Denver >Arts & Entertainment > Comedy Works
1226 15th St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.747926 -104.998295
Neighborhoods: LoDo, Union Station, Northwest Denver
Comedy Works is AMAZING! – I have been to many shows at Comedy Works in Downtown Denver, but recently I went to a show at Comedy Works in the DTC! I had the most amazing experience! The customer service is awesome at both location, the facilities are top notch, the food and beverage choices are delicious, and of course the comedians are always great! The thing I love the most about both Comedy Works locations is that they have different themed nights such as: Chicks Rule, Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New Talent Night, The Funny Final 4 Comedy Night, The National College Stand-up Competition, and many more! Being new to Denver, and having attended many comedic performances all over the country, I have to say that Comedy Works has been my favorite experience.
Comedy King in Denver – As a comedy fan who has recently moved to Denver, I can assure those who have not been to Comedy Works that they are in for a treat. The quality of comedy is second to none. I've seen Doug Benson, Tom Pappa, & David Alan Grier just to name a few comedians over the last year. The Larimer Square showroom is intimate and one is only feet away from the comedian. If you need a good laugh, Comedy Works is the place to go.
Not funny – Nothing good to say about this place. From the wait staff that is very rude, to the poles in the way, to the very cramped seating. I will not be going back. I have never seen bouncers in a commedy club. By the way the bouncers treat the patrons they must get paid for each person they persuade to leave. The only noise they allow is laughter, but only at the right time. Drinks are expensive and weak. Don't waste your time or money!
Security is a big joke – I visited the Comedy Works last night and I witnessed the staff of Comedy Works ignore a large oversize belligerent bully threaten multiple members of the audience. Upon notifying the management of Comedy Works of the problem, they elected to ignore the problem rather than address and went so far as to shake the thug's hand. Our group alerted Comedy Works managment to the disruption caused by this group and how it ruined the show, and they proceeded to ban our entire group of four people from returning to the club for reporting the problem. Security and the Management of Comedy Works is a joke and I will never return this place. This place is terrible, and definitley not a safe place to take your girlfiend or wife as management has no concern for the safety or enjoyment of show of their patrons.
Read all the review and do the math. – Beware - read all the reviews - and- do the math! At the time of this writing there were 26 reviews with a total of 77 stars. Divide 77 by 26 and the overall rating would be less than 3 - yet somehow citysearch has this place ranked almost a 5? The place is crowded even when it's not full because the chairs are jammed in like sardines. The food is not good, service is atrocious - and the place just feels dirty.
Awesome time! – My husband and I went to see Joe Rogan last night and it was amazing! First of all the show was awesome, I have never laughed so hard in my entire life! And though it does have cramped seating it makes the room feel very intimate and the laughter engulfs you. The staff was very friendly and overall we had a great night on the town.
Thugs, dishonest policies – What kind of business charges you a hefty cover, then REQUIRES you to purchase at least two drinks? It's a rip off. To satisfy my requirement, I ordered chicken strips, which count as a drink, and a coke. I got 5, fatty, reprocessed strips, for $9.00, and a coke that they kept refilling. Turns out the refills were not free. They were $4.00 a piece. They refused to take the extra cokes off and charged me full price. They also have a very weird rule about how you cannot leave the club without having your bill stamped first. Who the hell are they to tell me when I can leave? There's no parking on top of it all. So, enjoy the comedy while you're abused and imprisoned. This over-priced hassle just isn't worth the laughs and something should be done about their absurd, anti-customer rules.
Prospective Customer – I was searching the internet for something for me and my boyfriend to do tonight. We have been talking about Comedy Works. After reading the reviews, I am going to choose someplace else to give my money. Let's face it, anywhere you go to have a good time costs money! Cover or ticket prices are outrageous, but if it is fun, I don't mind spending the money, and drink prices are ridiculous and I was just convinced by the reviews I have read that we should not try Comedy Works. Being treated poorly by employees and security is not worth a couple of funny lines, rock concert ticket prices, weak drinks and lets not forget the fabulous parking options in downtown Denver.
Does anyone know of any other comedy clubs I might try????
terrifying – The service here doesn't just stop at rude. This was the strangest, scariest night of my life. I didn't know that you are not allowed to leave the club during the show. I was feeling chlosterphobic in that dungeon of a club and so I went outside during the show to wait for it to end and for my friends to come out. The staff surrounded me and accused me of trying to walk out on my tab. I told them that my boyfriend and 20 of coworkers remained inside to pay the check. Instead of just verifying my story they called security and took me into the back room, where they continued to harass me until they learned that my boyfriend had in fact already paid the check. When I tried to tell my boyfriend what happened the staff started yelling at me and told him I was making it up. I have never been so insulted or scared.
Horrible Club ALL AROUND!!! READ THIS!! – First of all, word on the street is that the comedians themselves are ripped off because their pay is based on the number of patrons (paid for 270 seats, when the real number is more like 350 seats)! tsk tsk. second, the employees are treated horrible by the management, so it makes sense that they are a bit snippy. Third, the venue is horrible. It?s a hot cramped little basement room with big poles in front of many of the seats, and loud ventilation systems. I couldn't really see how some of the patrons on the sidelines could even see the acts. Ladies, don't wear a skirt, because you'll be lifting your legs high to climb into your bucket seat. The menu consists of various freeze dried, then deep fried/micro waved 'things'. None of which are any good, or cooked properly. Stay away if you're a vegetarian, its all fried in the same fat. Somehow I question the cleanliness of the kitchen. I actually saw a dog in there once. Our waitress said it was the owners? wow. Pay no mind to the great reviews of the other members. THE only good thing about this place is the actual comedy, but its hard to enjoy after being condescended by the people selling the tickets, fist fighting for your seat, and being forced to pay at least 20 bones for refreshments! Ouch. Very overpriced, and too much ice in the drinks and not nearly enough liquor. I hate that. You'll need a few of these to overcome the frustration of shelling out way too much cash to stare at the back of a pole to 'listen' to a comedian. Highly un-enjoyable experience. I shall never return. Oh and forget about parking. period. If you must go, I would suggest a few mg's of Valium first. You're liable to lose your temper and they WILL kick you out.
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