Top Five Comedy Clubs in Orange County
Contrary to a lot of what we write about our little county, there are times when people in OC are actually funny on purpose. Not typically thought of as a stronghold for stand-up comedy, you'd be surprised at the gloriously irreverent, local and nationally touring comedians that line up to have their backs against a brick wall at our local comedy clubs and open mics every night of the week. If switching things up with a mix of dark watering holes, indie clubs and trusted chain venues is your thing, than there are no shortage of places in OC to get your laugh on. Such as life, some places are better than others so we decided to give you our list of the top five comedy clubs that are worth your time.
5. Surf City Comedy Club (Huntington Beach)
When two comics get together to open a comedy club you know you are in for a good time. That is the exact scenario with Jeff Capri and Bob Perkell and their spot, Surf City Comedy Club in Huntington Beach. Every Friday and Saturday night you are in for a treat with an ever changing line-up that has included the comedic chops of Allen Havey, Gene Pompa, Danny Villalpando, and Eric Schwartz. You can even get into the action if you are an aspiring funny lady or man and need some pointers as they hold comedy classes on Tuesday's.
7227 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach; (949) 287-3161.
4. City National Grove of Anaheim (Anaheim)
If a marquee comedian in a larger (yet still intimate) venue is what you are looking for, stop your search at the City National Grove of Anaheim. While they're generally known for their amazing musical acts, in between bands, the Grove is squeezing in some of the best comedic talent from around the country. Margaret Cho, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lisa Lampanelli, George Lopez, and Sinbad have all made the rounds to Anaheim so make sure you check their schedule because you just never know who's going to come through to dish out the hilarity!
2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim; (724) 712-2700.