Are you interested in doing something special for a night out? It can get a little old doing the same things you always do, and switching things up and trying something new can make a night out extra special. One fun option is to attend a show at a comedy theater.
Here are some things you can expect when you go to a comedy theater for the first time:
A Night of Laughter
The main thing you'll get out of going to a comedy theater is a night of laughter. Sometimes, laughter is much needed and can help you relax when you're stressed out. If you go to a comedy show at a theater, you're guaranteed to laugh a lot throughout the night.
In most cases, you'll see more than one comedian at a comedy theater. The headliner will usually have opening acts and there will probably be a host who tells some jokes between performers. It's nice getting to see more than one comedian because it increases your odds of seeing one that you really enjoy.
A Unique Environment
A comedy show at a theater creates a very unique vibe that's hard to explain. It's much different than seeing a show at a comedy club or a play at a theater. To really understand what it's like to attend a comedy show at a theater, you have to experience it for yourself.
Some comedy theater shows will be open to guests of all ages, while some might only be for people 18 and up or 21 and up. The age restrictions are usually based on the theater's rules, or whether the comedian has adult themes, curse words, etc. in their act.
Cell Phone Rules
Many comedy theaters have strict rules about audience members using cell phones. Once the show starts, you should not be on your phone, as you could be recording their performance and posting it online—which can make it harder for them to use that material in the future. Cell phone use in the audience is also distracting to the performers.
No Heckling Allowed
One important thing to realize when you go to a comedy theater show is that you can laugh, but you shouldn't try disrupting the performer. Some people mistakenly believe that comedians like to be heckled, so they can insult the heckler and get more laughs. However, most comedians hate to be heckled, as it takes away from their performance and hurts their flow.
Visit a local comedy theater to learn more.