You're at the tail end of a long and hectic week. Maybe you want to blow off some steam at a local bar with a tall drink or two, three or four, or just mindlessly melt into the couch with the same old take-out and a dark comedy you've rented. How about this; get the best of both these worlds and check out one of the great comedy clubs in Tampa!

Side Splitters

Side Splitters has been providing Tampa residents and visitors alike with gut-busting laughs for over 15 years.  Playing host to comedians like Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White, Lisa Lampanelli, Ralphie May, Pauly Shore, Christopher Titus, and Andrew Dice Clay, Sidesplitter's is an excellent venue to catch both renowned national comedians and the best up-and-comers in the area. 

Their Open Mic Program helps amateur comedians in the area get a chance to hone their act on stage and beget cheered or jeered by you, the audience. 

Side Splitters also serves as a party venue for company parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, fundraisers, birthdays and more. Comedians are available on-demand for entertainment, and the food and drink options are second to none. 

Speaking of food and beverages, you can enjoy both while watching a Side Splitters show.  In fact, there's a two-item minimum for shows inside the showroom, so might as well enjoy, right?  Choose from finger foods like mini corn dogs, buffalo wings, loaded nachos and more.  Or, enjoy a frozen margarita, a variety of house wines, and domestic and imported beers.

The Tampa Improv

The Improv is another great comedy club in Tampa bringing some of the best in national and local comedy acts to Centro Ybor in Ybor City

Shows run once a night Wednesday and Thursday, typically at 8 pm, twice on Fridays and Saturdays (8 and 10:30 pm, Friday. then 7:30 and 10:30 pm, Saturday), and back to once (7 pm) on Sundays.  National, touring comedians, perform Thursday through Sunday. 

All shows at the Improv are 21+ except the Friday 10:30 pm show which is 18+. Known for hosting the best comedy acts, in Tampa,  Tampa Improv in the past featured Margaret Cho, Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes, and MTV Girl Code's Carly Aquilino

A full dinner menu and full bar are available for all shows with selections from tasty finger foods to large frozen drinks, beer, wine, and more.

Whichever club you choose, laughter is guaranteed to be all you need to recharge. Check out these comedy clubs in Tampa and let us know what you think in comments below. Register on 813area to connect to fun things to do in Tampa and Tampa's best events.