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Comedy Clubs



When work proves trying and the world seems bleak, counter the dreariness with a visit to one of Lexington's best comedy clubs. These entertainment havens provide evenings of laughter and escape, ensuring that patrons walk away with a cheerier outlook and a lighter spirit. Shows can include improv, stand-up, or group comedy, and as seen at venues like Comedy Off Broadway, they highlight Lexington's nightlife scene and the lightning-quick wits of local and national comics.


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Two Keys Tavern


This cream-colored brick building is often the site of campus festivities. A cavernous interior of brick and rough pine, punctuated with beer memorabilia and UK artifacts, hints at the casual atmosphere, and a back deck, several bars, and sidewalk seating make sure everyone's got a place. On any given night, folks congregate for everything from live bands to comedy night, televised sports events, a few rounds of pool, tasty pub fare, and even pep rallies for the Horsemen (Lexington's arena football home team). A brief walk from campus guarantees Two Keys' enduring popularity, which is essentially legend anyway.

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Comedy Off Broadway


Delivering the best in nationally-renowned comedians (and some local talents, thanks to open mic nights!) since 1987, this well-received club is the only place to come when you need to bust a gut. Among the folks who have played at Off Broadway are Brett Butler, George Carlin, Paula Poundstone, Elayne Boosler, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Darrell Hammond, Steve Harvey, Etta May, Crowe & Cummins, Danny Bevins, and Jeff Foxworthy.

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