldn't stop laughing. Lovely place and its inexpensive.

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★★★☆☆

Very funny and talented comedians. I had a blast with my family and will visit again! We all couldn't stop laughing. Lovely place and its inexpensive.

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The comedians at this place are very talented God bless them. I could not stop laughing from the moment the show started till it ended. It is so unique, very affordable and no drink minimum. I do wish they had more shows throughout the week not just Friday and Saturday. One thing I didn't like was that kids and teens and basically everyone under 21 yrs of age is allowed. Which is fine but when you have them talking about Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber it gets too be rediculous, of course the comedians made it funny like I said they're talented. Overall my experience was great and I will go again for sure.

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★★★★★

The comedians at this place are very talented God bless them. I could not stop laughing from the moment the show started till it ended. It is so unique, very affordable and no drink minimum. I do wish they had more shows throughout the week not just Friday and Saturday. One thing I didn't like was that kids and teens and basically everyone under 21 yrs of age is allowed. Which is fine but when you have them talking about Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber it gets too be rediculous, of course the comedians made it funny like I said they're talented. Overall my experience was great and I will go again for sure.

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This show is hilarious! The teams compete against each other and it's a laugh a second!. What makes it even funnier is when they just can't keep a straight face anymore and practically crack themselves up too!

4
★★★★☆

This show is hilarious! The teams compete against each other and it's a laugh a second!. What makes it even funnier is when they just can't keep a straight face anymore and practically crack themselves up too!

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This was such a surprise! I honestly didn't know what to expect from such a small hole in the wall type of joint, but I read so many reviews about this place on this website that I decided to check it out and I am so glad that I did. All the performers were hilarious and made the time go by so fast that I wish I had time to watch another show. If you're in the area, check this place out. It's only $15 (which is basically unheard of in NYC) and you are guaranteed to laugh until you hurt!

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★★★★★

This was such a surprise! I honestly didn't know what to expect from such a small hole in the wall type of joint, but I read so many reviews about this place on this website that I decided to check it out and I am so glad that I did. All the performers were hilarious and made the time go by so fast that I wish I had time to watch another show. If you're in the area, check this place out. It's only $15 (which is basically unheard of in NYC) and you are guaranteed to laugh until you hurt!

Pros: Cheap, Fun, Hilarious

Cons: Tiny room

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the national comedy theater is sure fun and entertaining for little money . great place to bring out of towners and not go overboard with your wallet.

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★★★★☆

the national comedy theater is sure fun and entertaining for little money . great place to bring out of towners and not go overboard with your wallet.

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the 15 dollar improv ticket price was well worth every penny. Heck where do you find entertainment in NYC for 15 dollars. This was great. Drinks left something to be desired but don't they always water them down in the comedy clubs?

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★★★★★

the 15 dollar improv ticket price was well worth every penny. Heck where do you find entertainment in NYC for 15 dollars. This was great. Drinks left something to be desired but don't they always water them down in the comedy clubs?

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My sister and I had a great time! The fact that it's ""family-friendly"" means kids will be there but the ones there were well-behaved & participated well. There was an annoying adult in the audience, however... but that could happen anywhere, I suppose. The actors were very engaging and talented. We didn't go to any of the other comedy clubs so I have nothing to which to compare it.

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★★★★☆

My sister and I had a great time! The fact that it's ""family-friendly"" means kids will be there but the ones there were well-behaved & participated well. There was an annoying adult in the audience, however... but that could happen anywhere, I suppose. The actors were very engaging and talented. We didn't go to any of the other comedy clubs so I have nothing to which to compare it.

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Some friends recommended this show to us, and we finally took a leap of faith and made it to the show. \r\n\r\nWhat a great night out for my wife and me! The show was very, very funny, with an enormously talented cast. It was very inexpensive (just 15 bucks a ticket!), and we didn't have a waitress forcing us to buy drinks.\r\n\r\nThe theater was really nice - very upscale, not at all like the dingy smaller theaters in the city, and the whole evening was just perfect.\r\n\r\nWe will definitely return with more friends in the future.

