Theater & Shows in Wrigley

Up to 30% Off One-Man Comedy

"My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy!"

Huntington Beach Cent. Library

$61 $42.70

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

Up to 60% Off at The Belasco Theater

The Belasco Theater

Downtown Los Angeles

$75 $30

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Sip drinks in a 40,000-square-foot venue with a ballroom, theatre, basement lounge, and tapas bar

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show – Up to 43% Off

F.A.C.E. Runway Fashion Show

333 Live

$31.74 $18

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while watching a runway show displaying designers' 2015 collections; after-party with DJs

"The Trial of Dali" – Up to 55% Off Comedic Play

The Trial of Dali

Lounge Theatre

$16.75 $10

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Satire set in Spain in 1948 pits surrealist painter Salvador Dali against an attorney charging him with violating the moral code

Up to 54% Off Magic Show

Close Up Magic & Comedy-Live

The Santa Monica Little Theatre

$32.37 $15

Frequent Magic Castle performer shares close-up sleight of hand and dry wit

Up to 51% Off Hollywood Heist Dinner Show at Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

$75 $37

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Guests dine on three courses as a theatrical heist provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

Brea Improv – Up to 81% Off Standup

Brea Improv

Brea Improv

$100 $20

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Up-and-coming comics take the mic in a storied comedy chain that has showcased Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Latino Fashion Runway Show to Benefit Unlikely Heroes

Latino Fashion Show

Hollywood

$25 $22.50

Four Latino fashion designers show off everything from active wear to haute couture in a night benefiting Unlikely Heroes

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

ComedyJuice

Hollywood Improv

$28 $14

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Weekly Wednesday night shows bring big names in comedy

Inside Jokes Comedy Theater – Up to 44% Off Standup

The Extravaganza Official 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

Inside Jokes Comedy Club

$26.87 $15

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Comedian Clayton Thomas hosts an evening of jokes, music, and spoken-word performances

Up to 59% Off Magic Show

Intimate Illusions

Multiple Locations

$73 $30

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 40% Off Interactive Dating Debate

"The Great Love Debate"

Silverscreen Theater

$41.99 $25

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 7 love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Up to 78% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Up to 50% Off "Gotham Vixens" Burlesque

"Gotham Vixens"

Yost Theater

$30 $15

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Acclaimed burlesque performers put on a saucy "Batman"-themed show featuring classic comic-book villains

Up to 40% Off Comedy Dinner Show

"The Un-Royal Ball"

Belly Laugh Productions / Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town Pasadena

$132.12 $79

Audience members enjoy a gourmet 4-course meal while witnessing high-jinks explode during an interactive spy-comedy dinner show

Cool Beans Comedy – Up to 55% Off Standup

Cool Beans Comedy

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $15

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Six up-and-coming comics seen on shows such as Reno 911! and Grey's Anatomy take the stage with a special guest

Up to 79% Off Standup

The Ice House

The Ice House

$94.50 $20

Club carries on a 50-year tradition of hilarity that has included Robin Williams, George Lopez, and Jerry Seinfeld

Up to 32% Off Murder Mystery Dinner at The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

$144 $99

Guests enjoy a three-course meal while playing along with the detective during murder mystery dinner show

Magicopolis – Up to 65% Off Magic Show

Magicopolis

Magicopolis

$34 $17

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Husband-and-wife duo present renowned weekend stage show for all ages that incorporates magic, comedy, music, and audience participation

Up to 87% Off Standup Show at Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Ha Ha Café Comedy Club

Valley Village

$191.90 $25

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Showcases held seven days a week feature headlining comics from around the world, high-energy hosts, and surprise celebrity visits

"Always, Patsy Cline" with Sally Struthers – Up to 31% Off

"Always, Patsy Cline"

Valley Village

$91 $63

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Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert stars in a musical tale of friendship between Patsy Cline and fan Louise Seger

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The Dinner Detective eschews campy costumes and plots for an exciting evening of food-accompanied mystery and paranoia, where actors hide among the diners, playing innocent and making everyone a potential suspect. To solve the crime, guests freely interrogate one another, chivvying out clues about the murderer and determining who has a bloodthirsty look in their eyes. Between dramatic deaths and simulated police involvement, guests dig into three-course meals, washed down with bottomless iced tea, coffee, and drinks from the cash bar. The diner who comes closest to solving the mystery through their snooping goes home with a prize basket to show off to their friends or split with the murderer as per their shadowy conspiracy. Prop guns and gunshot sound effects may be used during the performance.

