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In a recent study about stress Movoto Real Estate Blog ranked Philly the 9th most stressed out city in America. I get it we all have to deal with the everyday stresses of life whether it’s work , family, or finances that’s stressing us out, each of us have our own outlets. However, one thing is for sure we can all use a good laugh. So to help you forget about your woes, we put together a list of the Top 5 Places in Philly to Get a Good Laugh. From traditional comedy clubs to improv, we got you covered. No matter what your troubles are, check out one of these great spots and leave your worries at the door. Besides, as they say laughter is the best medicine.
Center City Stand Up @ The Raven Lounge
Every Thursday | 9 pm | 215.840.3577 | 1718 Sansom St.
Join H Foley, Chris Cotton, Conrad Roth, Tom Cassidy, & Ryan Shaner upstairs at The Raven Lounge every Thursday Night for some of the best stand up Philadelphia has to offer! The best part is there is No Cover, and plenty of Drink Specials.
Helium Comedy Club
Various Shows/Times | 215.496.9001 | 2031 Sansom St.
Helium is Philly’s premier comedy club. Just about every big name in comedy has graced their stage. Not only do they show traditional stand up but they also host quiz nights and open mic nights. So whatever your comedy preference is, Helium is the spot to be.
Every Saturday Night | 7:30 pm & 10 pm | 877.985-2844 | 2030 Sansom St.
ComedySportz is actually Philly’s longest running comedy show, running for over 20 years! ComedySportz is a great interactive improv show that gets the audience involved with the show. Very family friendly their shows are clean yet hilarious. Another great feature is that this place is BYOB.
The N. Crowd
Every Friday | 8 pm |
The N. Crowed is a short form of improv comedy troupe that performs every Friday. This place produces around 80 minutes of completely unscripted comedy. Every show is different and every show is filled with hilarity. This is a great spot for off the cuff laughter.
Philly Improv Theater
Various Shows/Times |
Although this company shares the same address as ComedySportz, they have a calendar of events all their own. Enjoy shows on various days throughout the week which include some of the best improv Philly has to offer. Their content is more adult oriented and have shows going late into the night, some starting as late as midnight.
Boot & Saddle
Free For All Comedy Presents: The Magnificent 7 Part VI
July 24th | 9 pm | 267.639.4528 | 1131 S Broad St
This South Philly hot spot puts on various shows. However, they have been hosting the Magnificent 7 comedy series for quite some time. This month enjoy part VI, as Aasron Hertzog, Alison Zeidman, Tim Butterfly, Alex Grubard, Ian Fidance, Joe Bell, & Jon DelCollo bring the funny for a stand up comedy you wont want to miss. If you can’t make it don’t fret as this show is recurring so check back for updates.