Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase is one of Ann Arbor’s most unique entertainment establishments.
Opening in 1984, above the Heidelberg Restaurant as the Mainstreet Comedy Showcase, the intention was to provide live comedy shows featuring the best of the rising young stars in the comedy business. In 1987, the Mainstreet Comedy Showcase moved to our current location on Liberty, below Seva Restaurant. Our intentions to provide the best in rising talent are proven, as you may recognize some of the big stars that have performed on our stage, such as Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Titus, Ellen DeGeneres, Soupy Sales, Paula Poundstone, Elayne Boosler, Rita Rudner and Father Guido Sarducci, to name a few. In addition to the highly recognizable talent we bring in, we have also continued through the years to bring what we feel are the next "big stars" to our stage. Our labors to bring in the best talent results in the quality of show that prompted Rolling Stone magazine to call us "one of the best clubs between the coasts". In January 2001, the club got new owners, a new name, a new logo and showroom renovations.
Our goal is to provide the best in comedy entertainment and to enhance the shows with a courteous, friendly and efficient staff. We want our customers to feel taken care of from the moment they come in, till they laugh their way out the door. To round out the evening of entertainment we provide our customers with their choice of beverage from a fully stocked bar and snacks to munch on while they watch the show. Our doors are open to everyone 18 and older. The staff and management of the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase would like to thank you for your patronage and your continued support of live comedy.