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Where to Catch the World's Best Comedians

By Blair Krassen | February 21, 2020 | Culture

Grab a drink and laugh your butt off at these phenomenal Philly comedy venues.

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The Borgata Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City

Take a trip to Atlantic City’s luxury event center and Music Box to see live performances by Nextflix special worthy comedians including upcoming guests Tiffany Haddish, Deon Cole, Whitney Cummings and Garbriel Inglesias. Before the show, enjoy an elegant dinner at one of the hotel’s celebrity chef owned restaurants such as Wolfgang Puck or Bobby Flay Steak. Prices vary, 609.317.1000, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, theborgata.com

Philly Comedy Club

Come and see Philly based comics Rachel Fogletto, Marcus Levar, Cat Zini and more, along with headliners from all over the country, at this lively comedy venue located at the Infusion Lounge in Philadelphia’s Old City district. During the show, choose from over 60 premium whiskey options and enjoy specialty cocktails infused with freshly squeezed juices. Additionally, order food from the menu like pineapple guacamole, empanadas, and coconut crab fritters all catered by the popular restaurant, Cuba Libre. Philly Comedy Club hosts shows every Thursday night at 8:30 and Friday and Saturday at 9. During certain times of the year, the club also hosts Sunday night shows at 8:30. Tickets from $22, 267.291.4679, 16th S. Second St., phillycomedyclub.com

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Parx Casino XCite Center

Come early and dine at the Liberty Bell Gastropub or try your hand at winning big with one of the casino’s 3,200 slot machines before heading to the Xcite Center. This spring’s extraordinary comedy line-up includes The Last O.G star Tracy Morgan and Saturday Night Live weekend update legend, Colin Jost. Prices vary, 888.588.7279, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, parxcasino.com/bensalem

Helium Comedy Club

This intimate club, located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, scores big-screen comedians such as Mean Girls actor Tim Meadows and Saturday Night Live writer and cast member, Alex Moffet. Plus, Helium hosts weekly open mic nights for Philly comedians at all stages in the comedy game to try out new material. The center city venue also runs classes in sketch, stand-up and improv comedy. Tickets from $18, 215.496.9001, 2031 Sansom St., heliumcomedy.com

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Punch Line Philly

With venues across the country, Punch Line is the place where Ellen Degeneres, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and numerous other big-name celebrities first got started. Located in Philly’s new and improved Fishtown neighborhood, Punch Line Philly hosts up and coming comics to perform stand-up as well as hosts open mic nights, trivia nights and comedy drag shows. The stunning 300-seat venue with VIP seating, houses a full-service bar and restaurant offering craft beer, signature cocktails and comfort food like mozzarella sticks and popcorn shrimp. Prices vary, 215.606.6555, 33 E. Laurel St., punchlinephilly.com

The Met Philly

The recently renovated multilevel theater embroidered with stunning designs, features multiple concession stands serving beer, wine, liquor and snacks. Jim Gaffigan, Chelsea Handler and Aziz Ansari are just some of the notorious comics who have performed at this fabulous North Philly venue. Prices vary, 215.309.0112, 858 North Broad St., themetphilly.com



Photography by: Photo courtesy of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, photo courtesy of Parx Casino, photo by Steve Garfinkel