Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I make reservations over the internet or through e-mail?
A. Yes and No. You can easily make reservations online--just go to our ticket site! We do not accept
reservations through e-mail because of security concerns (the safety of our online ticketing is verified
by both VeriSign and McAfee.)
Q. Is Jay Leno a part-owner of The Comedy & Magic Club?
A. No. Jay is just a really great friend of the club and he loves performing in front of a 'real' audience
every week. Leno has absolutely no ownership of the club.
Q. What days are you open?
A. Tuesday - Sundays (remember though to always check our calendar or call us, because on some
holidays, or because of special circumstances, the Club may be closed on a particular day.)
Q. How old do you have to be to go to the CMC?
A. We are a strict 18 and over club and id is required.
Q. Do you serve food?
A. Yes, we do. You can check out our menu online. We serve before, and during the show.
Q. What is your dress code?
A. Tasteful casual
Q. What times are your shows?
(We have been experimenting with times so make sure your check our calendar)
A. Tuesday - Friday is an 8:00pm show
Saturday's shows are 7:00pm & 9:15pm
Sundays are 7:00pm.
These times, of course, are subject to change!
Q. How far in advance do you have to book for a show?
A. Depends on the popularity of the act. With Leno, it is safe to book a week or two in advance.
Typically, you can purchase tickets the night of the show, but it is suggested to make a reservation as
soon as you have a confirmed head count. Tickets for huge names (ie; Romano, Seinfeld, Bill Maher)
should be purchased ASAP.
Q. Do you have a beverage minimum?
A. Yes and No, We have a "two item" minimum per person which can be any combination
from our bar or food menu. Like a drink and appetizer, or two drinks, or a appetizer and entree,
or a drink and dessert, or...
Q. Can we reserve seats?
All seats are first come, first serve. Sometimes we do offer reserved seating for our late
2nd show on Saturdays if you have dinner in our Lounge before the show. If it is available
then dinner reservations must be made in advance and we have a limited number of seats.
You may also receive priority seating if you are a group of (20) or more and you book with our
corporate rate (more information can be found in the GROUP section)
Q. Where do we park?
A. We have limited rooftop parking available for $5.00/car. It is first come, first served. Our parking
lot opens up at the same time the box office does (typically an hour and a half before show time). Parking Map
Q. Do you mail my tickets?
A. No. Your tickets will be at the box office the night of the show, under your last name. Please bring
a photo id to the box office.
Q. If I have reservations, do I have to go to the box office?
A. Reservations are required, so everyone will need to go to the box office to pick up their tickets
before entering the show room.
Q. Once I purchase my tickets, can I get my money back or transfer to another date if I have to cancel?
A. All tickets are FINAL SALE which means absolutely no refunds or transfers. If you need to
cancel, management may issue VIP passes (which are valid Tuesday - Thursday nights) Please
confirm with your party and maker sure everyone can go before making a reservation.
Q. If I have a special promotional pass, do I have to bring it with me?
A. Any pass that offers a free admission needs to be presented to the box office. Lost and expired
cards will not be accepted.
Q. Do you have other clubs in Hollywood too?
A. We are the one and only Comedy & Magic Club. We have been a part of the Hermosa Beach
community since 1978.
Q.Do you have corkage fee?
A. No, because outside beverages are not allowed in the show room. We do offer a wide selection
of wine and champagne that you may purchase from your server.
Q. Do you have gift certificates?
A. Yes. Gift certificates may be purchased in the office. They are all monetary value and do not expire.
For Booking Inquiries, please send a VHS or DVD to
1018 Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Helpful Tips When Submitting Your Tape
*KEEP IT CLEAN!
*Film your act with an audience! Please do not send us any footage of you performing
in your living room, kitchen, garage (or any other room in your house).
*Please send RECENT footage.
Although we may not presently need anyone we always except applications for:
Servers (must have prior experience)
You can print-out a .pdf version of our employment application and drop it off at the club or
you can pick-up an application at the club.
Employment Application (pdf)