The 5 Best Comedy Clubs in Edmonton

Best Comedy Clubs in Edmonton

If you want to support local stand ups or just need a barrel of laughs, then maybe going to the best comedy clubs in Edmonton might do the trick. These places are a prime spot for budding stand-up comics as well as a great place to spend time in if you wanna bust your guts laughing.

These local bars and clubs can accommodate plenty of people, and are often packed during good nights. We’ve listed down businesses that are recommended by many people who frequent these joints.

So without further ado, let’s get to it! Here’s the list of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton.

1.  Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip Club

Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip Club
(Source: Comic Strip)
BEST FOR  Comedy Clubs
PRODUCTS https://wem.thecomicstrip.ca
WEBSITE https://wem.thecomicstrip.ca
ADDRESS 8882 – 170th Street Unit #1646 Bourbon Street Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2
CONTACT DETAILS (780)483-5999 | laugh@thecomicstrip.ca
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Located in West Edmonton Mall, Comic Strip is the place to be when you want to watch a variety of stand ups. They’re the original purveyors of Drink Dine Laugh shows, so you know they’ve been in the business a while.

They offer alcohol and good food, and they have a promo where, when you spend around $40 of food and drinks, they’ll give you a free ticket to the next show!

Discover a slew of emerging comedic talents at this place, and bring your friends with you. Their amazing line-ups make them one of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • The Original Drink Dine Laugh
  • Great array of stand up
  • $40 promo

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Went to the comic strip last night for a double date & had an awesome time! The servers were very friendly and overall it was a good show. I will definitely have to come back again in the future and maybe bring some of my family!

—Kailey Houle, Google Reviews

One of the best places to go in Edmonton. If you are visiting this city, I highly recommend The Comic Strip. You will not be disappointed. Filled with laughter and great staff, this will be a great start to your evening plans. 5/5

—Josh G, Google Reviews

 

2.  Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club Edmonton

Yuk Yuk’s Club
(Source:Yuk Yuk’s)
BEST FOR  Comedy Clubs
PRODUCTS https://www.yukyuks.com/edmonton
WEBSITE https://www.yukyuks.com/edmonton
ADDRESS 13103 Fort Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 1C3,
CONTACT DETAILS 1780-481-9857
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Beer, wine, and a helluva good time, Yuk Yuk’s the place where you can find all those and more. This place is fun and the food is affordable as well as better than your usual fare.

These guys, as they like to say, take comedy very seriously, and they enjoy bringing the highest quality of entertainment to their customers. You can be sure that you’ll have a pretty good time in this place as well as a load of laughs!

Do be reminded the show is not censored, though, and that the place is only for people 18 and above. In any case, their dedication to great entertainment value and more makes them one of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • No dress code
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Amateur nights on Thursdays

Customer Reviews

Check out what makes them so beloved to customers:

I have a great time everytime here! Great comedians, great service, and great location (for me). I’ve been probably 10 times now and have enjoyed every single time with Zero complaints

—James Dunkley, Google Reviews

I went to see Nikki Payne this past weekend and it was a great experience overall. Given the staff to patron ratio our service was kind of slow to begin with but when we talked to the manager she sent somebody out right away and our subsequent service was quicker. The noise level of the sound system was a bit painful but I got used to it. The wings we ate were well done and I had a good time 🙂

—Ellen W, Google Reviews

 

3.  The Comedy Factory

The Comedy Factory Club
(Source: Comedy Factory)
BEST FOR  Comedy Clubs
PRODUCTS http://thecomedyfactory.com
WEBSITE http://thecomedyfactory.com
ADDRESS 3414 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 6R5,
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-469-4999
OPERATING HOURS N/A

The Comedy Factory has been bringing laughs to people for over 30 years, and their stand-up comedy is some of the best Edmonton has to offer. Aside from stand-up comedy, they also offer hypnotists, magicians, illusionists, variety acts, ventriloquists, impressionists, improv, and more.

This makes them unique in a sense: every night there’s something new to offer on the table. This comedy club is relatively cheap as well, so getting a ticket here won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Another fun fact about them? They’re the record holder of the World’s Longest Non-Stop Comedy Show in Guinness World Records.

The quality of their acts makes them one of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • World record holder
  • Great ambiance
  • Amazing comedy acts

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Had a fantastic time. The lineup had changed because of everything going on these days. They did a great job to make for a wonderful evening for my daughter’s 18th birthday. Definitely would go again. Thanks for the great night

—Ken Godfrey, Google Reviews

Really enjoyed the show. Went with my husband, son and daughter. Comedians showed real talent and there was lots of laughs. Will go again for sure. Need to help the bar staff maybe. She seemed….quite stressed and overrun. But managed.

