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Blow Off Some Steam With These Comedy and Improv Spots


As August comes to a close and you feel the end-of-summertime blues coming on (or bliss at fall approaching, if you enjoy not sweating), get your funny bone moving by visiting one of these local venues and groups after you’ve finished bingeing “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Dallas Comedy House
The DCH just opened their brand new space in Deep Ellum and it’s a stunner with two comedy theaters, multiple classrooms, a podcast studio and more. Oh, and a beer garden. Every good comedy house needs a beer garden, right? Catching a show is the perfect cap to grabbing dinner at one of the neighborhood’s excellent restaurants and with performances seven days a week with stand up, improv and more, your options are endless. (3036 Elm Street)

Addison Improv Comedy Club
You’d be missing out if you didn’t visit the Addison Improv Comedy Club where you can experience stand-up comedians and various improv groups at their finest. A classic stage featuring one microphone and one very bright spotlight, their weekly guests will have you laughing out loud while you chow on some nachos and a beer on tap. Don’t worry, they also feature wine and Dom Perignon if you’re feeling extra fancy.  (4980 Belt Line Rd #250)

Pocket Sandwich Theater
For a more intimate setting featuring locally produced theatrical shows and full dinner service, the Pocket Sandwich Theater lets you sit back and enjoy the evening while being waited on. You also have the option to spend arguably the best $.50 you’ve ever pulled out of your pocket on a basket of popcorn to throw at the actors while you boo and hiss at the bad guys. If you’re more of a night owl, then come to one of their late-night “Comedy for Adults” shows starting at 10:45 on Fridays and Saturdays. A special late-night menu will ensure that you aren’t scrounging for leftover popcorn from the floor.  (5400 E Mockingbird Ln #119)

Four Day Weekend
Popcorn throwing not your thing? Then head to Four Day Weekend where every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy a more traditional improv experience while sipping on a cocktail and yelling out a topic or two. See this award-winning show off Lowest Greenville and head across the street to Truck Yard after. As a bonus, they’ll even bring their clever comedy routine to your corporate office so you can earn a few points with the boss. (5601 Sears St)

Frisco Improv Players
Everyone loves a rousing 5-hour game of family Monopoly, but if you want to take game night to the next level, the Frisco Improv Players offer an interactive comedic performance that the whole family can enjoy. Located at the Frisco Discovery Center, this improv troupe will treat you to a night of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” type comedy that will leave Boardwalk and Park Place in the dust. The Discovery Center is also home to an art gallery, video game museum, and other must-see attractions that you can check out before the show. (8004 N Dallas Pkwy, Frisco)

Majestic Theatre
If you’ve been waiting to see a big name on a big stage, then the historic Majestic Theatre in Downtown Dallas is the place for you. Heavy hitters like Marc Maron, Tom Segura and Mike Birbiglia perform here when they’re in town, making it a great spot for national acts thanks the vaudeville inspired architecture and classic vibe. (1925 Elm St)