8162 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9004634.108384 -118.372029
Neighborhoods: Central LA
GREAT TIME AND GOT FREE ADMISSION – Went to the Improv with some free tickets and had a blast! To get free comedy show tickets to the Improv, Ice House and more email vinesentertainment@rocketmaildotcom.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW WAS THE BEST – THE LATIN NIGHT SHOWS ON FRIDAYS WAS THE BEST THE LINE UP WAS GOOD AND WAS WELL WORTH IT
Great Comedy Club...Not for the narrow-minded or uptight – This is a great place to grab a quick meal, have a few drinks and hang out with easy going people. I have been to this location many differrent times and have had fun EVERY time! This IS NOT a 5 star restaurant...it's a comedy club. So, expect the "bar food" to be the best of the menu selection, the chicken wings and chicken strips are great! The bar is great and the prices are reasonable for a Hollywood establishment. As far as the comedy, anything goes...but its always good! If you can't keep an open-mind about contraversial topics and crude humor, not to mention the vulgar language...stay home and watch the comedy sitcoms on Nick at Night-this place is NOT for you! I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have a good laugh and a great time. Leave the uptight, narrow-minded, conservative types at home where they belong!! ~A Good Laugh IS Good For the Soul~
Low quality humor. Not a fun time. Really offensive. – We just came home from New Year's Eve at The Improv--the food was awful and the humor was vulgar and rarely funny. One comic on stage could not cope with a little heckling from an audience member and had him removed by security, although the audience member had quieted down and was just trying to be funny. Afterall, isn't that the point of going to a comedy club? The comedians were not even smart enough to turn the audience's behavior into comedy as one finds in good improv clubs. My recommendation for the New Year--skip this club, unless you wanted to be roughed up by the comedy-club police.
More than one billion jokes told at L.A.'s oldest and arguably greatest comedy club. – In Short
At the Improv, it's big-time acts without the big-time attitude of those Sunset Strip clubs. There's no lining up outside. Enter and have a drink at the warm and inviting bar. Sup at the two-level "Hell's Kitchen" restaurant, which offers surprisingly good chow for a comedy club, and get priority seating to the show. The showroom is classic, with the brick wall made famous by years of "Live at the Improv" tapings. After the show, hobnob with the comics who usually hang out at the bar looking for free drinks.
Great bar! – I grew up in LA yet have little experience with the Improv. Went the other night with my fiance and found it well staffed and very pleasing. The comedians were fantastic and the wait staff was attentive while practically unseen. The food is mediocre, but not bad. The small bar after the show was the place to be. The bartender poured heavy drinks in big glasses and we hung out with some of the comedians, who were gracious and tons of fun. All drinks priced reasonably, including a double Bailey's on the rocks for less than $10! It's not refined or spectacular, but I had a great time tying one on at the Improv.
Good Eveing! – Open Late,
Shows can be great or greater with a small crowd. Big nights
Th-Sa. Most excellent.
Food real good, service excellent, friendly, resonable.
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