Joke Joint Comedy Club

★★★★☆
Comedy club featuring guaranteed laughs with weekly nationally-touring comedians, low prices, group discounts, and food and drink specials.
  • 801 Sibley Memorial Hwy 2

    Saint Paul, MN 55118

    Map & Directions
  • 651-330-9078

About Joke Joint Comedy Club

Hours
Shows at 8pm every night, Thursday through Sunday, with an additional 10:30pm show on Fridays and Saturday
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Myself and a date visited Joke Joint for the first time this weekend. 2-28-15. I was not impressed and in fact we left before the performance began. To start off...we ordered and paid for tickets online about 2 hours before the 7:30pm show. The website said there were still 98 of 150 tickets available. We arrived 1 hour before the show with the intent to order drinks and food before the show. We were seated upstairs on the left side. Not very good seats considering the place was 90% empty and there were plenty of better tables available. My seat would actually have been slightly 'behind' the comedian. We ordered a beer and a soft drink and an order of fried ravioli as an appetizer. (before our 'appetizer dinner'). The fried ravioli (8 for 8$) were 'okay' and it was nice that the cook removed the paper cover from the microwaved marinerra dipping sauce container for us. By the way, if youre expecting to order a 'dinner' at this place... think again. The menu is nothing but overpriced appetizer fare. No sandwiches..nothing. See the online menu if you don't believe me. The closest thing to a meal are mini sliders in a basket. Okay, so were resigned to ordering appetizers for dinner. (mini sliders). We knew this going in. My date asks for a refill on her soft drink and we learn that it will be an additional $2.50. Huh? Were going to sit there for 2 1/2 hours and every soft drink is going to be another $2.50? Total screw job. At this point we expressed our displeasure to the waitress. (btw, the waitress was very fast and friendly). So, here we are, an hour before the show, with $35 in food and drinks ordered, empty tables everywhere and were sitting at the worst table in the place.
This aint my first rodeo...and it didn't take long to figure out this place doesn't have a clue. So, the owner comes up to see what our gripe is. You would think he would offer to move us to one of the empty tables which are not currently producing revenue....one of the front and center tables where the customer will arrive 1 minute before the show and order nothing but water all night. LOL!! Very dumb business model. Nope. He just offers to refund our money. We immediately jumped on the refund and were out of there 20 min before the show started. Im a fairly patient guy, but this place...we couldn't get out of there fast enough!! We DID enjoy some laughs though...at the expense of the Joke Joint.

BTW... For those of you who aren't aware...Acme Comedy Club offers preferential show seating for people who arrive (check-in)early. In effect, they reward you for ordering food and drinks before the show, with better show seating. Next time its back to Acme for me. In case youre wondering...No, I have no affiliation with Acme, except for attending shows there for many many years. Considering what I experienced last night...I can see why Acme sells out...and Joke Joint does not. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

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Myself and a date visited Joke Joint for the first time this weekend. 2-28-15. I was not impressed and in fact we left before the performance began. To start off...we ordered and paid for tickets online about 2 hours before the 7:30pm show. The website said there were still 98 of 150 tickets available. We arrived 1 hour before the show with the intent to order drinks and food before the show. We were seated upstairs on the left side. Not very good seats considering the place was 90% empty and there were plenty of better tables available. My seat would actually have been slightly 'behind' the comedian. We ordered a beer and a soft drink and an order of fried ravioli as an appetizer. (before our 'appetizer dinner'). The fried ravioli (8 for 8$) were 'okay' and it was nice that the cook removed the paper cover from the microwaved marinerra dipping sauce container for us. By the way, if youre expecting to order a 'dinner' at this place... think again. The menu is nothing but overpriced appetizer fare. No sandwiches..nothing. See the online menu if you don't believe me. The closest thing to a meal are mini sliders in a basket. Okay, so were resigned to ordering appetizers for dinner. (mini sliders). We knew this going in. My date asks for a refill on her soft drink and we learn that it will be an additional $2.50. Huh? Were going to sit there for 2 1/2 hours and every soft drink is going to be another $2.50? Total screw job. At this point we expressed our displeasure to the waitress. (btw, the waitress was very fast and friendly). So, here we are, an hour before the show, with $35 in food and drinks ordered, empty tables everywhere and were sitting at the worst table in the place.
This aint my first rodeo...and it didn't take long to figure out this place doesn't have a clue. So, the owner comes up to see what our gripe is. You would think he would offer to move us to one of the empty tables which are not currently producing revenue....one of the front and center tables where the customer will arrive 1 minute before the show and order nothing but water all night. LOL!! Very dumb business model. Nope. He just offers to refund our money. We immediately jumped on the refund and were out of there 20 min before the show started. Im a fairly patient guy, but this place...we couldn't get out of there fast enough!! We DID enjoy some laughs though...at the expense of the Joke Joint.

