Make 'em Laugh is the motto at these venues that either specialize in stand-up comedy or regularly include comics as part of their entertainment line up. Whether it be up-and-coming talent or nationally renowned comedians. To help you find your best sense-of-humor fit, here is a list of Detroit Comedy Clubs and Venues for Stand-up Comedians:
The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase opened above the Heidelberg Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor back in 1984. These days it can be found at 314 East Liberty Street below Seva Restaurant. The club gets its share of both rising talent and nationally renowned comics. Past headliners include Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres and Rita Rudner. Logistics:
The club has a snack menu that includes nacho's, pretzels, peanuts and popcorn. There is no drink minimum. Shows run from Thursday through Saturday and tickets range from $8 to $20. Open Mic Night is currently on Wednesdays and known as the "Comedy Jamm." Note:
Online reviews find the setting intimate and the price affordable but waitstaff questionable.
The three-story Holly Hotel at 110 Battle Alley in Holly has hosted a weekend comedy club in the historic inn's lower level since 1983. Past headliners include Soupy Sales, Tim Allen and Bill Maher. Logistics:
The historic hotel (now restaurant) hosts two shows a night on Friday and Saturday nights for $12. Note:
Two-for-one coupons are sometimes available on the website.
Joey's Comedy Club is located upstairs at the Kickers Entertainment Complex in Westland and hosts stand-up comedians. Logistics:
The club hosts shows from Wednesday through Saturday nights. The cost is $8 to $16. The club also hosts dinner-and-a-show options. Open-mic nights are on Monday and Tuesday nights. Note:
The club gives some good discounts on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Online reviews complain of service, crowds and too much going on in the complex.
Alberts on the Alley is a restaurant located at 5651 Middlebelt Road in Garden City and occasionally hosts comedy acts as part of its entertainment line up. Note: Online reviews complain that the crowds can get wild.
The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor occasionally schedules comedians as part of its entertainment line up. For example, Terry Fator tickets start at $35.
The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit regularly schedules nationally renowned comedians as part of its entertainment schedule. Past names have included Bill Maher and Jerry Seinfeld. For example, tickets for Brian Regan range in price from $35 to $50.
Joe Louis Arena occasionally schedules comedians as part of its entertainment line up. For example, Jeff Dunham Tickets start at $50.
The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor occasionally schedules comedians as part of its entertainment line up. For example, Lisa Lampanelli tickets are priced starting at $39.50.