Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

★★★★★
  • 310 S Troy St

    Royal Oak, MI 48067

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  • 248-542-9900

About Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Hours
Tue: 10am-2pm, Wed-Thu: 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-12pm

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Love the comedy club. I've only been there 2 times, but it is a nice way to spend an evening with friends that you see frequently. Not good if you want to catch up and feel like talking all night. Fun for mixed groups. Drinks are mediocre. Staff was nice. Inexpensive and most importantly the comedy is on par no matter who you get it seems.

5
★★★★★

Love the comedy club. I've only been there 2 times, but it is a nice way to spend an evening with friends that you see frequently. Not good if you want to catch up and feel like talking all night. Fun for mixed groups. Drinks are mediocre. Staff was nice. Inexpensive and most importantly the comedy is on par no matter who you get it seems.

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I only wish I could give ZERO stars!!

My sister is getting married and we wanted to have her bachelorette party here. I have been completely overwhelmed with my career and other MOH duties for the wedding and asked my mother to help me

3
★★★★★

I only wish I could give ZERO stars!!

My sister is getting married and we wanted to have her bachelorette party here. I have been completely overwhelmed with my career and other MOH duties for the wedding and asked my mother to help me

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The Comedy Castle is now non smoking. The Club is all new. It looks great. They also introduced a new menu. The black and white bean dip was great, so were the hamburgers. We saw Brian Dunkelman in September. He was LYAO FUNNY!!!
The Comedy Castle is a lot of fun....we recommend it. Thanks!

5
★★★★★

The Comedy Castle is now non smoking. The Club is all new. It looks great. They also introduced a new menu. The black and white bean dip was great, so were the hamburgers. We saw Brian Dunkelman in September. He was LYAO FUNNY!!!
The Comedy Castle is a lot of fun....we recommend it. Thanks!

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The Comedy Castle is non smoking. They got rid of all the old carpeting.They are offering a totally new menu .Its a great spot, tickets are reasonable. A fun time.

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★★★★★

The Comedy Castle is non smoking. They got rid of all the old carpeting.They are offering a totally new menu .Its a great spot, tickets are reasonable. A fun time.

Pros: Great comedians, excellent value, new showroom, restrooms,

Cons: None that I can think of !

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Ridley's has been a mainstay in the area for many years. They've been in this location for quite some time. Most first timers have a difficult time finding the place as it look like a warehouse from the outside and is a bit off the main drag in Royal Oak.

Great history here as evidenced by the wall when you walk in with pictures of past performers Inside, they can curtain off half the room if the crowd is small. This obviously helps with the atmosphere. The comics are generally good...they consistently bring in the best talent (with few exceptions)....much better than any other club. Sound is always good, at least for the headliners.

The drinks are what you'd expect from a comedy club. The service isn't very good, so I usually order 2 beers at a time just in case the servers don't get back to the table in a timely fashion. I've never ordered any food so no comment. Menu is very, very limited.

If you're looking for good comedy on the weekends, go to the Comedy Castle...you will rarely be disappointed. Owner is a great guy!

2
★★★★★

Ridley's has been a mainstay in the area for many years. They've been in this location for quite some time. Most first timers have a difficult time finding the place as it look like a warehouse from the outside and is a bit off the main drag in Royal Oak.

Great history here as evidenced by the wall when you walk in with pictures of past performers Inside, they can curtain off half the room if the crowd is small. This obviously helps with the atmosphere. The comics are generally good...they consistently bring in the best talent (with few exceptions)....much better than any other club. Sound is always good, at least for the headliners.

The drinks are what you'd expect from a comedy club. The service isn't very good, so I usually order 2 beers at a time just in case the servers don't get back to the table in a timely fashion. I've never ordered any food so no comment. Menu is very, very limited.

If you're looking for good comedy on the weekends, go to the Comedy Castle...you will rarely be disappointed. Owner is a great guy!

Pros: Consistent top notch talent

Cons: parking, slow service

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Parking at Comedy Castle is usually not hard to find if you come early. If you plan to use the Entertainment book coupon (buy one admission get one free) be sure to make reservations first or they won't take your coupon. Admission is usually $10, more for special acts. Shows are 18 and up with is a great plus for underage college students with no place else to go. They WILL card you for alcohol, so don't even bother trying.

If you are a non-smoker, the "non smoking section" here leaves much to be desired. There is no physical separation or ventilation between it and the smoking section, so you'll be smoking whether you like it or not basically. If this bothers you CC does offer a non-smoking show on Friday nights. The chairs here are unfortunately quite uncomfortable.

The drinks here are yummy, but expensive, weak, and small. There are a few appetizers available. Service is okay. The MC will frequently remind you to tip your servers. I have yet to be disappointed by any of the comedians here, so that is a definite positive. So basically if you're coming here to get drunk you're coming here to get broke. If you will be drinking here, be careful with your driving situation as Royal Oak police hiit the streets in great numbers on weekend nights.

2
★★★★☆

Parking at Comedy Castle is usually not hard to find if you come early. If you plan to use the Entertainment book coupon (buy one admission get one free) be sure to make reservations first or they won't take your coupon. Admission is usually $10, more for special acts. Shows are 18 and up with is a great plus for underage college students with no place else to go. They WILL card you for alcohol, so don't even bother trying.

If you are a non-smoker, the "non smoking section" here leaves much to be desired. There is no physical separation or ventilation between it and the smoking section, so you'll be smoking whether you like it or not basically. If this bothers you CC does offer a non-smoking show on Friday nights. The chairs here are unfortunately quite uncomfortable.

