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WHERE IS THE MAD HOUSE?

THE MAD HOUSE COMEDY CLUB IS LOCATED ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE HORTON PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER, ACROSS FROM NORDSTROMS. THAT’S HORTON PLAZA, GASLAMP, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, NORTH AMERICA, EARTH, THAT’S IT FOR NOW.

I HEARD YOU HAVE FREE PARKING IN THE GASLAMP DISTRICT! IS THAT TRUE?

WE HAVE FREE PARKING… ACTUALLY, WHAT WE SHOULD SAY IS:  THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY OF FREE AND EASY PARKING! PARK IN THE HORTON PLAZA PARKING GARAGE, THEN WALK INTO THE MALL AND UP TO THE MAD HOUSE, AND BRING YOUR PARKING TICKET INTO THE CLUB. OUR STAFF WILL VALIDATE THE TICKET FOR 4 HOURS OF FREE PARKING. WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU, WE HATE PAYING FOR PARKING. ESPECIALLY IN THE GASLAMP DISTRICT. ITS EXPENSIVE, A LONG WALK, AND THERE ARE CRAZY PEOPLE YELLING AT YOUR DATE. IT’S NOT RIGHT THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT JUST TO SEE OUR AMAZING COMEDIANS.


I HEARD YOU HAVE REALLY GOOD FOOD. IS THAT TRUE?

WHY THANK YOU! AND YES, IT’S TRUE, WE HAVE AMAZING FOOD. EVERYTHING FROM BURGERS AND SALADS TO STUFFED SALMON AND STEAK. THE ENTIRE MENU IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE US. SOMETIMES CUSTOMERS COME IN JUST TO EAT DINNER AND NOT EVEN SEE THE SHOW. IT’S WEIRD, BUT WE LOVE THEM JUST THE SAME.

IS THE DRESS CODE CASUAL?

WE ACTUALLY DON’T HAVE A DRESS CODE. WE DO ASK THAT EVERYONE WEARS SOME KIND OF CLOTHING, BUT WE’RE NOT TOO STRICT ABOUT THAT. JOKING ASIDE, WEAR WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY. IF YOU FEEL SEXY, DO IT… IF YOU FEEL LIKE WEARING FLIP FLOPS, DO IT (WASH YOUR FEET AND DO IT!)

ALL PRICES, PERFORMERS AND SHOWTIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

THAT’S SHOW BIZ FOLKS …. EVERY ONCE IN A BLUE MOON SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT MIGHT CAUSE A SHOW DISRUPTION AND WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. THE SHOW WILL GO ON AND WE HAVE TOP FLIGHT PERFORMERS READY TO ENTERTAIN YOU IN CASE OF A COMEDY EMERGENCY.

HOW LONG ARE THE SHOWS?

SHOWS RUN ABOUT 90 MINUTES, MAYBE A LITLLE LONGER DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH FUN WE’RE HAVING

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET IN?
WE ARE A 18+ VENUE. SORRY, IT’S THE STATE LAW NOT US… AND DON’T TRY ANY SHINANIGANS IF YOU’RE UNDER 18… OUR SECURITY STAFF IS HANDPICKED BY THE FORT KNOX PEOPLE. DON’T DO IT, IT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE US BOTH MAD AND WE’RE HERE TO HAVE FUN.

WHAT FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION DO YOU ACCEPT?

GUESTS MUST HAVE VALID/CURRENT STATE ISSUED PICTURE ID (DRIVERS LICENSE, ETC.) TO ENTER. WE ALSO ACCEPT US PASSPORTS. WE ACCEPT FOREIGN PASSPORTS AS LONG AS THEY ARE VALID AND STAMPED BY A CUSTOMS AGENT ON THE WAY INTO THE COUNTRY. WE ACCEPT US MILITARY PICTURE ID’S. THAT’S IT, NO EXCEPTIONS TO THOSE RULES. EXPIRED ID’S DO NOT COUNT AS VALID …SORRY, AGAIN IT’S NOT US IT’S STATE LAW.

CREDIT CARDS?
WE ACCEPT JUST ABOUT ANY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE.

WHAT IS THE SEATING LIKE?

SEATING IS FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED. IF YOU HAVE A GROUP, WE WANT YOU TO SIT TOGETHER AND WE’LL TRY OUR BEST TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, BUT IT’S NOT A GUARANTEE.  IT HELPS IF YOUR ENTIRE PARTY, OR AT LEAST MOST OF IT, ARE HERE WHEN THE DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING.

ARE TICKETS REFUNABLE?

TICKETS ARE NON – REFUNDABLE, BUT IF FOR SOME REASON YOU ARE UNABLE TO USE A TICKET, WE WILL HONOR IT AT ANTOHER SHOW. THERE ARE SOME RULES HERE...NO SPECIAL EVENTS ETC., BUT BOTTOM LINE IS WE LOVE YOU AND WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU IF SOMETHING COMES UP. WE WOULDN’T WANT YOU TO PAY FOR A TICKET YOU NEVER GET TO USE.

WHAT ARE YOUR BOX OFFICE HOURS?

WE HAVE KIND OF UN-TRADITIONAL “BOX OFFICE” HOURS. YOU CAN CALL US 7 DAYS A WEEK BETWEEN 12PM AND 6PM FOR TICKETS AT (619-702-6666) OR JUST TO SAY HI … OR GET TICKETS ONLINE 24 HOURS A DAY …MADHOUSECOMEDYCLUB.COM… THAT’S JUST SILLY… YOU’RE ON THE SITE RIGHT NOW.

WHEN DO YOU OPEN THE DOORS FOR SEATING?
THAT VARIES BUT IT’S TYPICALLY AN HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME. MOST WEEK NIGHTS THAT’S 7PM (FRI AND SAT  IT'S USUALLY 6PM) . FOR OUR 9:45PM SHOWS WE USUALLY OPEN FOR SEATING AT 9PM.

ARE THE COMEDIANS DIRTY?

SOMETIMES YES, SOMETIMES NO. WHAT WE DON’T EVER DO IS CENSURE ANY PERFOMER. THEY ARE FREE TO SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT AND SOMETIMES THEY SAY THINGS THAT MAKE US BLUSH AND WE’VE HEARD IT ALL BY NOW. OUR RECOMMENDATION IS TO COME IN WITH THAT IN MIND, TAKE A NIGHT OFF FROM POLITIAL CORRECTNESS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME. IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE SHOW FOR SOME REASON …LIKE YOU’LL BE SITTING NEXT TO MOM J , GIVE US A CALL AND WE’LL DO OUR BEST TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT FROM A CERTAIN COMEDIAN OR SHOW.

THAT’S MOST EVERYTHING WE CAN THINK OF FOR NOW … ANY OTHER QUESTIONS JUST GIVE US A CALL! 619-702-6666