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Old 01-18-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Back when I lived in NJ, I loved going to the comedy clubs in Atlantic City and Philadelphia. What are some good comedy clubs in this area? Are they all in DC or are there any good ones in NOVA's cities (Alexandria, Arlington, etc.)
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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There's a club in Ballston - The Comedy Spot, and there's Comedy Zone at the Doubletree in Crystal City (in Windows Over Washington Restaurant). Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse has some comedy nights too.

Those are the only ones I know of - but it's hard to say if they're "good" or not, since it really depends on the talent. I've seen unfunny people at the DC Improv, and funny people at Wiseacres (which used to be in Tysons, but is now closed). Comedy Spot is team-improv-type stuff, which may or may not be your thing.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Doesn't the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg have one? I think it's called Last Man Standing. I've never been to it, but you might look for reviews online
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I absolutely adore the DC Improv. It's super cute (and they serve CalTaco, hooray!) I've had a good time each time I've gone.

The Comedy Spot in Ballston was....eh. I've never gone back after I went 3 or 4 years ago, so I obviously wasn't impressed.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Improv has had some good shows.

As an out-of-the-box suggestion, Toastmasters is very big in Virginia and during October they have several hundred Humorous Speech Contests. The winners compete at area and regional contests. At the upper levels you sometimes have to pay a small admission fee (usually $5), but by then the stories are pretty funny and the speakers are usually talented. If that sounds appealing you can find the contest schedules online (and you're likely to find one near your town).
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I really enjoyed the DC Improv when I used to go.

The Alamo Theatre out here in Winchester has comedians. The theatre is like the Cinema Drafthouse, you know where they serve food and drinks, except it is new--very clean and modern.

Here is an upcoming show. I'm not sure about the schedule for the rest of the year:
Showtimes :: Winchester :: Alamo Drafthouse (http://www.drafthouse.com/winchester/shows.php?id=404 - broken link)
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Comedian on our recent cruise said he was doing Comedy Night at the Lansdowne Resort in January. Don't know if an ongoing thing or a one-time event.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Comedian on our recent cruise said he was doing Comedy Night at the Lansdowne Resort in January. Don't know if an ongoing thing or a one-time event.
Was he a good comedian? What sort of comedy? Lansdowne isn't far from me, so I might go check this out.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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Best Comedy Club in NOVA area?
Hands down, my vote for the Best Comedy Club in NOVA is.....the City Data Northern Virginia forum <<Canned laughter>>.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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Was he a good comedian? What sort of comedy? Lansdowne isn't far from me, so I might go check this out.
He was fairly good. We had considered going since we enjoyed him; just never made it. Think it was on the 14th. Had both family shows and adults-only shows.
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