was in town and wanted to try something new. after picking 'giggles' from a short list of available comedy clubs and visitng their site (?1999), we called to make reservations. only a recorded message that ran the speed of the old 'micro machines' commercial guy, which forced us to call 3 times before finally snagging the info we needed. 12$ for a show. not too bad. after showing up a half hour early and waiting in a short line, we were forced to shuck out 18$ for the show, including a 'first drink'--even for 18 year old high schoolers, designated drivers, and non-drinkers (like me). talk about bait and switch. nowhere in their advertisements, phone messages, etc. was this extra "drink" fee mentioned; a sour point, especially for someone like me who doesn't drink. after waiting in the bar line for 10 minutes with our 6$ "drink" ticket, i ordered a 6$ bev from their menu. somehow it cost my ticket plus a dollar. if they need cash-only for such an understaffed place, they should just say upfront shows are what they are, and offer a complimentary drink ticket, especially since they don't have the staff to support a 1-drink minimum with any size crowd. by the time we sat down, we were in the next to last row, but in a small room it wasn't so bad. comedy was decent, but was interrupted by their one server running back and forth. bartender/owner whined about losing 6 staffers in the past month, can't guess why. overall it's passable. if they have someone you KNOW will be funny on stage, give it a go. apparently fridays are slow, so admission is free, where saturdays @ 8pm are crowded. otherwise, maybe find somewhere else to spend your evening.
Pros: decent comedy. go friday nights for free shows.
Cons: no parking, lousy service. bait and switch pricing.