—Amber Gendron, Google Reviews

 

4.  The Grindstone

The Grindstone Club
(Source: The Grindstone)
BEST FOR  Comedy Clubs
PRODUCTS https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca
WEBSITE https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca
ADDRESS 10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7
CONTACT DETAIL 780-244-9076
OPERATING HOURS N/A

The Grindstone is a local bistro, bar and comedy theatre that serves great craft beer and pub fare, as well as providing amazing entertainment for their patrons.

With an atmosphere that’s chill and welcoming, the place is easy to relaxi in. You’ll have fun with your friends here, because you’re not likely to feel out-of-place or uncomfortable.

Their acts include stand-up, acting, improv, sketch, and even burlesque! They also offer programs so teens and adults alike can learn the art of entertainment.

Anyway, given all of that, this place snags a spot in this list as one of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Craft beer options
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Programs available

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

Charming and trendy theatre and bistro with delicious food and a great selection of drinks. I’d recommend coming here just for a drink even if you don’t check out a show. But there are tons of great shows to see, too, and you’d be supporting talented local artists.

—Nicole Maneschyn, Google Reviews

This place is one of the most comfortable places for anyone that feels uncomfortable around strangers. The staff are the greatest people as they make you feel most welcoming and the different selection of shows, gives most people something to enjoy. Wednesday open mike for comedians is definitely something to come check out if you want a night full of laughs and seeing different comedians. Some of the open mike comedians have their own shows too which are hilarious! This place is a blessing and I highly recommend this place to anyone. Being Transgendered can make you feel uncomfortable, but this place makes you feel at ease and is quite a comfortable place to be yourself all the while enjoying great shows:). Favorite place in Edmonton.

Thank you to the Grindstone for having great entertainment and treating me great:)!

—Jenny Yarmuch, Google Reviews

 

5.  Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre
(Source: Rapid Fire Theatre)
BEST FOR  Comedy Clubs
PRODUCTS https://rapidfiretheatre.com
WEBSITE https://rapidfiretheatre.com
ADDRESS 9828 101A Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3C6
CONTACT DETAILS 780-443-6044
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Rapid Fire Theatre is located within the Citadel Theatre and offers a slew of shows to entertain plenty. This place has probably one of the cheapest rates when it comes to shows, and they even have an affordable bar/snack kiosk.

However, due to the popularity and affordability of their shows, they often sell out tickets like hotcakes, so a word of advice is to get them in advance.

Their Chimprov as well as Improvganza are among the more gut-bustingly funny shows.

With low rates and entertaining offers, need we say more besides the fact that they’re one of the best comedy clubs in Edmonton?

Highlights

  • Bar available
  • Great rates
  • Programs available

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

Love, love, loved everything about Rapid Fire! (except maybe the fact that it happens so late… I’ve got the sleeping habits of an old lady, don’t judge.) I went to a Chimprov show and it was absolutely hilarious. The actors were all very quick with their wit, connected with the audience, and put on a thoroughly entertaining show. You really have to admire them for going up there and being able to wing something right on the spot.

I would highly recommend coming to check them out. The cost and length are about equivalent to a movie, so it’s not as expensive as some other forms of theatre. It’s a perfect ‘outside the box’ kind of place to come with a group of friends, or a date!, to spend a night out. I mean, humor is the way to people’s hearts and Rapid Fire definitely wormed it’s way into mine!

—Kimiko P, Yelp

Quite honestly with improv theatre, you never quite know what type of entertainment you’re really going to get: it will be improvised meaning that it will not follow a script but beyond that, you really don’t know. Over the years I’ve been to numerous RFT shows and events though I definitely don’t attend frequently. They are currently located in the Zeidler hall in the Citadel Theatre and this venue is pretty much a perfect size for their shows. They sell drinks (including alcohol) and twizzlers/nibs which can be purchased either before the show or at intermission (depending on the type of show, this may vary).

As they’re located in the Citadel, you can get here easily via transit and there are many parking garages available within easy walking distances (including the attached library parkade).

—Ali G, Google Reviews

 

And our list for the best comedy clubs in Edmonton ends! We hope these places bring you great entertainment — be sure to bring your friends with you when you visit them! Laughing with those you love is the best kind of medicine.

Are there any other great options that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

And if having a quiet drink with someone somewhere else is more of your thing, check out our list of the best Edmonton bars. Get your beers there and meet someone new as well!

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