Address: 8162 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 651-2583
Fax: (323) 655-9050
Email: hollywood@improv.com

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Monday –Friday 10am-10:30pm

Saturday 1pm-11:00pm

Sunday 1pm- 10pm

Ticket prices vary for each comedian performing. Please see our calendar for comedian performance dates, show times and prices

You can purchase tickets online via our website, in-person at our box office, or over the phone. The service fees (if applicable) are the same regardless of method of purchase.

Phone Number: 323-651-2583

You must be 18 years of age (unless otherwise specified ie Midnight Shows) to enter and 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcohol. You will need to show photo identification to enter our club. Valid forms of ID are as follows:

  • State issued Driver’s License
  • State issued ID
  • Official Passport
  • Military ID

Once the tickets are sold out, the only option for a sold-out show is to sign up on a waiting list, which can be done in-person only at our Box Office starting at 5pm the day of the show. You don’t have to wait for hours, but you do have to be back at the Box Office when the show starts if your name is called. Signing up on the waiting list is not a guarantee of admission.

Show times vary. Please see our online calendar  http://hollywood.improv.com/  for dates and show times. Showroom Doors for most shows open 30 minutes before.  Dinner seating in the restaurant open 90 minutes before show time for dinner guests.

We consider ourselves to be a more upscale venue than your average comedy club since we are a full service restaurant and theater. Anything from casual (sneakers and jeans) to black tie is acceptable, however hats and other items that may be a distraction to others seated in the showroom are not recommended.

Parking meters expire at 8pm.

Valet $8.50 (cash only)

Our shows typically consist of a host, a feature performer, and a headliner. The show runs approximately ninety minutes; but are not held to a time limit, so come to the club ready to laugh and have a good time!

Our venue can seat approximately 200 patrons.

Absolutely! We are available for private parties and group events. For more information, visit our http://hollywood.improv.com/private-events/ or e-mail Hollywood@improv.com

Yes, gift cards are available!!  You can now give the gift of laughter to your loved ones by purchasing gift cards at our Box Office. Gift cards can be in any denomination; they do not expire and are valid at any of our Improv Venues in Irvine, CA; Brea, CA; Ontario, CA; Hollywood, CA; San Jose, CA and Pittsburgh, PA.

Tuesdays at 5:45pm. The signup window is between 5:30 and 5:45. Lottery system, 3 minute sets & don’t run the light!

There are TONS of ways!  Don’t forget to check us out on @hollywoodimprov, and for the latest news or click http://hollywood.improv.com and enter your email address in the white box in the banner (on the hollywood.improv.com website) for a chance to win complimentary passes.

Unfortunately we do not mail tickets, however you are welcome to pick up your tickets by showing photo identification at our Box Office any time prior to your show. Our box office can also e-mail you your purchased tickets to print off at your convenience. (Be advised most promotional tickets must be picked up at the box office window with the promotional materials in exchange for admission tickets therefore cannot be emailed).  You can always add your mobile tickets to your cell phone / passport and present it at the door!

Yes. We accept all major credit cards through our box office & in our showroom, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

All patrons are allowed into our showroom up until 15 minutes after the show begins. We stop seating 15 minutes into the show because that causes disruptions to the performers. No exceptions, no refunds.

We are handicap accessible. If these accommodations are needed we ask that you please notify the Box Office in advance so we can arrange for proper seating as well.

Yes. Comedy is subjective and certain comedians are not for everybody.  We do our best to include videos & up-to-date information about the comedian on our website. We recommend watching clips of past performances on YouTube and reading the headliner’s biography to gain insight on the expected performance.

Taking photographs, filming, videotaping or other recording of shows without the consent of the club and the artist is strictly prohibited. Patrons who abuse this policy will be ejected immediately. We do occasionally offer the opportunity for “Meet and Greets” with the performers after the show. Patrons participating in this are welcome to take pictures during that time.

Please feel free to contact our Box Office 323-651-2582 or Hollywood@improv.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you at a show soon!

We do have a Group Party Reservation Service for parties of 10 guests or more. Contact our Sales Manager Paige@improv.com  for additional information and requirements. 

Yes, we are a full service restaurant. Check out our  http://hollywood.improv.com/dining/ pages for more information.

Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. All seats are at tables. The majority of the tables in the showroom seat 4-8 per table, and we have a limited number of booths that seat 2-5 people. More than half of your party must be present to be seated. We do ask that you arrive early in order to guarantee optimal seating arrangements. We offer PREFERRED or RESERVED seating through one of two ways: 1) a dinner reservation, or 2) a GROUP PACKAGE for parties of 10 or more. Contact paige@improv.com for more info on group reservations. You may view our seating chart and take a virtual tour of our showroom on our website.

For parties of 10 or more, we offer the option to purchase as a group and reserve seating in advance; contact paige@improv.com for more info. For parties of all sizes, we offer the option to get preferred seating by making a dinner reservation for before the show.

If you’d like to have dinner before the show, you can! There is no additional cost for dinner reservations, and this allows you to get a reserved table for the show and waives the 2-item minimum. The cutoff for dinner reservations is 1 hour before the posted start time of the show. Please note this when purchasing your tickets online, or contact our Box Office at (323) 651-2583 if you would like to add a dinner reservation to your ticket.

Yes! Having dinner before the show (one entree per person, or 2 appetizers per person) completely waives the 2-item minimum.

We do our best to offer of variety of options on our regular menu that accommodate various diets & food allergies. In addition, with advanced notification we are typically able to accommodate additional requests pertaining to food allergies or specialty items. There are specific Dinner Packages also available through our Event Coordinator as well. Please contact our Box Office or Event Coordinator for additional information PRIOR to the date of the show you are attending so our executive chef can properly accommodate your request.

We love hearing about your experience. Please feel free to write any comments on the comment cards, which are located on your table inside the showroom. You can also email us at hollywood@improv.com

No. Any food item or beverage (with or without alcohol) counts towards the two-item minimum. We offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages for our underage and non-alcohol consuming customers. We also offer souvenir items such as glassware and t-shirts as well. Take a tour of our http://hollywood.improv.com/dining/  and we guarantee you will find something to your liking.

Yes! We have a sexy bar and restaurant area where you and the gang can come relax.

We are always looking for new & experienced talent (cooks, busses, hosts, servers, bartenders, etc) and encourage you to come down to submit a resume & fill out an application Monday thru Friday between the hours of 1pm and 6pm.

For booking information, please e-mail Hollywood@improv.com