Comedy Key West

Comedy Key West is an entertainment company that specializes in showcasing the best in live stand up comedy and original films in Key West, FL.

The Origin

In 2016, Joe Madaus, with his partner Anne Walters, started Comedy Key West in Anne's fitness studio. The show was called The Downward Dog Comedy Showcase. The first night had thirty nine audience members, fifteen comedians, and ran for a solid two and half hours. Overall, it was considered a long, rousin success and Joe and Anne were promptly told to never try that sort of thing in the venue ever again. With a quick pivot, a week later, they found themselves in the beautiful BottleCap Lounge working with owners Carolyn Sullivan and Carmello Vitale. What started as a five-week experiment expanded into sold-out stand-up comedy shows nearly four nights a week.

During the Covid Crisis, the Club relocated to their current location, which is 218 Whitehead St. Unit 5.

Comedy Key West, currently the only comedy club in the Florida Keys, hosts different national headliners every week and serves as a spring board for local comedic talent to express themselves and practice their craft.