Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle
310 S Troy St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
fax: (248) 542-1543
TollFree: (800) 952-5210
Bike Parking: No
Parking: Street, Valet
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: No
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09/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I only wish I could give ZERO stars!!
My sister is getting married and we wanted to have her bachelorette party here. I have been completely overwhelmed with my career and other MOH duties for the wedding and asked my mother to help me make a reservation for her bachelorette party.
We wanted a table toward the front to give the Bride-To-Be a little more attention from the comedians. This was the main reason we even wanted to go to a comedy club.
My mother called to make the reservation, gave her the credit card number and other necessary information requested. When my mother asked for a table up front she was quickly cut off and told, ""We don't reserve tables over the phone."" She asked to speak to the manager to explain she did not have a computer at home in order to reserve a table up front. She was then told, ""I'm sorry ma'am you'll have to find someone else to help you"" In those exact words from a manager!!!
My mother called me completely distraught and nearly in tears, because of how embarrassed she was for not having a computer and fearing her daughter the Bride-To-Be might not get a reservation at her favorite comedy club.
What kind of customer service is that?!?!?! If someone has clearly explained they do not have a computer and you ALREADY HAVE the pertinent information needed to quickly jump on the computer, that is right in front of you, why couldn
11/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Ridley's has been a mainstay in the area for many years. They've been in this location for quite some time. Most first timers have a difficult time finding the place as it look like a warehouse from the outside and is a bit off the main drag in Royal Oak.
Great history here as evidenced by the wall when you walk in with pictures of past performers Inside, they can curtain off half the room if the crowd is small. This obviously helps with the atmosphere. The comics are generally good...they consistently bring in the best talent (with few exceptions)....much better than any other club. Sound is always good, at least for the headliners.
The drinks are what you'd expect from a comedy club. The service isn't very good, so I usually order 2 beers at a time just in case the servers don't get back to the table in a timely fashion. I've never ordered any food so no comment. Menu is very, very limited.
If you're looking for good comedy on the weekends, go to the Comedy Castle...you will rarely be disappointed. Owner is a great guy!
03/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Parking at Comedy Castle is usually not hard to find if you come early. If you plan to use the Entertainment book coupon (buy one admission get one free) be sure to make reservations first or they won't take your coupon. Admission is usually $10, more for special acts. Shows are 18 and up with is a great plus for underage college students with no place else to go. They WILL card you for alcohol, so don't even bother trying.
If you are a non-smoker, the ""non smoking section"" here leaves much to be desired. There is no physical separation or ventilation between it and the smoking section, so you'll be smoking whether you like it or not basically. If this bothers you CC does offer a non-smoking show on Friday nights. The chairs here are unfortunately quite uncomfortable.
The drinks here are yummy, but expensive, weak, and small. There are a few appetizers available. Service is okay. The MC will frequently remind you to tip your servers. I have yet to be disappointed by any of the comedians here, so that is a definite positive. So basically if you're coming here to get drunk you're coming here to get broke. If you will be drinking here, be careful with your driving situation as Royal Oak police hiit the streets in great numbers on weekend nights.
02/03/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I had a giggling good time at Comedy Castle all four occasions I've been there. The ambiance was ideal to take a friend, family member or a date. It was incredibly busy each time I went, so the service was sluggish. I can't blame them for that but the drinks were weak too and there werent many choices for appetizers; only chips, popcorn, or fried food like mozzarella sticks. The show makes it worth the trip to return.