Last updated 4 days ago
If you are in search of a quick laugh to get you through a rough work day or long wait at the DMV, you can keep a handful of stand-up videos in your pocket with this convenient Stand Up Comedy app for Android devices. This app offers more than 40 videos featuring some of the hilarious comedians that you are likely to see on stage at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena. When you find a video that strikes you as particularly hilarious, you can easily share it with your friends or bookmark it through the app.
For a look at the schedule of upcoming shows at the Ice House Comedy Club, visit us on our website or call (888) 696-2037. With a 52-year history of entertaining audiences in the Los Angeles area, we can put a smile on your face when you are in need of a good laugh.
Last updated 11 days ago
Stand-up is a unique venue for comedy that combines hilarious jokes and social commentary with the thrilling component of live, improvised theater that varies with every performance. There is a rich history of innovative, daring, and generally offensive comedy that has shaped and inspired the face of stand-up in America today, and these roots are discussed in further detail below.
During the late 19th century, vaudeville acts became mainstream sources of live entertainment, and these showcased performances of comedy, music, dancing, and physical feats of strength. In vaudeville, comedy was highly based in ethnic stereotypes, and jokes were fairly generic among comedians. As vaudeville in its purest form died out, comedic acts such as Bob Hope and Jack Benny began to brand their own humor and perform in front of audiences on theater stages.
Through the 1950s and 60s, stand-up comedy grew as its own form of entertainment, leading to an explosion of comedy clubs across the nation. The Ice House Comedy Club was among one of the earliest to emerge on the West Coast scene, and it has seen some of the most legendary comedians to ever hit the stand-up stage.
As comedians began to become household names, they made television appearances and launched late-night programs that paved the way for large stadium shows featuring big-name comedian headliners. These shows lack the intimacy of the comedy club setting, but they opened the door for the more nonsensical and observational acts of the late 1980s and early 1990s, which remain the primary inspiration for up-and-coming comedians on the stand-up scene today.
To experience the pure humor of the comedy club stand-up performance, check out the schedule of shows coming to the Ice House Comedy Club this summer. Our stages house acts that cater to all types of audiences, so visit our website or call (888) 696-2037 to reserve tickets.
Last updated 25 days ago
Are you getting ready for your first visit to Ice House Comedy Club? If you think you know what comedy is like, you might be in for a surprise. Every stand-up comic has a different style, and the best of them have a style and swagger all their own. Here are just some of the different types of humor you’re likely to see on display during a typical night at our comedy club.
Sometimes, the best way to make sense of a crazy world is to make fun of it. From Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor to Bill Hicks, the history of comedy is filled with thoughtful souls who transformed their unique worldviews into scathing comic routines. When the best political comics unleash their wit, you’ll be shaking with laughter—and you just might have some of your preconceptions shaken up.
Other comics, from Rodney Dangerfield to Bill Cosby, have been ready to make themselves—or their family members—the butt of the joke. By exposing their personal foibles, self-deprecating comics don’t just make us laugh; they can also shed some light on what it means to be human.
Sometimes, a comic can floor an audience simply by raising an eyebrow, or by uttering a single one-liner in a flat, unemotional voice. Deadpan humor is extremely challenging to pull off—if you fail, the silence that ensues is excruciating—but for those comics who have mastered it, such as Steven Wright or Bob Newhart, the payoff is comedy gold.
When you just need a good laugh, Ice House Comedy Club is guaranteed to provide it. With dozens of hilarious new stand-up shows every month, our comedy club is the ideal antidote to a stressful week or a slow afternoon. Visit us online to learn more about our club and its fascinating history, or call (888) 696-2037 with your questions!
Last updated 1 month ago
It’s a scene we’ve all had to endure: You’re enjoying a show at your local comedy club, only to have it interrupted by the shrill, unmistakable noise of a cell phone ringing. All too often, the phone’s owner reacts not by silencing the phone but by answering it! In this video, you’ll see one stand-up comic’s creative—and hilarious—solution to the eternal problem of the rude audience member.
If you’re looking for a great way to spend an evening, look no further than the legendary Ice House Comedy Club. We’ve been a part of stand-up history since 1960, and we’ve been proud to host some of the greatest comedians of all time on our stages. Visit us online to check out a list of our upcoming shows, or call (888) 696-2037 if you have any questions about our upcoming shows.