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★★★★★

Some friends recommended this show to us, and we finally took a leap of faith and made it to the show. \r\n\r\nWhat a great night out for my wife and me! The show was very, very funny, with an enormously talented cast. It was very inexpensive (just 15 bucks a ticket!), and we didn't have a waitress forcing us to buy drinks.\r\n\r\nThe theater was really nice - very upscale, not at all like the dingy smaller theaters in the city, and the whole evening was just perfect.\r\n\r\nWe will definitely return with more friends in the future.

Pros: Great show, nice theater, inexpensive

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We absolutely loved this show! Several friends and I try to see a different comedy show every month, and this was by far the best we've ever seen.\r\n\r\nThe place is set up as a theatre, so there are no annoying waitresses trying to push drinks on you (there's no drink minimums either!).\r\n\r\nIt's a really great looking place, which only adds to the quality of the performances. \r\n\r\nThe cast was original, hilarious and performed some of the best improv that we had ever seen - either live or on television.

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★★★★★

We absolutely loved this show! Several friends and I try to see a different comedy show every month, and this was by far the best we've ever seen.\r\n\r\nThe place is set up as a theatre, so there are no annoying waitresses trying to push drinks on you (there's no drink minimums either!).\r\n\r\nIt's a really great looking place, which only adds to the quality of the performances. \r\n\r\nThe cast was original, hilarious and performed some of the best improv that we had ever seen - either live or on television.

Pros: Amazing cast, hilarious, cool theatre, no drink minimum

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For starters, there were maybe 25 people in the audience for a 9:45 pm Saturday show. The cast consisted of 4 performers doing what was supposed to have been an improv show. True, they solicited input from the audience, but the resulting ""improv"" had little or nothing to do with the suggestions at least half of the time. (For instance, one skit began with a request for a theme. The audience suggested sightseeing. The resulting skit was two guys climbing the Eiffel Tower, an endeavor few sightseers would undertake.) It was by far the most rehearsed improv show I have seen.\r\n\r\nSimply put, the show just wasn't funny. There were a couple of chuckles, but the biggest laughs in my group came as we left talking about how painfully unfunny the show was.

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★☆☆☆☆

For starters, there were maybe 25 people in the audience for a 9:45 pm Saturday show. The cast consisted of 4 performers doing what was supposed to have been an improv show. True, they solicited input from the audience, but the resulting ""improv"" had little or nothing to do with the suggestions at least half of the time. (For instance, one skit began with a request for a theme. The audience suggested sightseeing. The resulting skit was two guys climbing the Eiffel Tower, an endeavor few sightseers would undertake.) It was by far the most rehearsed improv show I have seen.\r\n\r\nSimply put, the show just wasn't funny. There were a couple of chuckles, but the biggest laughs in my group came as we left talking about how painfully unfunny the show was.

Pros: clean

Cons: not funny!

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Just attended the new years' special at National Comedy Theatre. I must say this was a really hilarious show, the food was also decent, and included good vegetarian options too.\r\nThe comedians put up a great show, and were fun to hang out with after the show also (though I'm not sure they mix on 'normal' shows). \r\nAlso, the party was well planned.\r\nA definite must see that is not a rip-off!

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★★★★★

Just attended the new years' special at National Comedy Theatre. I must say this was a really hilarious show, the food was also decent, and included good vegetarian options too.\r\nThe comedians put up a great show, and were fun to hang out with after the show also (though I'm not sure they mix on 'normal' shows). \r\nAlso, the party was well planned.\r\nA definite must see that is not a rip-off!

Pros: Talented Cast, Great Interactive theme, Hillarious!

Cons: Some food got cold (At the New Years' Buffet)

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This was recommended to us by a friend, and we are so glad we went.\r\n\r\nThe first thing we noticed was the theater itself. It's very ""upscale,"" so much nicer than most of the comedy venues in town. \r\n\r\nThe show was enormous fun, the performers are extremely talented, and the whole atmosphere is friendly and inviting. We have already been back twice. \r\n\r\nAt 15 bucks a ticket, it's one of the best date-nights in New York.

