The Best NJ Comedy Clubs

Comedy clubs with top talent in a variety of venues

NJ Comedy Clubs

Due to its close proximity to NYC, New Jersey comedy venues and shows attract top talent who also perform in NYC, or have chosen to live nearby in NJ.

While Comedy venues have not seen a return to their peak days in the eighties, many have been closed because poor business practices and the venues that have survived are well financed and able to attract headliners.

While there has been a substantial paring down of clubs in line with the supply of headliners, today the successful New Jersey comedy venues are well financed and cover the costs of headliners with cover charges.

At one point there were many more New Jersey comedy venues than headliners, and in order to survive, some clubs decided to start headlining people who weren't headliners and that had 50 minutes of time killing material. The audiences were quick to experience this tactic and quit coming to these clubs.

Many of these venues turned to alternative ways of filling their clubs by letting people in for free and making their money off the drinks.

Northern New Jersey Comedy Clubs

Bananas Comedy Club
Bananas Comedy Club
at the Holiday Inn
283 Route 17 South
Hasbrouck Heights

Open since 1988 features performances by up-and-coming and national comedians. Friday at 9:30pm - $12, Saturday at 8:00 (smoke free) & 10:30pm - $15. One item minimum. Prices are higher for special shows/attractions. They offer a Dinner Package at Verbena Restaurant. Dinner is served 2 hours before Show time Dinner Package guests get priority reserved, up front seating for the show. Finger food is available in the club. Overnight packages featuring dinner, the show, and room are also available. Plenty of free parking

Comedy Cove
The Comedy Cove @ Scotty's
595 Morris Ave
Springfield, NJ

The Comedy Cove line-up features some of the top comics, many of whom have appeared on network and cable TV programs. Most shows are on Friday & Saturdays at 9 pm.

The Comedy Shoppe
The Comedy Shoppe
Park East
2973 Route 35N
Hazlet, NJ

Courtyard Marriott
15 Howard Blvd<
Mount Arlington NJ

Black Stone Pub & Grill
87 Route 23 North
Wantage, NJ

132 Park Ave
Rutherford, NJ

 (866) 552-6633
With four New Jersey locations, they feature the areas top comedians with open mic nights, special shows and fund-raisers.

Central New Jersey Comedy Clubs

Bust a Gut Comedy Club
Bust-A-Gut Comedy Club
Nino’s Coal Fired Pizza
2105 Rt 35 N
Ocean Twp, NJ

The room is small with seating for 69 people providing an up-close, fun experience and a great vibe for comedy. They attract performers from large venues in Atlantic City, NYC and Las Vegas.
Comedy shows every Saturday night.@ 9pm.
In addition to regularly scheduled shows, they are able to accommodate fund-raisers.

Catch A Rising Star
Catch a Rising Star
The Hyatt Regency
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ

iPlay America
110 Schank Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728

Catch a Rising Star, the legendary NYC Comedy club with over thirty-five years of launching the careers of some of America's most popular television and film stars, top comedians, comic actors, musicians, directors, producers and writers.

Garden State Comedy Club
Garden State Comedy Club
Flemington-Raritan Diner
324 State Rt 31
Flemington, NJ

They have scheduled comedy shows, open MIC nights and Improv for stand up comedy.

Stress Factory Comedy Club
Stress Factory
90 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ
Entertaining New Jersey for over 20 years with the top stand-up comedians. Located a few blocks from Rutgers University, features national acts as well as up and coming performers. Vinnie Brand, your host for the evening, is sure to make an appearance and crack a few jokes as well. Food and drinks are available as well as dinner/show packages.

Southern New Jersey Comedy Clubs

Borgata Comedy Club
Borgata Comedy Club
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
One Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ
The most renowned comics on the circuit – some famous, some soon-to-be. And all up-close and personal on the primary stage for laughter in Atlantic City.
Comedy Cabaret
Comedy Cabaret Comedy Club at Casa Carollo Restaurant
200 North Route 73 (Corner of Route 73 & Baker Blvd. Next to Chick-fil-A.)
Marlton, NJ

Since 1980 The Comedy Stop has been a popular comedy venue for top comics and rising stars. They also offers a complete food menu, comedy group packages.

Hideaway Comedy Club
Hideaway Comedy Club
151 S New York Ave
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 706-2101

This is AC Comedy Club, away from the glitzy casino's, is affordable with great value. The ambiance gives off a speakeasy vibe from the past.
Parking is free in a private lot across the street.
Thursdays are open mic nights. Fridays and Saturdays they step up the pace with top headliners.

Knuckleheads Comedy Club
Knuckleheads Comedy Club
Howard Johnson Hotel
955 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ
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Comedy shows as scheduled. The shows are not frequently scheduled. Please check website for schedule & tickets. They have had comedy shows with national comedians who have appeared on Letterman,Conan, and Comedy Central.

Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club
Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club
520 Arnold Ave.
Point Pleasant, NJ
Now one of the popular comedy clubs in Ocean County, Uncle Vinnie's is owned by 2 brothers from Belleville, NJ, They feature the areas top comedians with open Mic nights, special shows and fund-raisers.


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