The drinks here are yummy, but expensive, weak, and small. There are a few appetizers available. Service is okay. The MC will frequently remind you to tip your servers. I have yet to be disappointed by any of the comedians here, so that is a definite positive. So basically if you're coming here to get drunk you're coming here to get broke. If you will be drinking here, be careful with your driving situation as Royal Oak police hiit the streets in great numbers on weekend nights.

Pros: Great comedy, free tix through email list

Cons: Expensive weak drinks, very smoky

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We had such a great time at the Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Great drinks, food and plenty of laughs. This place is always busy but worth going to. The comedians have been great, very funny every time I've gone. It's a great place to go with a group of friends.

5
★★★★★

We had such a great time at the Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Great drinks, food and plenty of laughs. This place is always busy but worth going to. The comedians have been great, very funny every time I've gone. It's a great place to go with a group of friends.

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I've been to Ridley's twice. The first time it was a random comedian (with 2 performers before) The first time I found it to be quite fun. I had never heard of any of the 3 performers that night, but I still laughed the whole time.

The second time I went for a special engagement - Brain Regan (as seen on Comedy Central) I bought the tickets way in advance as soon as I heard that he was coming. Needless to say, my friends and I had a lot of fun that night.

Food and drinks are served during the show, but it's not enough to be annoying. The only time this can be annoying is if the patrons are taking their time ordering. Honestly, in the middle of a comedy show, you should order quickly so the waitress can leave. It's not TV, it doesn't pause. But I blame that on the other people, not on the waitresses.

Tables were arranged oddly. They were in a way that I had to turn sideways the entire time. I didn't really like this and we were really close to people at the table next to us.

I check the comedy calendar at comedycastle.com often to see who's coming. Throughout the past 2 years I've seen various famous and not so famous comedians on the calendar. I only wish I had the time to see them all! The website will also show you other deals like "Dinner and Show" or free nights to go.

You should definitely check out the website before you go. I also recommend purchasing tickets in advance. This place is about 40 mins from me, but we still manage to make it there whenever we can! It's a great and easy gift, and I imagine the group/company functions would be loads of fun as well.

PROS: Funny people
CONS: A little crowded

5
★★★★★

I've been to Ridley's twice. The first time it was a random comedian (with 2 performers before) The first time I found it to be quite fun. I had never heard of any of the 3 performers that night, but I still laughed the whole time.

The second time I went for a special engagement - Brain Regan (as seen on Comedy Central) I bought the tickets way in advance as soon as I heard that he was coming. Needless to say, my friends and I had a lot of fun that night.

Food and drinks are served during the show, but it's not enough to be annoying. The only time this can be annoying is if the patrons are taking their time ordering. Honestly, in the middle of a comedy show, you should order quickly so the waitress can leave. It's not TV, it doesn't pause. But I blame that on the other people, not on the waitresses.

Tables were arranged oddly. They were in a way that I had to turn sideways the entire time. I didn't really like this and we were really close to people at the table next to us.

I check the comedy calendar at comedycastle.com often to see who's coming. Throughout the past 2 years I've seen various famous and not so famous comedians on the calendar. I only wish I had the time to see them all! The website will also show you other deals like "Dinner and Show" or free nights to go.

You should definitely check out the website before you go. I also recommend purchasing tickets in advance. This place is about 40 mins from me, but we still manage to make it there whenever we can! It's a great and easy gift, and I imagine the group/company functions would be loads of fun as well.

PROS: Funny people
CONS: A little crowded

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We always have a blast at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle. The comedians are wonderful. The price is right. The staff is amazing. There are a ton of restaurants within walking distance, so it's a great location for a "date night".

PROS: FUN!
CONS: No dinner service

5
★★★★★

We always have a blast at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle. The comedians are wonderful. The price is right. The staff is amazing. There are a ton of restaurants within walking distance, so it's a great location for a "date night".

PROS: FUN!
CONS: No dinner service

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My husband and I occasionally go to the Comedy Castle, and we've never come away disappointed. We've seen some local talent as well as big name comedians. My only beef is that the smoke is so thick that my eyes are absolutely burning when I leave. They could use a better ventilation system!

PROS: Hilarious comedy!
CONS: too much smoke for non smokers

4
★★★★☆

My husband and I occasionally go to the Comedy Castle, and we've never come away disappointed. We've seen some local talent as well as big name comedians. My only beef is that the smoke is so thick that my eyes are absolutely burning when I leave. They could use a better ventilation system!

PROS: Hilarious comedy!
CONS: too much smoke for non smokers

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I had a giggling good time at Comedy Castle all four occasions I've been there. The ambiance was ideal to take a friend, family member or a date. It was incredibly busy each time I went, so the service was sluggish. I can't blame them for that but the drinks were weak too and there werent many choices for appetizers; only chips, popcorn, or fried food like mozzarella sticks. The show makes it worth the trip to return.

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★★★★★

I had a giggling good time at Comedy Castle all four occasions I've been there. The ambiance was ideal to take a friend, family member or a date. It was incredibly busy each time I went, so the service was sluggish. I can't blame them for that but the drinks were weak too and there werent many choices for appetizers; only chips, popcorn, or fried food like mozzarella sticks. The show makes it worth the trip to return.

Pros: Friendly Crowd, Inexpensive & Busy, Great Show

Cons: No Great Food, Drinks wern't strong, Slow service

 

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