The Dallas/Fort Worth area has a lot of options for entertainment, including comedy clubs. Whether it is stand up comedy or improv troupes getting in front of a crowd to perform their unique style of comedy, there are plenty of options to choose from. These DFW area clubs also offer a great chance for open mic nights and many of them host some of the world’s biggest, most well-known stand-up comedians as well. Here is a look at five of the DFW area’s best places to go if you want to see the best in stand up comedy.
Backdoor Comedy Club
8250 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 328-4444
www.backdoorcomedy.comLocated just seven minutes from downtown Dallas, the Backdoor Comedy Club was founded by comedians Jan Norton and Linda Stogner. For long-time Dallas comedy fans, this is the same club that has been located in two pizza restaurants, two bowling alleys, a feed store, a pair of taverns and in Deep Ellum. Now located in the Doubletree Hotel, the Dallas Observer named the club the hottest showcase for stand-up comedy in the southwest. They have featured comedians from Last Comic Standing as well as comics seen on Comedy Central and BET.
Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane #220
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-5233
www.hyenascomedynightclub.comThe Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub is a DFW staple with three locations around the area. If anything makes this club standout, it is the fact that they have a state-approved defensive driving course that is actually taught by professional comedians. Of course, there is something for everyone else who loves comedy as well, as they have shows featuring the top Dallas and national touring comics, such as Brian Posehn, Full House veteran Dave Coulier, and Saved By The Bell’s Screech himself, Dustin Diamond. Thursday shows are always free and Wednesday nights are open mic night for aspiring stand up comedians.
Dallas Comedy House
3025 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-4448
www.dallascomedyhouse.comThe Dallas Comedy House isn’t just one of the best spots in the DFW area for stand up comedy, but they also offer comedy classes for aspiring comedians to work on honing their skills. They offer shows five nights a week and every show is comedy related, whether it is stand up, sketch or improv. It is also important to know that this is an adult-only comedy club, as most shows are PG-13 and R-rated. As for the training center, they offer classes seven days a week, and students get a chance to audition for the improv troupes. They also offer an open mic night to work out routines on Tuesday nights.Related:  Best Beer Gardens In DFW
Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 670-3687 many stand up comedy clubs are more personal venues with both local and national touring comedians performing for great crowds, the Majestic Theatre in Dallas is a large-scale venue presenting the biggest artists in the world. This isn’t just for stand-up comedians, as musical concerts and more also take place here. It is a great place to see some of the nation’s best stand-up comedians, as well, if you want to see big names like Patton Oswalt, Lewis Black and Kathy Griffin.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane #119
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1860
www.pocketsandwich.comThe Pocket Sandwich Theatre opened in 1980 when two comedians branched out from the Dallas Repertory Theatre to start their own theatre. They opened up in a pocket sandwich shop and the rest is history. They were recently voted one of the top comedy clubs in the DFW area by readers of the Dallas Observer. Their stand-up comedy style is a mixture of comedies and melodramas, and the Pocket Sandwich Theatre is now the third oldest theatre in Dallas and has produced over 250 shows since opening.Related: Best Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In DFW
Shawn S. Lealos is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He writes for a variety of national publications and has over 15 years of sports journalism experience. Follow Shawn on Twitter @sslealos.