One Night Stans Comedy Club in Waterford is a dream come true for Stan Moore, the owner and operator of a local plumbing business. Why open a comedy club? Because Stan loves comedy and created a venue in 2018 with local comic Mike Green just for stand-up acts. The intimate 300-seat club features low ceilings to “make you feel like you’re part of the action: and boasts no obstructed views. A full lounge and bar will quench your thirst for a good drink. Those 18 and older are welcome on “most nights,” so call the venue before buying tickets.
A brand-new venue is opening in metro Detroit this summer. The Roxy Rochester, nestled downtown, promises to be an entertainment venue featuring comedy and live music. This venue combines local history with entertainment since it’s in a building that once housed the city’s first Baptist church (1885-1973) and the popular retailer Village Shoe Inn. The Roxy Rochester plans to open in June and will offer a cocktail lounge and event space. Be sure to come before or after dinner since The Roxy Rochester offers beer, liquor, wine, and finger foods.
Located inside the Starter’s Bar and Grill in Detroit, Tony Roney’s Comic Vibe hosts weekly shows at 8 and 10 p.m., either at Starters or at the Joy Manor Boutique Banquet Hall in Westland. The club also hosts an annual comedy competition at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. On any given night, clubgoers may see comedians who have appeared on HBO, BET, or Comedy Central.
Since 1984, the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase has hosted stars such as Ellen Degeneres, Drew Carrey, and Chris Titus and promises to provide the “best in comedy entertainment.” Doors are open to everyone 18 and older. The club offers a fully stocked bar and light snacks while watching the show. Intimate seating in and around the stage makes you feel part of the show. Rolling Stone Magazine once called the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase “one of the best clubs between the coasts.”
If you’re looking for a unique dinner theatre night, check out The Magic Soiree inside Camp Ticonderoga on the Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy. The award-winning British comedy magicians Lady Sara and Keith Fields serve as hosts for the evening. The duo has headlined shows around the world. An evening at The Magic Soiree begins with a close-up magic act at your table and ends with a comedic stage show. Ticket prices include dinner, tip, and tax. A cash bar is available.