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Address: 3717 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-3727
Phone Number: +1 619-295-4999
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Sun 19:30 - 21:00
Thu 19:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:30

The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv...

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.

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Always an evening of laughter

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Melanie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9:30 shows are family-friendly with content that can't offend, but still super funny. I came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 adults? Absolutely terrible. We asked for a refund on tickets but was told the tickets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 creative on a seconds notice. I Appreciated the fact that it is a show that... More 

Thank Lloyd P
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is great improv comedy via games (not pre-rehearsed sketches). They are drawing on audience suggestions and participation. Lots of fun!

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The reviews for NCT San Diego here on Tripadvisor were great, and NCT I believe is associated with the Comedysportz chain which here in our hometown of Milwaukee has been rock solid wonderful the 3 times we've gone. So we had high hopes for NCT San Diego that it unfortunately did not live up to at all. One problem was... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Enjoyed some good laughs with 5 or 6 other friends. Priced well, and avoided trashy jokes. This thing thrives on audience participation. I wouldn't travel internationally to go here, but for a local girl, it's worth the night out! There are great places to eat within walking distance. Plan for an extra 10-20 minutes to find parking and walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I am so glad we came to the show! It was so funny. Lots of talent here. Our group threw out some crazy and inappropriate suggestions and the teams took them all on. My favorite game was Deaf Leprechaun. It was its debut. Wish the Ref /Gary would add it to the bucket. We will be back next trip and... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I'm not usually a comedy club type of gal, but the National Comedy Theatre was a pleasant surprise. The improve type comedy was well done and family friendly. For about the price of a movie ticket, you can see a one of a kind show! Recommend this for all!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

My spouse and I wanted to do something that would be different on New Year's Eve and this seemed like an interesting event. As advertised there was a pre-show buffet and the food was very tasty but limited. We should have had dinner at about 5:00 pm and then would have enjoyed the buffet more. Considering that this is a... More 

Thank Terry C
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I took my 17-year-old son here after a co-worker recommended it. It was a lot of fun to watch the troupe improvise their way through a variety of games. I bought the tickets to the Sunday show with my son in mind, but I found I was laughing he loudest in the room. Great for all ages! We did have... More 

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