Notable comedian Paul Reiser once called the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach the old Yankee Stadium of comedy, referring to it as a “shrine to comedy.” Indeed, this venue is quite legendary in comedy circles, and luckily for South Bay residents it has been right under your noses since 1978.
If you’re looking for a new form of entertainment and haven’t been to a comedy club since Eddie Murphy was staring on Saturday Night Live, The Comedy and Magic Club is the place to go. The 250-seat venue has been in business for 35 years for a reason and gets high marks among Yelpers for the food and comfortable ambience.
The club is most notable as the place where Jay Leno performs nearly every Sunday night at 7p.m. But the lineup of regular comedians is like a who’s-who list, including Reiser, David Spade, Rob Schenider, Dom Irrera and David Attell among others, and many will take the stage with little or no advanced notice.
On Friday and Saturday nights, the club hosts a lineup of 10 comedians per night. When headliners are in town, tickets range from $30-35 with a two-item (any combination of food or drink) per person minimum, which makes it convenient to order from a menu that gets strong reviews. The seating is first come first serve, so make sure to arrive early.
Check out the club’s Facebook page for updates and photos of past performers.
1018 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: 310- 372-1193