Comedy @ The Carlson is Western New York’s premier destination for all things comedy. Located right next to Radio Social in the historic Stromberg-Carlson Building (50 Carlson Road, Rochester, NY)
Comedy @ The Carlson features a 325-seat showroom that hosts the nation’s best entertainers weekly. Alongside our main showroom is a beautifully renovated atrium bar, which contains many nods to our building’s rich history.
Formerly a factory and warehouse for The Stromberg-Carlson company, we’ve embraced our heritage and designed our atrium bar to remind everybody who visits us just how important our building is to the history of audio equipment, specifically the microphone. If you’ve ever seen a picture of Frank Sinatra from the 1950s or remember the famous Elvis Presley stamp, you’ve seen a Stromberg-Carlson microphone. Now, whenever you look at our logo or the mural behind our stainless steel topped bar, you’ll see a nearly forgotten piece of Rochester’s past brought back to the forefront.
Comedy @ The Carlson’s founders — including Mark Ippolito, a 20-year veteran of the comedy business and founder of The Comedy Club in Webster, NY — are some of the most adoring and thoughtful fans of comedy there are. Their combination of devotion, innovation and a flat out love for comedy has helped them turn Comedy @ The Carlson into something very special.