Improv? Headliners? Comedy Clubs in Seattle are All Kinds of Funny!
Comedy Clubs in Seattle
…and Upcoming Shows, Too!
As the birthplace of grunge music and the home of iconic coffee companies, Seattle also lays claim to a healthy and thriving comedy scene.
From small, independent clubs to nationally touring headliners, there’s something for everyone who wants to laugh in Seattle. So, we’ve put together an entire page dedicated to shows and comedy clubs in Seattle, including a calendar of upcoming performances that updates hourly.
Seattle Area Comedy Calendar
Step Inside a Few Seattle Comedy Clubs
We’ve got Seattle comedy shows above and a list of comedy clubs below. But, we thought we’d take a peek at a few of the standout venues.
Seattle Comedy Underground
The Seattle Comedy Underground launched more than 40 years ago. Over the years, little-known comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright, Marsha Warfield, and Ellen DeGeneres have taken the stage in a more intimate environment. The downtown club at Swannies on S. Washington is 21 and over.
Food is available, and there’s a sister club in Tacoma at the Big Whisky Saloon (100 S 9th St.)
Pike Place Market is much funnier than it could be thanks to Unexpected Productions, Seattle’s longest-running improv theater (since 1982!).
Shows like Shakespeare Unexpected, Best Sellers, and Loose Cannons Improv keep fans coming back week after week. That’s because every performance is different and it’s a super affordable night out (date night anyone?). Tickets are in the $15 range.
Unexpected Productions performs at the Market Theater (Post Alley). Find the famous Gum Wall, and you know you’re there! By the way, teens are welcome, but it’s improv – so you never know what’ll happen!
Is it a Seattle comedy club? A movie theater?
Here-After, a 100-seat venue in the Belltown area has a cool vibe (is it ok to describe it that way these days?). You won’t have a bad seat in the house, so it’s an excellent place to catch improv. Sit in the front – if you dare! Tickets average about $15 and, depending on the schedule, you can buy a discounted two-show pack for the same night. This is a 21+ venue.
Comedy Clubs in Seattle & Tacoma
|Seattle Area Comedy Clubs
|Ballard Comedy Club
|4301 Leary Way NW
|Club Comedy Seattle
|328 15th Ave E
|109 S Washington St
|Csz Seattle - Home Of Comedysportz
|3509 Fremont Ave N
|2505 1st Avenue
|Jet City Improv
|5510 University Way NE
|7322 Rainier Ave S #109
|Laughs Comedy Club
|5220 Roosevelt Way NE
|Tacoma Comedy Club
|933 Market St. (Tacoma)
|The Comedy Nest at the Jewelbox
|2322 2nd Ave
|The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show
|1113 6th Ave
|1428 Post Aly
|Unexpected Productions - Tacoma
|100 S 9th St.
Did we leave your club or troupe off the list? Send us the info and we’ll be sure to add it.
8 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Seattle Comedy Club Now
- A Great Way to Relieve Stress
- Ideal Place for a First (or 40th) Date
- Affordable Night Out
- Laughter is the Best Medicine
- You Can Catch Up-and-Coming Comics Before They Make it Big (and Charge More!)
- Fun Alternative to a Group Happy Hour
- Many Clubs Offer Dinner and a Show
- It’s Probably Been a Long Time Since You’ve Been to One
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Frequently Asked Questions
Seattle doesn’t have as many traditional comedy clubs as many other major markets. However, there are a few standouts, like Laughs Comedy Club, Unexpected Productions, Comedy Underground, and Jet City Improv.
Most of the comedy clubs in the Seattle-Tacoma area are 21 and over. But, if you’re 18, you’re not totally out of luck (or laughs). Unexpected Productions doesn’t have a mandatory age requirement and tries to keep its materials as PG as possible. However, it’s improv, so you never know!
We think a good comedy show is a must every now and then. So, here at OTL City Guides, we’ve devoted an entire page to comedy in the Seattle area. You’ll find upcoming comedy shows and links to buy tickets and a complete list of comedy clubs, including non-traditional ones, in Seattle.
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