Don't Tell Comedy

A Stand Up Comedy REvolution

I refuse to believe that comedy is the business of selling drinks.

Comedy clubs have been around since the 1970’s and are still the primary location for live stand up. With the rapid evolution of technology, it’s bizarre that stand up comedy, one of the most creative and engaging art forms, has remained stagnant with few improvements to the guest experience. One thing that has changed is the prices, which can deter younger audiences who are strapped for cash. Between tickets, the two drink minimum, parking, and a tip, you’ll shell out over $100 if you bring a date. 

At Don’t Tell Comedy, we are redefining live comedy by bringing it to your backyard, sometimes quite literally! Venues range from backyards and living rooms, to local businesses, steam ships, and yoga studios. We're removing the expensive drinks - it’s BYOB! Bring your favorite six pack, crack open your own beer and enjoy the best local and touring comedians – there are no transactions at a Don’t Tell Comedy show and that’s the way we want to keep it.

Photo by ANF Chicago (@anfchicago)

Photo by ANF Chicago (@anfchicago)

When attending a Don’t Tell Comedy show, it immediately becomes clear why this concept is thriving in 40 cities across the US. Wander over to an obscure venue in your neighborhood to make some new friends and discover your next favorite comedian! No two shows are the same, and the experience is impossible to capture on a phone or camera. Tell your friends about it, they’ll show up to the next one and get something completely different but equally as memorable. 

Who are we?

We’re a group of comedians and comedy lovers banding together to create memorable experiences for communities of passionate comedy fans across the country. If you want to experience something new and different, find the next Don’t Tell Comedy show in your neighborhood and head on over!

To learn more go to www.donttellcomedy.com

Photo by ANF Chicago (@anfchicago)

Photo by ANF Chicago (@anfchicago)