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A Bunch of Improv

Location: The Grape Room – 105 Grape St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent Improv Show
Schedule: Monthly (The third Tuesday of every month)

The Captain Action Comedy Show

Location: The Conshohocken Cafe – 521 Fayette St. Conshohocken, PA
Type: Independent Stand-up show
Schedule: Monthly (The final Saturday of every month)
Contact: Facebook | Twitter

Chaos Comedy

Location: Adobe Cafe – 1919 E. Passyunk Ave.
Type: Independent Stand-up show
Schedule: Monthly (The first Wednesday of every month)
Contact: Facebook | Twitter

Chase N’ Laughs Comedy Corner

Location: 4942 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia
Type: Independent Stand-up show
Schedule: Varies
Contact: Facebook | Twitter

Chuckles Comedy Club


  • 827 Trooper Rd., Audubon, PA (Valley Forge Beef & Ale)
  • 3509 Skippack Pk., Cedars, PA (Cedars Pub)

Type: Stand-up, local headliners, local showcases
Schedule: Audubon location holds one show every Saturday night. Cedars location holds one show every other Friday night. Usually features a local headliner, a local feature, and host with several guest sets from local comics.
Contact: (610) 666-1520 (Audobon) | (484) 991-8744 (Cedars) | Twitter

Comedian Deconstruction

Location: Le’Tage (upstairs at Beau Monde), 624 South 6th Street Philadelphia
Type: Independent variety show. Stand-up comedians sets are used as the inspiration for an improv group’s set.
Schedule: Monthly (the third Thursday of every month)
Contact: (267)-978-3391 | |Facebook 

The Comedy Cabaret


  • 11580 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA (Northeast Philadelphia)
  • 625 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA (Poco’s Restaurant)
  • 200 N. Route 73 (Corner of Route 73 & Baker Blvd.), Marlton, NJ (Casa Carollo Restaurant)

Type: Stand-up, national touring headliners, local headliners, local showcases
Schedule: Open Mic on Wednesday nights (Northeast location only). Headliner typically appears Friday and Saturday for one show each night. Local showcases are also typical on Friday or Saturday.
Contact: (215) 322-6642

The Comedy Corner at Broad Axe Tavern

Location: Broad Axe Tavern – 901 W. Butler Pike, Ambler, Pa
Type: Independent stand-up comedy show
Schedule: Monthly
Contact:  | Twitter | Facebook

Comedy Dreamz

Location: The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia
Type: Independent Variety show. A night of stand-up, short plays, video, music, dance and whatever!
Schedule: Monthly (Tuesdays)
Contact: Facebook |

Comedy is Liberty

Location: Liberties Bar & Grill – 705 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent stand-up show.
Schedule: Monthly

ComedySportz Philadelphia

Location: The Playground at The Adrienne Theater – 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia
Type: Short-form improv, games, competitve
Schedule: Two shows (7:30, 9:30) every Saturday night as well as special shows monthly: The Blue Show and ComedySportz Presents (final Friday of the Month), ComedySportz for Kids (final Sunday of the Month)
Contact: 877-98-LAUGH | | Facebook | Twitter

The Comedy Works

Location: Georgine’s Restaurant – 1230 Newport Rd., Bristol, PA
Type: Stand-up, regional headliners
Schedule: One show (9:30pm) Friday and Saturday nights.
Contact: (215)741-1661 | | Facebook |

Connie’s Ric Rac

Location: 1132 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA
Type: Alternative, improv, sketch, stand-up (also functions as a music venue)
Schedule: Irregular. Comedy shows are booked independently by outside promoters
Contact: (215) 279-7587 | | Facebook

Corey Cohen Comedy Productions

Location: Varies
Type: Independent stand-up comedy.
Schedule: Varies
Contact: | Facebook