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★★★★★

This was recommended to us by a friend, and we are so glad we went.\r\n\r\nThe first thing we noticed was the theater itself. It's very ""upscale,"" so much nicer than most of the comedy venues in town. \r\n\r\nThe show was enormous fun, the performers are extremely talented, and the whole atmosphere is friendly and inviting. We have already been back twice. \r\n\r\nAt 15 bucks a ticket, it's one of the best date-nights in New York.

Pros: Funny show, inexpensive, no drink minimum!

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We found this hidden gem in Midtown Manhattan, and couldn't have been happier with the show.

The cast is hilarious, the show is amazing and the theatre is beautiful.

See this show before they realize how good it is and raise their prices!

PROS: Inexpensive, no drink minimum, great for all ages
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5
★★★★★

We found this hidden gem in Midtown Manhattan, and couldn't have been happier with the show.

The cast is hilarious, the show is amazing and the theatre is beautiful.

See this show before they realize how good it is and raise their prices!

PROS: Inexpensive, no drink minimum, great for all ages
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This was one of the funniest shows that we have ever seen. It was such a great bargain too, since they don't charge a drink minimum like most clubs do. We will definitely be back!!!

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★★★★★

This was one of the funniest shows that we have ever seen. It was such a great bargain too, since they don't charge a drink minimum like most clubs do. We will definitely be back!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Funny, Cool venue

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This was one of the funniest, and most refreshing comedy shows we have ever seen. The theatre is beautiful, and the performers were quick of wit and hilariously funny. One of the best things in New York.

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★★★★★

This was one of the funniest, and most refreshing comedy shows we have ever seen. The theatre is beautiful, and the performers were quick of wit and hilariously funny. One of the best things in New York.

Pros: Inexpensive, Cool Theatre, Funny

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while I was there, I laughed maybe once. The comedians were ok, but it was really really polite comedy. Great for kids, but for anybody over 14 you might want to find another place. It was all games, but it just wasnt funny.

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★★★☆☆

while I was there, I laughed maybe once. The comedians were ok, but it was really really polite comedy. Great for kids, but for anybody over 14 you might want to find another place. It was all games, but it just wasnt funny.

Pros: good for kids

Cons: bad street at night, not funny, bad comedians

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Just went to this new theatre last weekend- some friends had told me about it- So much fun!!! The theatre is so nice- The lobby is great- we all hung out after - it's like an after party- the no drink minimum was a real plus- The show was so funny- Different improv than I had ever seen- Really clever and the cast was terrific. Definitely going back!!

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★★★★★

Just went to this new theatre last weekend- some friends had told me about it- So much fun!!! The theatre is so nice- The lobby is great- we all hung out after - it's like an after party- the no drink minimum was a real plus- The show was so funny- Different improv than I had ever seen- Really clever and the cast was terrific. Definitely going back!!

Pros: low priced drinks, great atmosphere, Beautiful lobby

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National Comedy Theatre has created a stunning new improv theatre. Most of the other clubs in town seem sort of run-down, kinda like they are putting up shows in thier grandmother's basement. National Comedy Theatre has a great feel to it. The show itself is amazingly quick and funny. The fact that they show was clean amazed me. The cast is amazingly smart and quick. The show I saw had this game called ""five things"" that you have to see to believe, but it was amazing. A very welcome addition to the comedy scene. And there was no drink or food minimum. A huge plus.

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★★★★★

National Comedy Theatre has created a stunning new improv theatre. Most of the other clubs in town seem sort of run-down, kinda like they are putting up shows in thier grandmother's basement. National Comedy Theatre has a great feel to it. The show itself is amazingly quick and funny. The fact that they show was clean amazed me. The cast is amazingly smart and quick. The show I saw had this game called ""five things"" that you have to see to believe, but it was amazing. A very welcome addition to the comedy scene. And there was no drink or food minimum. A huge plus.

Pros: funny, clean

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We stumbled across this new theatre in midtown, and found the show to be clever, professionally done and hysterically funny. \n\nThis is an undiscovered gem in New York. We will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

We stumbled across this new theatre in midtown, and found the show to be clever, professionally done and hysterically funny. \n\nThis is an undiscovered gem in New York. We will definitely be back.

Pros: Inexpensive

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