Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Comedy Spot, Arlington, VA

The Comedy Spot in Arlington, Virginia is a great place to go for children and adults of all ages. While they are only open Thursday night-Saturday night, they tailor their impov comedy shows to a variety of different ages. Thursday nights are open mic night, which are geared towards teens and adults. In order to participate, you only need to email the comedy club. On Friday nights at 8pm and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, The Comedy Spot also hosts their comedy sportz program which has teams competing for points and laughs. This is a family friendly show and is meant to be kept clean, but may not necessarily be geared specifically towards children. However, Saturdays at 3pm, they specifically have a comedy sportz 4 kidz show which is kept strictly PG and is great for kids starting as young as first grade. Children are provided the opportunity to come up on stage and participate, and are aided by the comedy professionals that work there. On Saturday nights at 10pm, the club takes on a more adult feel as they offer the Blue Show, which offers adult humor with an R rating. Please make sure not to bring your children to this show as it is not appropriate for youths.

The shows range in price from $10-$15 and the place is well maintained (other than the restrooms which were a bit dirty). When we went to The Comedy Spot, it was on a Sunday night without kids, as they also offer private shows for work parties, birthday parties, and other occasions as well. The comedians were very funny, and did a great job of incorporating the audience into their show, calling people up or asking for audience participation for each skit that they did. While children were not around when we went, the comedians definitely seemed like they would do a fantastic job of putting on children’s birthday parties as well. If you are a fan of Whose Line is it Anyway or want to get your budding comedian a chance to participate in front of a larger audience than just family, this is a great place to go.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Ballston Common Mall  
4238 Wilson Blvd - Arlington, VA


ComedySportz 8PM/$15/PG
The Blue Show 10PM/$15/R

ComedySportz4kidz 3PM/$10/PG
ComedySportz  7:30PM/$15/PG
The Blue Show 10pm/$15/R


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  3. I knew about this place, but I never knew it was family oriented (or an improv spot). I thought it was your average comedy club. Thanks for posting!