732 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach,
CA
US

Actor Steven Nelson, a professional with 15 years of experience, works alongside fellow instructors Curtis Andersen and Amber Robins to teach students the fundamentals of acting and improv. Workshops cover subjects ranging from cold readings to audition techniques. On-camera acting courses use a projection system to help actors study their own performances onscreen.

300 E 4th St, Ste 105
Long Beach,
CA
US

As one of the nation's leading comedy clubs, Laugh Factory offers stage time to up-and-coming talent as well as some of the most recognizable names in the industry of funny. Guests 18 and older can visit either location to hear hilarious commentaries on life and furniture assembly from a lineup of gifted comedians––past performers include George Carlin, Donald Glover, Tim Allen, and many others who have gone on to run for public office. Click here to view the upcoming schedule for both locations. Seating is first-come, first-served, so plan to show up early to claim a rump repository. In keeping with the Roman custom of having two drinks during every show, Laugh Factory enforces a two-drink minimum in its chuckle theater.

151 S Pine Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Improv Comedy: Making it Up as They Go Along

You never know what you're going to see at an improv comedy show—and that's the beauty of it. Read on to see what you should expect at a show or class and to learn just how it is that actors can put their scenes together so fast.

Even when their characters are arguing, improv comics are working from a philosophy of trust and agreement—necessary ingredients for acting together with no script. Improv comedy encompasses a broad array of styles, with the major division between short form—quick, self-contained games—and long form—a series of multiple, interconnected scenes featuring distinct beats. Accordingly, a given performance might resemble a one-act play, a Saturday Night Live–style sketch scene, or a high-energy game show. Most rely on audience suggestions to spark the flow of fresh ideas, however, and some even weave brave audience members into the action.

Perhaps the most famous long-form style is the Harold, in which performers build continuous scenes that develop and intermingle in surprising ways. The unusual name arises from a joke, according to developer Del Close's biography, The Funniest One in the Room. As Close asked his collaborators what to call the new form, someone sarcastically yelled, "Well, Harold's a nice name." Appropriately for a form devoted to spontaneous absurdity, the name stuck.

This comic form also has roots in one of America's darkest eras: the Great Depression. While working for the Works Progress Administration, Viola Spolin needed a way to teach basic theater precepts to unschooled actors of various ages and backgrounds, so she created a series of theater games that focused on the playfulness at the heart of acting. In the 1950s, her son, Paul Sills, applied her principles at the short-lived but influential Compass Players on Chicago's South Side, and, later, at The Second City—one of the most prominent comedy companies of the 20th century, with alumni including John Belushi, Tina Fey, and Steve Carell.

2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach,
CA
US

Largely known for their frequent live music, Harvelle's low-lit interior is an intimate setting for enjoying drinks, gourmet food, and live entertainment, six days a week. Huddled over candle-lit tables, couples can enjoy craft cocktails from the bar or edibles from the kitchen such as the brandy pulled-pork and brie sandwich with caramelized onions or the roasted tomato and garlic flatbread.

201 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US

Flaunt houses its knowledgeable squad of beauty defenders in a modern, upscale habitat, where they impart a variety of compliment-corralling hair services. Entrust your threads to passionate, expert hair sculptors who carefully shape and snip women's locks ($50+) or men's manes ($30+) to match a desired style, highlight facial features, and compliment trouser cut. The full menu of color services bathes hair in new hues ($55+) or tone and glazes ($25+) coiffures with a shine rivaled only by breakfast pastries. Textural-restructuring techniques iron out frizz with above-shoulder straightening ($95+) and aluminum support girders, and allow you to reinvent a bygone decade on your head with a classic permanent wave ($85+). Flaunt Salon's creative stylists continually expand their mop-top moxie through continuing education that plugs them into the latest trends without sculpting pairs of scissors out of Play-Doh.

2204 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US