Picture 4During tough times, nothing chases away the blues like a good, solid belly laugh. The Addison Comedy Club (also known as The Improv,) has been an Addison staple for several years for good reason: big name acts and surprisingly good amateurs. Headliners like Pauly Shore, Comedy Central’s Carlos Mencia and Tommy Davidson draw large crowds, while newbies get a chance at their big break. This is a great place for bachelor/bachelorette parties, date night, or a low-key night out with friends who have funny bones.

As with most improv comedy clubs, drinks can be a bit pricey and the food won’t win any awards, but the laughs are what really take center stage and keep the place packed week after week.