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Do you like to laugh and enjoy a great time? Then, you’ll love the stand up comedy opportunities in Pittsburgh. Make sure you visit these places to get the laughs that you desire with lots of other great opportunities for a great time, too. Here are the best venues to check out the stand up comedy in the Pittsburgh area.

Arcade Comedy Theater
811 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 339-0608

The Arcade Comedy Theater is an exceptional place to see stand up comedy. This theatre opened in 2013 and it is a non-profit entity. Arcade Comedy Theater also offers workshops and classes for those wanting to learn and fine-tune their comedy. This theater allows patrons to bring their own alcohol but be sure to check their rules and regulations before you pack the cooler. Located right downtown, The Arcade Comedy Theater offers something special for those that love a variety of comedic acts.

Pittsburgh Improv
The Waterfront
166 E. Bridge St.
Homestead, PA 1512
(412) 462-5233

The Pittsburgh Improv is a staple of the comedy community in Pittsburgh. With national headliners, like Ralphie May and Doug Benson, gracing the stage, patrons are sure to get a belly full of laughs every visit, without fail. The Pittsburgh Improv also caters to local, up-and-coming comics. They host open mic nights and the Pittsburgh All-Star Comedy Showcase July 2 and July 3. Tickets are available on their website. Come hungry as there is a great variety of food on the menu along with a range of drinks to round off dinner and a show.

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Steel City Improv
5950 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15232
(412) 404-2695

Steel City Improv has an ever changing schedule of improv and comedy shows. If you’re looking to partake in the action, rather than just watch, sign up for their workshops or weekly classes to hone your improv skills. Not sure if you’d like it? Try out their free sample improv class. They also have an in-house improv team that require hopefuls to audition. While there is no age restriction, they do suggest audience members be 16 years or older as they do not censor their shows.

Latitude 360
200 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 693-5555

Although Latitude 360 is not primarily a comedy club, they host comedy shows every Friday and Saturday night, showcasing comedians from the Pittsburgh area as well as across the nation. Latitude offers full dining and drink service during the shows. Shows are open to anyone 18 and over. Tickets range from $10 to $15 per person.

Cellar Dwellers
Beaver Valley Bowl Building
25 New York Ave.
Rochester, PA  15074
(724) 774-3500

The Cellar Dwellers offers a bundle of laughs for many people that live in Pittsburgh.  Residents of the area like to take their friends and relatives to see a great stand up comedy show at this fun place.  They enjoy the humor and the atmosphere surrounded by others that like the same things.  The Cellar Dwellers proves to be a fantastic time for those that like to sit back and let the laughter reign in, and it offers the fun every, Friday night.

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