Name: The Comedy Club Bangkok
Address: Comedy Club @ The Royal Oak Bar, 595/10 sukhumvit 33/1, Bangkok.
BTS: Phrom Phong (located less than a 2 minute walk from the BTS)
Phone Number: +66 2 662 1650
Prices: Price is dependent on show. Aprox. 350 baht in advance or 500 baht on the door.
On Friday 12th September we were lucky enough to manage to get tickets for the sell out opening show of the Comedy Club Bangkok. We were a little apprehensive as to what the quality of the comedy might be and concerned we may find the whole experience a little awkward. Thankfully, this was not the case. We had a superb night and definitely recommend visiting.
The club advertises itself as Bangkok’s first ever English language comedy club and is located on the 3rd floor of The Royal Oak Bar. As soon as you enter the British style pub packed with expats you are transported to a world far away from Bangkok. To get to the small but cosy comedy club you need to climb a steep and narrow stair case located to the back of the pub.
The night started with some improvisation. This was by far our favourite part of the night. Mimicking the style of the famous TV show ‘whose line is it anyway’ word games were played and the comedians were extremely witty, entertaining and superbly funny. They had the whole audience in stitches and many with tears in their eyes. It is unbelievable how the comedians can take a location and prop suggestion from the audience and concoct a scenario and scene of such comic value. Some of the games involved the audience, so be aware when choosing your seat!
The second half was made up of stand up comedy acts, each varying in approach and style. Our preference definitely lay with the first half but we felt this was more a reflection of the high quality of the ‘improv’ and we still really enjoyed the stand up. The acts vary weekly, so check out the line up. Shows are scheduled every Friday and have a different focus. The club also holds training and workshops for wannabe comedians which you can find out more about on their website and Facebook page.
When in the area, we suggest you also take a peek at the menu for The Royal Oak. Originally we ate there for convenience, but both the menu and the food seriously impressed us and we will definitely be returning. Food from the grill menu is served on a hot stone and you cook it yourself at the table. A very different dinning experience. The quality and quantity is excellent and the price is reasonable.
Ladies may also be interested in the Ladies night on Thursdays with free Chang beer, Mojitos and Vodka and Coke.