Figment Theater

Location: Varies
Type: Improv
Schedule: Varies
Contact:  Twitter | Facebook

Free For All

Location: Rembrandt’s Restaurant and Bar – 741 N. 23rd St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent stand-up comedy showcase
Schedule: Weekly (every Wednesday)
Contact: freeforallcomedy@gmail.comTwitter | Facebook

Free Improv at Connie’s Ric Rac

Location: Connie’s Ric Rac – 1132 S. 9th St. Philadelphia
Type: Improv
Schedule: Monthly (the first Wednesday of every month)

Helium Comedy Club

Location: 2031 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA
Type: Stand-up, national touring headliners
Schedule: Open Mic on Tuesday nights. Headliner typically appears Wednesday through Saturday. One show Wednesday and Thursday. Two shows Friday and Saturday. Occasionally a softer headliner will appear on Wednesday or the club will host an Philly All-Stars show featuring local comedians, usually comprised of their host and feature acts.
Contact: (215) 496-9001 | | Twitter | Facebook

Komedy at the Khyber

Location: The Khyber Pass Pub: 56 South 2nd St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent stand-up comedy showcase
Schedule: Monthly: The final Tuesday of every month.

Monday Evening Raw

Location: Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar – 1200 E. Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia
Type: Independent Stand-up
Schedule: Monthly (the first Monday of every month)

The N Crowd

Location: The Actors Center – 257 North 3rd St. Philadelphia
Type: Short-form improv
Schedule: Weekly, shows every Friday at 8:00pm
Contact: (215)-253-4276 |  | Facebook | Twitter

The Not Just Comedy Show

Location: The Grape Room – 105 Grape St. Philadelphia
Type: Variety show mixing stand-up, improv, and music
Schedule: Monthly (the fourth Tuesday of every month)
Contact: (267)-978-3391 | |Facebook

Now Time

Location: L’etage – 624 S. 6th St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent sketch comedy
Schedule: Monthly (the first Thursday of every month)

Philly Improv Theater

Location: 407 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, PA
Type: Improv, sketch, stand-up, alternative, local, comedy classes
Schedule: Currently uses the Shubin Theatre as a venue two weeks a month. Shows are put on Wednesday through Sunday of those two weeks, two shows each night. Improv and sketch classes are offered year-round. PHIT is currently raising funds to find a permanent space.
Contact: (267) 233-1556 | | Twitter | Facebook

Polygon Comedy

Location: Le’Tage (upstairs at Beau Monde), 624 South 6th Street Philadelphia
Type: Independent variety show featuring stand-up, improv, sketch, and more.
Schedule: Monthly (Tuesdays)
Contact: | Twitter | Facebook

Sarcasm Comedy Club

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ
Type: Stand-up, nationally touring and regional headliners
Schedule: Two shows on Saturday nights
Contact: (856) 382-6253 | Contact Form | Twitter | Facebook

The Sideshow

Location: The Arts Parlor – 1170 South Broad St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent variety show featuring stand-up, improv, sketch, and more.
Schedule: Varies. Usually held on Fridays or Saturdays in weeks that the Philly Improv Theater is not holding shows at The Shubin Theater.
Contact: | Facebook

Something Witty at The Dive

Location: The Dive – 947 East Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia
Type: Independent stand-up showcase.
Schedule: Monthly (the third Friday of every month)

Tell Me a Story

Location: Shot Tower Coffee – 542 Christian Street, Philadelphia
Type: Independent storytelling showcase.
Schedule: Monthly (the third Wednesday of every month)
Contact: Facebook | Twitter

Thursday Comedy at PJ Ryan’s Pub

Location: PJ Ryan’s Pub – 233 Bridge St., Phoenixville PA
Type: Stand-up
Schedule: Monthly (the first Thursdayof every month)
Contact: Facebook

We Can All Change

Location: O’Neal’s Pub – 611 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia
Type: Independent stand-up and sketch showcase
Schedule: Monthly (the fourth Friday of every month)
Contact: Facebook Twitter | Email