VIDEO Highlights Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

In September 2008, the Comedy Warehouse closed with much of the Downtown Disney District’s Pleasure Island (soon to be Disney Springs). It was an improvisational comedy club where locals and tourists could visit frequently because each show was totally new and fresh. The cast routinely took audience members suggestions to craft a unique show time after time.  It was so popular that Disney now brings it back – sort of – around this time of year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  From December 20th until January 4th you can enjoy showings of the Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special in the old American Idol theatre.  The show runs multiple times each day so be sure to get a times schedule.  Each performance lasts about 20-25 minutes and it’s not uncommon to see fans exiting one showing and getting right back in line for the next.  Due to the nature of improvisation, one show can just be good while the following performance is side-splittingly funny.  Continue for VIDEO highlights of this year’s Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special.

Comedy Warehouse

The cast I saw and filmed this past weekend was all made up of original Comedy Warehouse cast members that I remember from my youth. I was worried that the intimacy of the small stage venues might be lost in the absolutely huge American Idol Theatre.  While I never sat more than 5 rows away, I’m happy to report it is just as hilarious as ever.  And if Disney is paying attention, they filled the seats time after time showing there is a serious desire for this type of entertainment.

Long Live The Comedy Warehouse!  Even if it’s only until January 4th, we can dream of a day where it might become a permanent part of the Walt Disney World Resort once again. Until then, I’ll take the Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!