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The Comedyworks

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1238 Bishop Street | Just below St. Catherine, right next to Irish Embassy Pub, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2E3, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Comedyworks is Montreal's longest-standing comedy club, located in the...

Comedyworks is Montreal's longest-standing comedy club, located in the middle of downtown in it's original classically intimate venue on Bishop Street. Five shows a weekend plus open mic on Sunday and Mondays, improv on Tuesdays, and sketch comedy on Wednesdays. Great food available, prepared fresh on premises. Souther BBQ, fried chicken, burgers, etc. Daily food and drink specials. Plus: free late night karaoke!

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Typical small comedy venue

This place is a small venue upstairs at the John Doe bar. We came in on a Saturday night. Bar was empty when we showed up except the bartender. This was about 30 minutes prior to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Steve J
Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This place is a small venue upstairs at the John Doe bar. We came in on a Saturday night. Bar was empty when we showed up except the bartender. This was about 30 minutes prior to show time. She greeted us and told us to grab a table or a seat the bar and that the venue would open in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to catch a couple of great acts at this venue. The service was friendly and it was a really great evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining show in a cute part of town with lots of character... we attended an open mic night, which was very well done. It's a very intimate venue with lots of audience interaction - don't sit too close to the front if you don't want to get called out! Definitely would recommend... we were here on a Monday night,... More 

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montreal, quebec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were just walking around downtown the hubby and I on a monday night when we ended up on Bishop street and saw Comedyworks and said ya sure why not. We were just in time it was 5 dollars to get in and were hoping to laugh. We sure did. A few comedians came out they each had 5 min.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

3 comedians. Very interactive with audience. Funny. Good drinks, skip the food, very greasy. Bar staff are very nice.

Thank Kevin E
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Not sure why the address is wrong as this club is on Bishop. It used to be a great place to see stand up and we would go every time we were in Montreal but the last 3 times we went is has been dismally sad. Went in July 2016 during just for laughs thinking that might cause them to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We always visit this club when we are in Montreal... usually once a year. They never disappoint. Last visit I laughed so hard my face hurt.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Went to the new and improved Comedyworks for the 1st time last night. As always friendly staff and familiar faces. The new decor has really improved the ambiance but they have managed to keep the cozy vibe regulars are accustomed too. Great show as always! Cheers for efforts well spent to save this great Montreal landmark!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

One of our favourite things to do on a Friday or Saturday evening. Very good quality stand up and great ambiance.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

My boyfriend and I attended this show on Friday March 14th, 2014. We showed up early enough to have a drink in the bar downstairs and ended up running into the main comedian Eddie King. He was very friendly and funny. We were probably two of the youngest people at the show, but found that the jokes worked for all... More 

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