The Comedy Union is the First Black owned and operated Comedy Club

in Los Angeles.  Although specializing in urban stand-up comedy, The Comedy Union regularly features a broad range non urban comedy acts.


The Comedy Union first burst on the Los Angeles comedy scene in March of 2001. Owner/Operator, Enss Mitchell had a unique vision for his comedy club; to provide a place for urban talent to perform more than one night per week; to provide a place where all comics, aspiring to professional, would be able to hang out and perform; to provide a place where urban standup comics can call “home”. The Comedy Union fast became the laughter hot spot drawing lines of local and out of town patrons.

The Comedy Union created such a buzz that the television world quickly came calling. The club hosted events such as TV-ONE auditions and eventually the filming of the network’s popular TV series, “WHO’S GOT JOKES” starring Bill Bellemy.  B.E.T quickly followed with “COMIC VIEW” comedy showcases, then, HBO’S Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central comedy showcases and more.  All of this lead to the on location filming of TV-ONE’s hit Comedy series “THE FUNNY SPOT” hosted by Tony Rock, a show created by The Comedy Union owner Enss Mitchell.

On Any Given Night


The Comedy Union Comedy Club showcases comedy greats such as George Wallace, Damon Wayans, Harland Williams, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and the list continues. 


Taking pride in it’s hip, warm, intimate atmosphere and customer service friendly staff, The Comedy Union boasts sold out shows weekly with a loyal core audience including satisfied repeat customers, large groups and private benefit shows.


Mitchell’s vision had come to life and the accolades have yet to stop rolling in…

*The world famous “JUST FOR LAUGHS” gave The Comedy Union its stamp of approval in 2004 and started hosting comedy showcases for their prestigious brand: The Montreal Comedy Festival.


*The Hollywood Reporter says: “The Comedy Union is 1 of 6 best comedy clubs in the nation.”


*Los Angeles Magazine boasts: “ The Comedy Union has arrived.”


And the list continues but not without you.


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Press About Us

"L.A.’s premier showcase for black comedians. If you look at the schedules for the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store, and the Improv, you’ll see each has an Asian night, a Latin night, and an Urban night, which is the euphemism for black comedy. The purpose of these evenings is not to segregate so much as to lure anyone who will pony up the two-drink minimum, but black comedians are always saying that unless they’re Chris Rock or Jamie Foxx, they’re not welcome the rest of the week. That's why The Comedy Union was created, so Black Comics will have a HOME, not a Night!"
"The Comedy Union offers something to laugh about in Hollywood!"
"1 of 6 best comedy clubs in the Nation" 
"Great comedy, amazing Soul Food in an intimate, inviting & hip atmosphere."