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“Funny!”
Review of The Glee Club

The Glee Club
Ranked #2 of 23 Fun & Games in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Oxford's best comedy club. The Glee Clubs are an independent group of award-winning comedy clubs with locations in Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Oxford.
Havant, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Funny!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Great show, you must go. Good food and very well organised. Would recommend! went with friends, full house, would advise buying tickets in advance.

Visited May 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stand Up Personal Therapy is not fun to watch”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Oh my gosh, I'm not sure whether to go into specifics to describe how disappointing our visit was, or just leave a summation.....let's see how I get on....
We visited the Glee Club in May for a Hen Do. The Hen do was going exceedingly well until the 'comedians' (in the very vaguest sense imaginable) took to the stage.
The first person was a young guy very apologetic for being a geek unlucky with the ladies. 20 mins of apology is very a very tiring thing to listen to.
The second person's act concentrated on how cute his kid was, his wife's caesarean and second subsequent distressing pregnancy. Gory and unamusing. Heckled off the stage when he started playing his electric keyboard badly and tunelessly singing a song about buying towels from Argos.
And the third act spent his act apologising for being fat, bragging about having a friend who is black and for knowing some gay people.
The compere delighted us in telling stories about the myriad of people who have caught him having a Thomas Tank.
The limited polite laughter from the audience should have told these acts everything they needed to know about their poor performance. Dire.
For our group, poor selection of comedians to appear at a comedy club on a Saturday night has totally destroyed the hen do.
I totally wished we'd up and left after the first act, but polite manners and optimism kept us there hoping things would get better. It didn't.
Better investment in and selection of comedians is required at this club in order for it to continue....

Visited May 2014
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TheGleeClub, General Manager at The Glee Club, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry that you didn't find the comedy to your taste.

As you may have noticed from the comment cards on every auditorium table we feel it's important to listen to our audiences and we have thoroughly considered your comments. Although this wasn't an enjoyable visit for your Hen Party the vast majority of comments we received on this night were overwhelmingly positive.

Live comedy is very subjective; what one person finds hilarious just might not be another person's cup of tea. We take great care when booking comedians into our 4 venues, carefully selecting a mix of acts for every night, always assessing who we want to perform, always trying to find a blend that will appeal to our audiences.

There are some high street comedy club chains who will just book comedians to appeal to big groups, especially hen and stag nights. However, in our experience this doesn't lead to a good and enjoyable comedy club atmosphere for the whole audience. Although of course anyone celebrating a night out is very welcome to join us they do so as responsible members of an audience in a venue where the most important thing is enjoying a great live comedy show.

Of the 4 comedians on the night you attended one has supported Frank Skinner on his recent UK tour, one was recently snapped up by the biggest comedy agent in the UK and the other two are excellent circuit comics in their own right.

We have run 4 well loved comedy clubs for nearly 20 years and we know our customers like different style of comedians, no weekend line-up is repeated week on week. Because of this so we make our show listings available online months in advance for customers to arrive informed about what they can expect. This information includes write ups about the comedians, and often videos. So a bit like reading reviews of films before you visit the cinema you can find out about the comedians and prepare for your night of comedy.

Once again we're sorry the night wasn't right for you, our contact details can be found on our website, we would be happy to correspond further and we hope the big day goes smoothly.

Best wishes, everyone at Glee Club Oxford
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great Comedians, Great Food, Great Service, Great Price.”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The Glee Club Oxford is one of the best nights you can have out in Oxford. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a fun affordable night out since you can get food, drinks, comedy and dancing all in one venue.

Visited May 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great laugh”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Fantastic venue, lovely staff and very funny comedians. What more could you ask for. If you're looking for something a bit different on a Saturday and you don't get offended easily then do give it a go. Will be returning again without a doubt

Visited April 2014
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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“Excellent night out, drinks a little dear. ”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Having never been to a comedy club before I did wonder what to expect!

Location of Oxford Glee Club is great if you want a boogie afterwards in Wahoo (downstairs from club) or in nightclubs 5 min walkaway.

Comedians were very entertaining with intervals after every act. Only criticism, drinks could be cheaper and kitchen for food open longer.

Went for a friend's birthday and would definitely return.

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Pete M, General Manager at The Glee Club, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
(LAR0gers),

Firstly, thank you for choosing The Glee Club as your first visit to a comedy club. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself and had a good old boogie after as well.

We appreciate constructive criticism and take it seriously in our ongoing efforts to improve The Glee to be the best it can be.

Since your review we have looked into your suggestion of keeping the kitchen open for longer. After a few successful trials, you will be happy to hear that we now keep the kitchen open until the end of the first interval. Thank you for helping us achieve this!

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit, have a look at our website to see the great line ups we have in store for the coming months.

Best wishes and thanks again from all of us here at The Glee Oxford
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