The Comedy Department
The Comedy Department
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Saturday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
The Comedy Department offers two incredible shows every Saturday! Saturday Night Laughs at 730PM and 930PM! Come see some of North America's best improv comedians as they create hilarious scenes based entirely on audience suggestions! Get your laugh on at The Show Cellar- 1755 Davie Street. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, you'll love this show! It's a fast-paced, laugh riot and no two shows are the same!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • brendaaE4449WU
    Langley, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best comedy night in Vancouver
    This is a guaranteed laugh and a great way to spend your Saturday night. Great option for a date or night out with friends. Small venue helped the show feel really interactive. This talented cast has been entertaining audiences at various Vancouver venues for years and don’t disappoint! Get out and enjoy theatre sports this Saturday!
    Wow. So wonderful to read this review! We're blushing! We love bringing the laughs to big supporters of comedy like yourself. Don't be a stranger!
    Written May 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Dalal A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ⭐️THIS PLACE IS AMAZING⭐️
    One of the best interactive experiences here in Vancouver! We absolutely loved every minute! The team were hilarious, fun, and extremely welcoming! If you’re looking for a good time and a good laugh on a Saturday night, GO TO THE COMEDY DEPARTMENT💯⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    What a review!! Wow. Thanks so much! We are super happy you "loved every minute"! We wouldn't be here without great folks like you supporting local comedy!
    Written May 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2023
  • George M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and see this show!
    My first improv event and wasn’t sure what to expect. This show far exceeded my expectations. Great show, guys are hilarious and we enjoyed the friendly interaction with the audience. Will be going back for sure! Highly recommend this event. Great value, and the table service is excellent too.
    Wow! First improv show? We are thrilled we were your first and that it was a great experience! Come on back!
    Written June 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Joao Vitor S
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show! Totally recommend
    Wow, this improv show was a total blast! They were seriously funny and knew exactly how to get the crowd going. You could tell they really clicked with each other, making the whole thing even better. They took suggestions from us in the audience and turned them into comedy gold right on the spot. Totally recommend
    Wow! What an awesome way to wake up this morning to read your review! Thank you so much for supporting live comedy! So glad you had a such a great time. Please come back soon!
    Written September 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Mallory F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun laughter filled night out in Vancouver!
    For a small local venue, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by how talented and funny the improv and comedy was. Highly recommend for a night out! And if you’re looking for entertainment in the west end, support these guys they deserve it!
    We're so glad to have surprised you! Thank you so very much for supporting live, local comedy in the West End! Come on back! With improv, it s a new and different show every week!
    Written September 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Maxe JB
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great night out
    I wrote a review on Google and thought I should post one here as well because I cannot recommend this show enough, especially if you are visiting Vancouver! It is a great place to get your Saturday night started with lots of laughter, or make an evening of it - there is full service during the show. Funny is putting it mildly. 5 stars.
    We love a good double-up on reviews! Thanks for taking twice the time ! We hope to see you soon!
    Written October 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Kevin C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SO SO IMPRESSED :)
    My definite go-to when I need a good laugh :D Awesome ambience/venue, great crowds and the best actors. A check out MUST when in the city !! I'm a tough nut to crack when it comes to laughter, so if this group can make me laugh that says A LOT <3
    We're so happy to crack a tough nut! Thanks so much for supporting live local comedy. It means A LOT <3
    Written November 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Nicole S
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love Improv! ✨♥️
    I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! The improv was hilarious, the crowd was participating in helping inform scenes and the performance was just brilliant! So much talent in this group. Highly recommend for a date night with a group or alone - you will not be disappointed!
    Aw shucks! Thanks for these kind words. Happy to have given you some big laughs. Don't be a stranger!
    Written November 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Megan S
    Port Coquitlam, Canada18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hilarious Night That I Never Wanted To End ♥️
    This was the funnest night we’ve all had in a long time! I’m not sure if I’ve laughed so hard at an Improv show before 😂 I loved how they were able to keep the audience so involved and everyone was in choice on how much they wanted to participate. It was such a blast and the improv games were complex and the entire team just knocked them out of the park. 💃 I am adding this to my self care list as something I need to do with friends and family monthly. This time we did a triple date with my sister, her husband, my best friend and her husband, and myself and my partner. It was so nice to do this experience all together! I can’t wait to bring my parents with us next time. 🎄 It brought us all together for a night of memories and laughter that will be remembered forever. ♥️
    Wow. What a thoughtful review! Thanks for taking the time ! Love the "self care" angle! Who needs a hot bath when you can have good old-fashioned giggles?! We hope to see you again soon!
