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Frequently asked questions:

Q.  Where are you located?

A  208 2nd Ave. S.E.  Cedar Rapids, IA  52401.  Our telephone number is  319-362-8133.

Q.  How do I purchase tickets for the shows?

A.  Easiest way is to purchase them directly from our website.  You can print your ticket at home and bring it down night of the show.  Don't worry if you could not print them out, we have your reservation on file attached to your name.  You can also call 319-362-8133 to purchase tickets with credit card on the phone.  We do not hold tables, we run your credit card to reserve you a spot.  You can also stop down during business hours to buy tickets directly.  Seating is reserved so if you want to sit with another group that has purchased tickets you need to let us know.

Q. What are showtimes?

A.  Friday & Saturday show times are at 7:30. (Special circumstances do apply) Seating for the showroom starts at 6:30 and the sports bar and cocktail bar opens at 4:00.  Our Open Mic Night (every Wednesday) starts at 8:00.  Weekday Special Event shows may vary.

Q.  How is seating based?

A.  Website tickets have best seats available, then credit card reservations, and then any walk ins. 

Q. How is group seating done?

A. Email penguinscomedyclub.com or call 319-362-8133 with everyone in the group, their ticket number, show time/ date and the name for your group. 

Q.  How long is the show?

A.  We try to tailor our shows to be a solid 1 1/2 hour of pure enjoyment.  Then following the show you can stay for free and enjoy dueling pianos or a live band entertainment shortly after.  You get free admission to the entertainment when you purchase Penguins Comedy Club tickets.  (For shows on Thursday - Saturday only)

Q  How old must you be to enter your venue?

A.  Penguin's Comedy Club is  a 21 or older establishment.

 

OTHER GREAT SHOWS!

  • Tim Cavanagh
    February 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM Tim Cavanagh
    In 1997, Tim released his first CD, "Sounds Like Fun!" By then he had become a regular guest on "The Bob & Tom Show," a nationally syndicated radio show now heard in 150 markets. For two years, Tim did a weekly segment on the show called "The One Minute Song," which spawned two more CDs released on Tim's own label, Hits & Giggles Records. At a recent Hits & Giggles awards dinner, Tim was recognized by the label as their "Best Artist," an award he has won three out of the last four years. Even though he is the only act on the roster, a misty-eyed Cavanagh was quoted as saying, "It's still a big thrill."
     
    As for television, Tim has not only appeared on Comedy Central, he was chosen by the network to do several live performances for their clients and customers. His national appearances on ABC-TV, Showtime, WGN, and Comcast have helped Tim deal with his biggest TV disappointment--calling QVC seconds too late to get a great deal on a colander set.

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  • Drew Lynch
    February 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM Drew Lynch
    Drew Lynch is a comedian, actor, writer, and comma user. Other people might know him as “that guy that stutters.” Other people might know those other people as “his parents.”

    A few years ago Drew moved out to LA to become an actor. Sometimes things don’t go according to plan i.e. you get hit in the throat with the occasional softball, and you have to adapt. And that’s just what he did! After finding comedy as an outlet, he began performing regularly. And irregularly.

    Since then, he has been seen on the Dr. Oz show and most notably was runner-up on season 10 of America’s Got Talent (damn puppets).

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  • Jim Florentine
    February 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM Jim Florentine
    Jim Florentine is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series "That Metal Show" alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson. JIM FLORENTINE is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. 

    "Being a fan of the Metal Blade label since its inception, it is truly an honor to be part of the family now. I will try my hardest to make the heaviest comedy album ever. So expect plenty of fat jokes!"

    Jim has also been in involved in shows such as HBO Inside the NFL, Late Late Show withCraig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, and The Apprentice just to name a few.

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  • Emo Philips
    March 04, 2016 at 7:30 PM Emo Philips
    Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," by British comedian Gary Delaney as the best joke writer in the world, and by "Weird Al" Yankovic as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End. Since starting out in Chicago in 1976 at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, both in America and in the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.

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  • Greg Warren
    March 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM Greg Warren
    Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept 2013) and One Star Wonder (June 2009) hit #3 and #6 respectively in iTunes Top Comedy Albums. An honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters highlight Greg’s colorful perspective.
     
    Greg attracts a diverse audience spectrum, having performed as a finalist on BET’s Coming to the Stage and on Country Music Television. He is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show, which led to touring theaters nationwide with The Bob & Tom All Stars Comedy Tour.

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  • Chris
    March 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM Chris "BOOM BOOM" Johnson
    Chris has been on Comedy Central and performs clubs and colleges all over the country. He could be called the Kurt Warner of comedy, because he spent eight years in the grocery store business before becoming a stand up comedian. His unique way of looking at everyday situations in a comical sense has led Chris to translate some of the most unbelievable stories into hilarious comedy bits. Chris just likes to have fun in life and it shows when he is on stage, inviting the crowd to have fun with him, while he puts on one of the most energetic shows on the comedy circuit today. The audience walks away laughing and talking about things they had long forgotten.

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