You don’t have to go far to find great comedy in Raleigh. Whether you’re looking for a stand-up performance, musical comedy, or improv show, you’ll find it at the comedy clubs in town. They say laughter is the best medicine so get your fix at these six venues.


Goodnights Comedy

Goodnights Comedy Club is the place to go for stand-up comedy in Raleigh. In fact, the club has earned the reputation for being one of the top comedy clubs in America! Goodnights Comedy Club has hosted comedic legends such as Jerry Seinfeld and the late Robin Williams so you know you’re in for a treat. The club also features a line-up of local and national acts, guaranteed to deliver laughs.


Kings Barcade

Kings Barcade features a diverse mix of musical acts, stand-up comedy, and game show nights. The intimate venue is located in downtown Raleigh in a three-story building that also houses an underground bar and restaurant so you can grab a drink and food before the show. Kings Barcade puts on a stand-up comedy showcase for both local and national talent called, “The Dangling Loafer.”



If you’re looking to try your hand at comedy or support emerging talent, you must check out ComedyWorx! The independent improv and sketch-comedy club holds weekly classes for all levels plus live improv comedy shows every weekend. Grab a beer and a snack at the concession stand to enjoy during the show.



Motorco is primarily a music venue, but don’t let that fool you! On special evenings, the music hall hosts live comedy for “Motorco Comedy Night.” Both nationally-recognized comedians and rising stars like Ryan Singer perform on Motorco’s stage.


Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre puts on some of the best community theater in the region. There isn’t a bad seat in the house in this cozy theatre, and each production feels personal. You can see a variety of performances here, but some of the best are the outrageous musical comedies. Get ready for plenty of belly laughs all night long – and be sure to stop by the beautiful rose garden outside beforehand!


North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre

Where to Find the Best Comedy in Raleigh


North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre is a nonprofit, community-based theater that provides quality entertainment and instruction in the performing arts. Among the varied types of performances, you can find hilarious comedies that put you right in the middle of the action.


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