    Written November 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 19, 2023
  • trina m
    Courtenay, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something not to miss in Vancouver
    OMG!! I've never watched a lot of improv before. And now I don't want to stop. The show was so funny, I was almost embarrassed how loud I was laughing. The quick-wittedness and mannerisms of the comedians had me in tears. I can still think of the show and laugh out loud. I am definitely going to be going again and want to see as many officials as possible. I would highly recommend it to anyone. If I was here for another Saturday I would definitely be going back. The show's different every time because it's improv. I'm definitely coming back when I visit again.
    OMG! Thanks for the great review. Never be embarrassed about laughing your face off at The Comedy Department. We can't wait to see you again!
    Written December 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 18, 2023
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Amadea d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such a funny show, the trio are hilarious and I was laughing almost the entire time, would highly recommend! I’ll be back!
Written March 16, 2024
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So glad you had a great time! So did we!! We love our jobs. Can't wait to do it all again sometime! Thanks for supporting live comedy!
Written March 17, 2024
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Ricardo P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Very talented guys! Wasn't sure if I was gonna like it but actually had a great time! Really funny hahahahahahahahahaha
Written March 10, 2024
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Glad we gave you such a great time! Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review! It means a lot. We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 17, 2024
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Grainne O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Such a great night, venue and atmosphere. The things these guys can come up with blows my mind. Section of the show called blind line was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommend. Well done Scott, Brian and Micheal
Written March 10, 2024
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Wow! Thanks for this great review! We had a blast that night so we're glad you did too! Come back and see us sometime!
Written March 17, 2024
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Angel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The skits were so funny. They tried out things I’ve never seen done before. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for good laughs with bae.
Written March 9, 2024
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Thanks so much for coming! And we definitely love being the go-to for laughs with bae! Don't be a stranger!
Written March 17, 2024
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Jaime B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It’s been 42 years since I’ve seen such an AMAZING show!! We had such a great time and if we were in town longer we would come to a second performance!
Written March 9, 2024
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Wow..that's a long dry spell for AMAZING! Glad we could be os assistance:) Come say hi when you're in town again!
Written March 17, 2024
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Fab_Elizalde
Vancouver, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
So much talent.!! I laughed a lot . I know some of the members from other events and I was very happy to see them here and meet new ones
Come see them !
Written March 9, 2024
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We're thrilled we delivered the funny for you and so glad that you found us! Can't wait to do it all again sometime! Thanks for supporting live local comedy:)
Written March 17, 2024
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Francesco B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Every comedian has their own touch, very funny improv show . Would recommend to anyone who wants to have a great saturday night
Written March 9, 2024
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Yes, we all have our own vibe for sure! Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review. We hope to see you again sometime soon!
Written March 17, 2024
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Vesselina H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Fun way to get an evening started with the friends. Improv with audience suggestions, if they get lucky with the right ideas, it really works. Light-hearted laughs for a Saturday night.
Written February 24, 2024
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You were an awesome audience volunteer! Thanks for playing with us and for supporting local comedy! See you soon we hope!
Written February 26, 2024
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Amy F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Super fun way to lighten your life and shake your heavies out! Great entertainment for visitors, or if your week has just sucked and you need to laugh, a lot.
Written February 24, 2024
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We love this review! And we're so glad to have lifted your spirits! Laughs definitely take the edge off! Hope to see you again soon:).
Written February 26, 2024
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Cory S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very funny and made very hilarious skits out of quirky prompts. Didn’t have any expectations going in and they blew it out of the park. Would definitely come back in the future.
Written February 11, 2024
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This review is out of the park! Thanks so much for checking us out last night. It was a crqzy evening of stupid fun and we're so glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon!
Written February 11, 2024
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