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National Comedy Theatre

3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
+1 619-295-4999
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Impressive fast and funny improv!

The first half was great. They picked a couple out of the audience, asked some questions, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keilani L
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Boise, Idaho
Come out for some laughs!

This place always is a good time! Impromptu comedy at its finest. Every show is different. The... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Susan D
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San Diego, California
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The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv comedy show and the longest running show in the history of the city. Performances every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
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+1 619-295-4999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first half was great. They picked a couple out of the audience, asked some questions, and re-enacted their courtship in a truly hilarious manner. So quick and funny. And clean. The second half also involved a couple from the audience but it lagged a...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This place always is a good time! Impromptu comedy at its finest. Every show is different. The comedians are quick witted with audience participation. The later shows are adult humor. But the earlier show keep it clean and are great family fun. Stop into the...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were lucky to find NCT a few years ago and try to go as often as we can, just us adults, or with our teenage kids as well. We laugh so hard every time we attend a performance -- Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is hard to really judge this after only seeing it once but we were visiting the area so we may not get back. If you are driving do go early to find a parking spot and to find the theatre. There is different theatre...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

NCT never fails to delight. It's Improv, not stand-up comedy, which imho makes it much funnnier. The audience is part of the show, which is fun, too. There were all ages at the show I was at, from kids to grandparents -- and EVERYONE was...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The National Comedy Theatre is a true treasure. We attended the late Sat. Improv show and were absolutely wowed by the comedians/actors and their level of abilities and how top notch their performances were. The setting is quaint and the concessions are NOT outrageous! This...More

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a great 60-90 minute show of live comedy all made up on the spot by the performers based on suggestions from the audience. A super talented cast put on great shows all weekend evenings. It's all ages, so there's no profanity -- and...More

Thank Ernest G
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was my 5th time seeing a show at the NCT. It really never disappoints. Since this is improv comedy, there are a lot of variables and different cast members, but it's reliably entertaining and a fun way to spend an evening. The 7:30 and...More

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited last night and went to the 9.45pm show and we were very disappointed, so much so that we left 30 minutes into the show. It was like watching a Nickelodeon Junior TV show, I'm sure it would be good for kids but for...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Good show and the best part is that you never really know what your'e going to get. The improve nature of the show is uncomfortable at times but that is what makes it so good. You get to see people be witty and funny and...More

Thank Lloyd P
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dwp673
17 November 2017|
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Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Hi - We reserve seats together for all large parties of 8 or more, so that will happen automatically. Just try to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime, so that we can get you to your reserved seats, to make it all run... More
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Carl P
15 October 2017|
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Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Tickets to the Mainstage show are $18/adults and $14/students and seniors.
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prepper
18 June 2017|
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Response from NCTSD | Property representative |
Hi - The shows run about 100 minutes or so in length. The 7:30 show is typically out by 9:15 and the 9:45 show is typically out by 11:30.
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