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Address: 12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone Number:
+1 813-960-1197
16:00 - 03:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Side Splitters Comedy Club has been Tampa Bay's premier comedy showplace...

Side Splitters Comedy Club has been Tampa Bay's premier comedy showplace since 1992. We have live comedy shows with nationally touring headliners each week Thursday - Sunday. We offer food, a full bar, and all our shows are now non-smoking. Please keep us in mind for your date night, birthday party, or upcoming fundraiser.

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Don't buy drinks at the bar!

There is a 2 drink miminum per person. They are clear about this from the get go. However, If you purchase drinks at the bar, it does not go toward your 2 drink per person... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce P
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Gainesville, Florida
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were friendly, server efficient and nice laid back atmosphere. Comedian was hilarious. Will be back!

Thank forestoftheunicorn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a 2 drink miminum per person. They are clear about this from the get go. However, If you purchase drinks at the bar, it does not go toward your 2 drink per person requirement. Got burned last Saturday night by this! This is a terrible business practice and because of this they BLEW IT. Bar staff should have... More 

1 Thank Bruce P
San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Pregame, Uber, drink some very delicious Rum Runners while snacking on nachos to soak up some of that alcohol while laughing at the extremely funny comedian, then hit the bar to finish the night off with some dancing. Sounds like a delightful night to me. We always have a good time when we go here and have never had a... More 

Thank Sunshine905
St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If a person purchases their seats in advance it will give you the option to pick the desired seats which we certainly appreciated. When we arrived, we were escorted to our seats. However the specific seats that I carefully selected were occupied. I asked for the manager. I explained to Brian Thompson (the GM) the situation. I asked him if... More 

3 Thank Corey362
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Located in a close Northwest suburb of Tampa this club is well run and offers a great view of the stage from any seat in the room. Great reservation system on their website which allows you to select your exact seats for any show. We had the table in the front row for the Saturday night late show of Gilbert... More 

Thank Robert B
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go with friends or for date night. The comedy can be hit-or-miss sometimes. Last time we went we loved all the acts. We went again a few nights ago and the feature act, J.B. Ball, was fabulous! He is a local guy and his jikes and timing were perfect. However, Gary Valentine's, the headliner,... More 

Thank Tracy B
Tampa, Florida
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151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Overall had a great time. All 3 acts were good and prices were average. My two complaints however would be the food was barely mediocre - definitely plan to eat dinner before hand, and the seating was not ideal for larger groups. When asked if we could pull a chair up for our 5th member to our 4 party table... More 

Thank Anon8815
Palm Harbor, Florida
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We attended a Side Splitters Comedy Club about two months ago. It was a pretty good show overall but we found out after being seated, that the seats you choose online are not necessarily the ones you get seated in. Most recently, we were called by Side Splitters and comped 4 tickets just because we have been there. We accepted... More 

Thank MyLeMel
SideSplitters C, General Manager at Side Splitters Comedy Club, responded to this review

I am sorry sorry to hear of your experiences here. When you pre-pay for tickets in advance you are guaranteed to get that table. If you do not show up, those seats sit empty. I'm sorry if this did not happen or if there was some confusion. I would love to hear more about this if you would like to... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This club has some history it's a little past its prime. The interior could use a little freshening up. The acts were good. The food/ drinks were fair priced( you have to purchase 2 items) Parking was a challenge. Overall it was a good experience and I would go back.

1 Thank Matt Y
Spring Hill, Florida
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90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went to see Piff the Magic Dragon, his show was Great!!! I don't mind the two items minimum, but offer more food items. Service was slow and spotty at best.

Thank Frederick A

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