Microphones are like stiff drinks—both make voices louder, jokes easier to understand, and arguments into spectator sports. Summon spirited guffaws with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two tickets to Goodnight’s Comedy Club (up to a $45 value).
As a staple of the national comedy scene, Goodnight’s counts such superstar standups as Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Robin Williams among its laughing alumni. The club is also a comedy incubator, fostering chuckle chicks into the Foghorn Leghorns of standup. Goodnight’s upcoming calendar is penciled full of merrymakers, such as Mitch Fatel, Kevin Meaney and time-traveling medieval jesters. Performances run several nights a week, with many late and early shows, catering to early birds, night owls, and rubber chickens.
Though filling mouths with laughs is Goodnight’s primary responsibility, the club also fills stomachs with food and drink from one of three bars and restaurants. Make a pit stop at Old Bar, the downstairs grub-and-libation station with live music, burgers, Tex-Mex fare, and more than 20 different kind of beers.
Goodnight's Comedy Club
Tiny combustions and the smell of butter emanate from Goodnight's Comedy Club's vintage popcorn maker as nationally touring standups such as Marc Maron and Ralphie May step up to the mic. With a brick wall behind them and a checkered floor below, these headliners spin their comic yarns as popcorn, Buffalo wings, and cocktails deftly land on tables. In addition to its cabaret menu of apps and drinks, the club is connected to two restaurants. Every month, the mostly private Grille at Goodnight's unveils a new menu of upscale American fare, from prime rib to lobster mac n cheese and pumpkin ravioli that turns into carriage ravioli at midnight. The Old Bar Restaurant and Bar resides underneath Goodnight's, treating diners to more casual fare in the form of burgers and Tex-Mex platters.
861 W Morgan St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603Get Directions