Top 5 Music Clubs for Comedy

These venues earn both yuks and bucks aplenty

1. Club Nokia, Los Angeles

Comedians: Adal Ramones, Jim Gaffigan (two shows), Jim Jefferies (two shows)

Venue Capacity 2,200

Total No. of Shows 5

Total Gross $289,273

Total Attendance 6,918


2. The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas

ComediansL Joe Rogan, Katt Williams, Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam

Venue Capacity 4,000

Total No. of Shows 3

Total Gross $262,556

Total Attendance 5,894


3. Harrah's Cherokee, Cherokee, N.C.

Comedians: Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias

Venue Capacity 1,500

Total No. of Shows 2

Total Gross $219,005

Total Attendance 5,201


4. 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

Comedians: Bentzen Ball Festival with Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Wyatt Cenac and Everything Is Terrible; Chris Hardwick; Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!; Demetri Martin; Jim Breuer; Pete Holmes; Uhh Yeah Dude (live podcast)

Venue Capacity 1,200

Total No. of Shows 9

Total Gross $217,135

Total Attendance 8,061


5. Harrah's Horseshoe Southern Indiana, ­Elizabeth, Ind.

Comedian: Ron White

Venue Capacity 1,250

Total No. of Shows 2

Total Gross $146,630

Total Attendance 2,513


Source Billboard Boxscore, based on reports from Jan. 1, 2013 to May 13, 2014. Ranked by gross.


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