Seattle is known for its rich musical history, but thanks to the ever-expanding nightlife scene, the art of comedy is on the rise throughout the greater Seattle area. Within the last few years more comedy clubs have been established, driving competition and creating a variety of venues and encouraging local talent to stay in the area. It’s no joke: laughter is beneficial for your health, so go check out the area’s favorite comedy clubs.
The Parlor Live Comedy Club, Bellevue and Seattle
After much success at their Bellevue location, the Parlor Live Comedy Club decided to open their second club in downtown Seattle. Featuring hot talent, great food and drinks, and a high-class atmosphere with an enforced dress code, the Parlor Live continues to be one of Seattle’s most frequented comedy clubs. They received the 2015 Seattle Nightlife Award for Best Comedy Club, and with headliners like Heather McDonald and Carlos Mencia, it is easy to see why. Upcoming performers include Rod Man and Jon Lovitz. For more information, visit parlorlive.com.
Laughs Comedy Spot, Kirkland
Laughs got its start in the former Bellevue DoubleTree hotel where the owners enjoyed 10 years of success.
They searched all over the Eastside for the ideal permanent location and became Kirkland’s only comedy club in the summer of 2007. Laugh’s newly remodeled 200-seat theater targets upscale patrons from the greater Seattle area. They have received much praise from the community, being named “Best of City” by Comcast. Upcoming performers include Brad Upton and Jake Johannsen. For more information, visit
The Comedy Underground, Pioneer Square
Since opening its doors in 1981, the Comedy Underground has been considered one of the most respected nightclubs in the country. They are known for presenting hilariously talented acts and many major comedians early in their careers, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld. In addition to featuring famed acts, they are committed to local talent with Monday Madness Open Mic—Seattle’s longest-running open mic. Upcoming performers include Jimmy O. Yang and Kat Radley. For more information, visit comedyunderground.com.