Prior to standing up, comedians searched for an effective position to deliver laughs, including lying down, back to the audience, and sitting with head in lap and sobbing. Chuckle at the standy people with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to The Downtown Comedy Club (a $20 value).
One of the first comedy clubs in downtown Los Angeles, The Downtown Comedy Club goes for the gut every weekend, where founding Saturday Night Live cast member Garrett Morris hosts a side-splitting slew of farceurs. The bill is loaded with comics from television, movies, and defensive-driving school, including Second City’s David Pompeii (February 2) and comedian, writer, and actress Liz Stewart (February 12). The Downtown Comedy Club offers a money-back guarantee if knees go unslapped, spit takes remain dry, or guffaws don't guffaw, and asphyxiates the typical two-drink minimum that less confident comedy clubs strictly enforce.
- Every weekend well-known and up-and-coming comics take the stage at the Downtown Comedy Club. Hosts Kevin Garnier and Garrett Morris (hilarious original “Saturday Night Live” cast member) do it for the love of it. And you’ll love the atmosphere they’ve created at their Gallery Row space. This is not your typical Hollywood all-we-care-about-is-the-two-drink-minimum comedy club. – Julie Riggott, Culture Spot Weekly
- Very funny comedians. Very attentive management. We enjoyed our evening and will be back. – Tom M., Yelp
Garrett Morris’ Downtown Blues and Comedy Club
A rare outlet for commercially sanctioned laughter in downtown Los Angeles, Garrett Morris’ Downtown Blues and Comedy Club helps visitors escape the stresses of the workweek with a rotating stable of top-tier standup talent every Friday and Saturday. Comic legend Garrett Morris, now seen as Earl on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, hosts showcases of comic talent with charming wit and tales of how he outlived the original cast of Saturday Night Live. The bill remains consistently loaded with fresh-faced and seasoned funny folk, with past luminaries including George Lopez, Margaret Cho, and Wayne Brady, along with aspiring stars in the twilight before their first mismatched-marriage sitcom.
Keeping true to its name and Morris’ roots in the New Orleans music scene, the venue often punctuates its comedy shows with performances from top blues artists—including Morris himself, who has lent his soulful pipes to the Harry Belafonte Singers—that add melody to the mirth. While weekend shows feature Garrett’s hosting and harmonies along with the headlining acts, the Thursday Night Experience allows youthful burgeoning comics and musicians to hog the spotlight.
Downtown Los Angeles
114 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, California 90013