Laugh it Up in LA: The Top Five Comedy Spots

Los Angeles is well-known for trend-setting celebrities, incredible shopping, fine restaurants, and countless dance clubs. It also offers you an incredible list of opportunities to literally laugh out loud – LOL. From famous comics to up-and-coming newcomers, you’ll find something to tickle your funny bone near our hotel. Here are some of our favorite comedy clubs to visit and comedy shows to see while you’re with us in Los Angeles.



The Comedy & Magic Club

Robin Williams. Jerry Seinfeld. Jay Leno. George Carlin. These are among the hallowed names that have performed here. If you’re hoping to catch an iconic comic performance or a hilarious newcomer, you’re likely to find it at this place. With a gorgeous beachside location, it’s no wonder that it’s been a favorite among comedians and audience members for many years. There’s also food – and of course, adult beverages galore.




Laughter is in the house at this lesser-known showcase for surprisingly big-name headliners, up-and-comers, and even open-mike comic nights. Not surprisingly, you’ll also find many female comics featured in their lineup, making this club a standout option any night. And ticket prices here tend to be uproariously inexpensive – along with the food and drink options.



The Comedy Store

Conveniently located right here in West Hollywood, The Comedy Store is a can’t-miss experience. You’ll want to spend some time simply reading the countless names of everyone who is anyone and has played here scrawled across the outside of the building. The club of actually offers three rooms, so there’s always hilarious stuff happening somewhere inside. Regulars like Bobby Lee and Brody Stevens rotate with surprise headliners such as Sarah Silverman and Russell Brand. It’s also worth a stop at their scenic outdoor bar, overlooking iconic Sunset Boulevard.



The Comedy Union

Forget the fact that this is the first black-owned and operated comedy club in LA (although that’s pretty impressive). The Comedy Union features a never-ending list of urban, non-urban, and even family-friendly comics, with Damon Wayans known to be a regular. Offering a laidback, welcoming ambiance, this place is far from the typical LA club, with ticket prices in the $5-$15 range – and chances to win free tickets online offered daily. Check for shows and tickets in advance, as they often stay dark Sunday – Tuesday nights.



The Laugh Factory

Also right here in West Hollywood, The Laugh Factory churns hilarity out on a regular basis, with a lineup that includes the likes of Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Dave Chappelle, and Kevin Nealon. Best of all they’re open nightly for lots of laughs any time you’re in town.



Whether you lean toward stand-up or more practiced routines, well-known favorites or unexpected newcomers, you’ll find exactly the kind of comedy spot you want right here in LA. For more information, simply ask the friendly concierge at The London West Hollywood for suggestions and directions during your stay with us.