BTW... For those of you who aren't aware...Acme Comedy Club offers preferential show seating for people who arrive (check-in)early. In effect, they reward you for ordering food and drinks before the show, with better show seating. Next time its back to Acme for me. In case youre wondering...No, I have no affiliation with Acme, except for attending shows there for many many years. Considering what I experienced last night...I can see why Acme sells out...and Joke Joint does not. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

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We had so much fun! Highly recommend!

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★★★★★

We had so much fun! Highly recommend!

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We had a great time. The comedians were super funny.\r
This place is the perfect size, very intamate. I would definately go back for more laughs.

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★★★★★

We had a great time. The comedians were super funny.\r
This place is the perfect size, very intamate. I would definately go back for more laughs.

Pros: Great Location

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We love going to the Joke Joint because of the comedians and the location. Always funny with so many talented acts and its easy to get to being right across from the mall of America.

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★★★★★

We love going to the Joke Joint because of the comedians and the location. Always funny with so many talented acts and its easy to get to being right across from the mall of America.

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I had a FANTASTIC time at the show on Friday night! :) I've been telling all of my friends and co-workers how much fun the Joke Joint is. The atmosphere was awesome, the comedians were hilarious (that's always good!), and the food was delicious. Plus, the prices make it completely affordable. It's nice to have other options rather than just going out to the bars and having drunk people fall all over you. I can't wait until the next time I can get a group of people to go again! This place is a MUST for anyone looking to have a great time!

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★★★★★

I had a FANTASTIC time at the show on Friday night! :) I've been telling all of my friends and co-workers how much fun the Joke Joint is. The atmosphere was awesome, the comedians were hilarious (that's always good!), and the food was delicious. Plus, the prices make it completely affordable. It's nice to have other options rather than just going out to the bars and having drunk people fall all over you. I can't wait until the next time I can get a group of people to go again! This place is a MUST for anyone looking to have a great time!

Pros: Very intimate atmosphere, good food, a lot of fun.

Cons: Could use a couple more waitresses.

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Great atmosphere, comics were hilarious. Laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. Reasonable drink prices, but the pizza was pretty plain. Definitely recommend!

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★★★★☆

Great atmosphere, comics were hilarious. Laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. Reasonable drink prices, but the pizza was pretty plain. Definitely recommend!

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I have to admit, when we first walked into the Ramada MOA that houses the Joke Joint, we were all tempted to walk right back out. The old Thunderbird Hotel doesn't look like it's been updated for a good 40 years or so, BUT I'm so glad the 4 of us stayed and gave it a try. We completely enjoyed the Joke Joint last night (9/28/07). The talent was hilarious and we had a fabulous time. Everyone in our party agreed that it was as good if not better than any show we've seen at Acme. And the best part? Only $10 to get in and $21 for 4 beers and a Martini. A similar night at Acme would have cost us $15 for tickets and probably at least $35 for drinks. Plus, there's free, close parking and it's easy to get to. The only two drawbacks are the actual venue (really old Native American theme-but not really that bad) and the crowd. The crowd was a bit on the small side but the talent still had us rolling. I'm sure with some time this place will be hopping. I'm going to tell everyone I know about this club because it's definitely giving Acme a run for itsmoney.

