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Everything You Need to Know About Comedy Shows

Emily Vaughn | March 10, 2023
Everything You Need to Know Before Attending a Comedy Show

So, you're wanting to go to a comedy show? It's always great to be prepared for when you go see your favorite comedian live. Whether it's to make sure you're well-dressed, follow the venue rules, or even make sure that comedians like Jeff Dunham allow cell phones during their acts, we'll help you arrive prepared.

Here's a breakdown of some common questions to help get you in the know before hitting the comedy clubs:


How long are comedy shows?

On average, comedy shows last between 90-120 minutes. This can include breaks between acts, although this is up to the venues and/or comedians. Make sure to plan like you would for any other important event. Some venues don't allow food in the venue, or only have a bar with drink options, so make sure to eat ahead of time if need be. And, of course, make sure to accommodate and leave time for traffic and parking so you don't miss a second of good laughs.


What to wear to a comedy show?

Wear something comfortable but still nice - you may be hearing some knee-slappers, but you are going to be at a stage show still. Some indoor venues tend to keep it cooler for various reasons, so if you're prone to getting the chills, be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, just in case. Also, if you want to bring a bag, make sure you check the venue's bag policy first.


Can I have my phone at a comedy show?

This will vary from comedian to comedian and even comedy club. Venues and artists that do not allow phone usage during the show have started using products like the Yondr Pouch to keep phone usage to a minimum. Be sure to check the venue's policies and any info from the comedian you're seeing before you get ready to snap a pic.


How many shows does a venue host per night?

This can vary depending on the length of the act(s), but a 90-120 minute show can have 2-3 acts.


What comedians are on tour right now?

The comedy world is rich with touring acts in 2023! No matter what your comedic style, there's bound to be a comedian you vibe with out and about in the coming weeks. Dave Chapelle has a handful of dates to round out the month of January, while acts like Taylor Tomlinson are scheduled to hit stages across the nation well into the spring and summer months. If Bill Maher is more your style, you're in luck, as the political commentator is slated to play in US cities through early fall. Kevin Hart fans, you're in luck too, as the comedy legend has dates lined up starting in early February through mid-April.

And of course, the previously mentioned Jeff Dunham has plenty of shows lined up throughout 2023 - check out a full list of dates and secure your tickets below now!


With those questions answered, hopefully, you'll have at least one less stress on the brain and can focus more on laughing at the dirty jokes the comedians will be throwing your way! Browse a full list of comedians on tour and snag yourself some tickets to a comedy show happening near you now!

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May 28
Tuesday, May 28
Tue • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Scherr Forum Theatre At Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Thousand Oaks, CA
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May 29
Wednesday, May 29
Wed • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Scherr Forum Theatre At Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Thousand Oaks, CA
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May 30
Thursday, May 30
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Scherr Forum Theatre At Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Jun 20
Thursday, June 20
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Cofrin Family Hall At Weidner Center For The Performing Arts
Green Bay, WI
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Jun 21
Friday, June 21
Fri • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Cofrin Family Hall At Weidner Center For The Performing Arts
Green Bay, WI
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Jun 22
Saturday, June 22
Sat • 3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Cofrin Family Hall At Weidner Center For The Performing Arts
Green Bay, WI
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Jun 30
Sunday, June 30
Sun • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Bakkt Theater At Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
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Jul 10
Wednesday, July 10
Wed • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Helen DeVitt Jones Theater At The Buddy Holly Hall
Lubbock, TX
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Jul 11
Thursday, July 11
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Helen DeVitt Jones Theater At The Buddy Holly Hall
Lubbock, TX
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Jul 12
Friday, July 12
Fri • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX
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Jul 13
Saturday, July 13
Sat • 3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX
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Jul 21
Sunday, July 21
Sun • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Bakkt Theater At Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
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Jul 24
Wednesday, July 24
Wed • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Bob Hope Theatre - CA
Stockton, CA
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Jul 25
Thursday, July 25
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Bob Hope Theatre - CA
Stockton, CA
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Jul 26
Friday, July 26
Fri • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Redding Civic Auditorium
Redding, CA
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Jul 27
Saturday, July 27
Sat • 3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Redding Civic Auditorium
Redding, CA
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Aug 2
Friday, August 2
Fri • 9:00 PM
9:00 PM
Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
Great Falls, MT
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Aug 4
Sunday, August 4
Sun • 3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Muckleshoot Events Center
Auburn, WA
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Aug 7
Wednesday, August 7
Wed • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend, IN
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Aug 8
Thursday, August 8
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Morris Performing Arts Center
South Bend, IN
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Aug 9
Friday, August 9
Fri • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
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Aug 10
Saturday, August 10
Sat • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI
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Aug 15
Thursday, August 15
Thu • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Prairie Band Casino & Resort
Mayetta, KS
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Aug 16
Friday, August 16
Fri • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Stride Bank Center
Enid, OK
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Aug 17
Saturday, August 17
Sat • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
L'auberge Du Lac Casino And Resort
Lake Charles, LA
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Aug 18
Sunday, August 18
Sun • 4:00 PM
4:00 PM
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
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Aug 30
Friday, August 30
Fri • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Bakkt Theater At Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
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Aug 31
Saturday, August 31
Sat • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
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Sep 1
Sunday, September 1
Sun • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Allentown Fairgrounds
Allentown, PA
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Sep 13
Friday, September 13
Fri • 9:00 PM
9:00 PM
Ovation Hall at Ocean Resort Casino
Atlantic City, NJ
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Sep 14
Saturday, September 14
Sat • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Mohegan Sun Arena - CT
Uncasville, CT
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Oct 20
Sunday, October 20
Sun • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Bakkt Theater At Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
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Dec 8
Sunday, December 8
Sun • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Bakkt Theater At Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas, NV
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