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Fort Lauderdale Improv

5700 Seminole Way Hollywood, FL 33314 | Davie/West Hollywood | 954-981-5653

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The Hard Rock's comedy club has featured some of the biggest names on the guffaw circuit.


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Business Description

Located at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the Improv is the premier comedy club in Fort Lauderdale and features the biggest and brightest names in comedy 52 weeks a year. In 2010 alone, the Improv hosted Daniel Tosh, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Breuer, Kevin Hart, Tom Green, DL Hughley, Nick Cannon, Mike Epps and other big names. And in 2011, we're at it again with Russell Peters, Ralphie May, Jay Mohr, Pablo Francisco, Andrew Dice Clay and more! Whether you're joining us for dinner or just drinks, the best in comedy comes to the World Famous Improv in Fort Lauderdale so make your reservations now for a great night out.

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