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★★★★★

I have to admit, when we first walked into the Ramada MOA that houses the Joke Joint, we were all tempted to walk right back out. The old Thunderbird Hotel doesn't look like it's been updated for a good 40 years or so, BUT I'm so glad the 4 of us stayed and gave it a try. We completely enjoyed the Joke Joint last night (9/28/07). The talent was hilarious and we had a fabulous time. Everyone in our party agreed that it was as good if not better than any show we've seen at Acme. And the best part? Only $10 to get in and $21 for 4 beers and a Martini. A similar night at Acme would have cost us $15 for tickets and probably at least $35 for drinks. Plus, there's free, close parking and it's easy to get to. The only two drawbacks are the actual venue (really old Native American theme-but not really that bad) and the crowd. The crowd was a bit on the small side but the talent still had us rolling. I'm sure with some time this place will be hopping. I'm going to tell everyone I know about this club because it's definitely giving Acme a run for itsmoney.

Pros: Talent, Prices

Cons: Size of the Crowd

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My first time here was on a blind date..yup all, I date strangers that I meet online...kidding...anyways if you have been to the club you understand why that is funny..if you haven't been there yet, once you go you will understand why it is funny that I went on an internet date there.. \r
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So, I have been to this club numerous times since it opened about 2 months ago. Every time I have been there I have left with sore cheeks (face cheeks guys..the chairs are actually quite comfortable), a few beers in my belly (cheap! bucket of 6 was like $16!), money in my pocket (cover is $12 or under), and some funny anecdotes to tell at work.\r
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This place is cozy, dark and has excellent service (the owner of the club actually seats you at your table)! I have come here on a date, with a group, and heck! I may even show face in there by myself..Okay maybe not, but it has been fun everytime. I have been telling all of my friends about this place, and have not heard anything but rave reviews from them. \r
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I manage a restaurant in the area, and have told numerous out of town guests of ours to check it out..One couple wanted to see a movie! HA! I showed them! They loved it though! They actually came back to the restaurant the next day to tell me about it!\r
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The negatory....Well its a new club. The whole city hasn't heard about it yet, so the crowds a bit smaller than I was expecting. I am fairly certain this will not be the case for long though. If they keep getting the acts that I have seen in there I am thinking the owner will be sitting in his office working on jokes..not seating his guests..lets hope not, but like I said the place was what you would expect a comedy club to be... funny, dark, and cozy. And also what you are not expecting..affordable, service oriented, and easy to get to!! (no mapquesting it! If you can find the Mall of America you can find this club..they are neighbors!!)

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★★★★★

My first time here was on a blind date..yup all, I date strangers that I meet online...kidding...anyways if you have been to the club you understand why that is funny..if you haven't been there yet, once you go you will understand why it is funny that I went on an internet date there.. \r
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So, I have been to this club numerous times since it opened about 2 months ago. Every time I have been there I have left with sore cheeks (face cheeks guys..the chairs are actually quite comfortable), a few beers in my belly (cheap! bucket of 6 was like $16!), money in my pocket (cover is $12 or under), and some funny anecdotes to tell at work.\r
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This place is cozy, dark and has excellent service (the owner of the club actually seats you at your table)! I have come here on a date, with a group, and heck! I may even show face in there by myself..Okay maybe not, but it has been fun everytime. I have been telling all of my friends about this place, and have not heard anything but rave reviews from them. \r
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I manage a restaurant in the area, and have told numerous out of town guests of ours to check it out..One couple wanted to see a movie! HA! I showed them! They loved it though! They actually came back to the restaurant the next day to tell me about it!\r
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The negatory....Well its a new club. The whole city hasn't heard about it yet, so the crowds a bit smaller than I was expecting. I am fairly certain this will not be the case for long though. If they keep getting the acts that I have seen in there I am thinking the owner will be sitting in his office working on jokes..not seating his guests..lets hope not, but like I said the place was what you would expect a comedy club to be... funny, dark, and cozy. And also what you are not expecting..affordable, service oriented, and easy to get to!! (no mapquesting it! If you can find the Mall of America you can find this club..they are neighbors!!)

Pros: Funny comedians, cheap beer, easy to find, great service!

Cons: small crowd, but then again its a new club

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Enjoy live stand up comedy in an intimate setting!

Free Parking!

Food available in the showroom!

 

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