About us

Improv- San Antonio Rivercenter is conveniently located in Rivercenter Mall, just a few steps away from the famous River Walk. Perfect for dates, parties, special events and fundraisers, Improv- San Antonio Rivercenter will keep you laughing. Our lounge is a great place to meet for a drink before the show. Across from the AMC Theater, the Comedy Club has been entertaining San Antonio with A-list comedians since 1993. Our 350-seat showroom packs in a friendly crowd of comedy fans, from locals to visitors from all over the world.

What to expect

Read a summary of what your trip to the comedy club will be like. From parking and arrival, drinks, dinner, to after-show drinks and lounging.

Where do your comedians come from?

Our headliners are among the top comedians touring the country. Many of them have been on The Tonight Show, The Letterman Show, Conan, HBO and Comedy Central, as well as other television programs and feature films. Many of them you may have heard of or seen, others not, but they are all funny. Feature (middle) acts are generally up-and-coming comedians from throughout the U.S., although we also occasionally dip into our strong pool of local talent for feature acts.

How are the shows "rated"?

Most shows are the equivalent to movies in the PG-13 to R-rated categories. This is live comedy and it is for adults, so it is spontaneous and you should expect some adult language and content. We also have some shows in the PG range and, on the other hand, some shows are very adult-oriented; these shows are generally so noted on our calendar. If you have a question about a particular comedian, you might check him or her out online, or give us a call.

Where are you located?

The Improv- San Antonio Rivercenter is located in downtown San Antonio, near the Alamo. It is in the Rivercenter Mall at 849 E. Commerce St. You’ll find us up on the third floor, across from the AMC Rivercenter Theaters. Where do we park? Free parking is available in the large attached Rivercenter Mall parking garage on Commerce St. next to our building, with access to the club floor by the elevator. Be sure to bring your mall parking ticket with you, so that we can validate it for three hours of free parking with the purchase of an admission to the club. What are your showtimes? We have shows every night-seven days a week-- at 8:30 p.m., with late shows Friday and Saturday at 10:45 p.m. Please note that dates and showtimes can vary, so please always check our calendar.

What time do I gotta be there?

Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show drink in our attractive , newly remodeled lobby bar before our showroom doors open. All seating is general admission, first-come-first-served, so the earlier you arrive, the better seat selection you will have. The showroom doors generally open 45 minutes before showtime, except for our late shows when doors generally open about 20 minutes before showtime. You can always stop by our bar for a drink, even if your plans don’t include seeing a comedy show.

Is there a drink minimum?

There is a two-item per person minimum for all shows. We have full food and beverage service inside our showroom, so if you arrive after the showroom doors are open, it is not necessary to stop at the lobby bar first for a beverage. The two-item per person minimum can consist of food and/or drinks. It doesn’t have to be alcohol, but you gotta have something! Our friendly waitstaff are happy to make suggestions.

How do I score tickets?

You may purchase tickets to our shows in advance-either by phone, in person or online at our website-or at the box office the evening of the performance. Many shows do sell out, so we do recommend advance purchase. Please note that our coupons, Groupons and discounts cannot be used for designated special events. Please check our online calendar to find out which shows are so designated. Certain of our coupons are not valid for Saturday shows; if that restriction applies, it should be printed on your coupon. Please check the specific coupon for validity details. Comedy tickets make great gifts! You can buy gift certificates in any amount.

Can we get reserved seats?

All seating is general admission, first-come-first-served. After checking in at the box office, you will either go directly into our showroom to be seated (if the showroom doors have opened), or wait in the bar area. Our late shows on Friday and Saturday normally require waiting and maybe even standing in line until the early show lets out. Feel free to order drinks while waiting. Again, please arrive early if you prefer sitting close to the stage, as all seating is first-come-first-served. Note that we cannot seat parties in the first couple of rows unless all members of your party are present.

Can we get seats together for group?

If you are with a large group, please arrive early to make it easier to seat you together in the showroom. If you arrive late to a full show, it is possible that we will have to seat you separately. Also, remember that Rivercenter is a great place for parties, events and fundraisers, at all times of day or night. Please call us to discuss group accommodations.

Will I have a server?

Food and drinks inside the showroom are served by our well-trained waitstaff throughout the show. If it’s a sold-out show, please don’t fret, as your server will be with you as quickly as possible. We especially ask a little patience during our late shows, as often there are large numbers of people entering the showroom at the same time, and it may take a little while for our waitstaff to get to everyone. Our shows usually feature three comedians, including the headliner, and generally last 90 - 100 minutes. Your server will begin closing your check about fifteen minutes before the show ends.

Can I take photos or video?

Once the show begins, photos and videos are not permitted. Also, PLEASE turn off your cell phone and keep table conversation to a minimum. Our guests pay to see the comedians onstage (not sideline drama in the audience), so we ask that you keep any comments to a minimum and refrain from talking, using your cell phone, texting, emailing or taking photographs. We regret that we occasionally have to ask patrons to leave if they are disrupting the show. This is for the benefit of all audience members. If you must talk on your cell phone or text, please do so outside of the showroom.

Are you smoke-free?

There is no smoking allowed inside of our facility, this includes No E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, etc.

How do I get Comedy Club news?

During your visit, please take the time to fill out our newsletter sign-up card to receive information about our upcoming acts, special events and to receive tickets on your birthday and other special offers. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to speak with the manager on-duty or give us a call. We hope you enjoy your experience at the club and return as a regular customer!

Visit Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Near the Airport!

Please check out the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club which is located in north San Antonio, in the airport area at Loop 410 and Blanco Road. Plenty of free parking is available in front of the building and also in our convenient underground parking garage. Laugh Out Loud is also smoke-free. Please visit our website at www.lolsanantonio.com for information and our comedy schedule. For information or reservations, call us at 210-541-8805.