Comedy sbows

The comedy shows are very popular on Carnival ships.  Why cant at least the adult show be shown in the main forward theater instead of crammimg everyone that can make it into the aft showroom?  Makes no sense.  If you are not an hour early standing on line your screwed.  The main theater would be great and more people can attend comfortably.  Also there are no other shows performing that late in the .ain theater.  Its closed.  Open it up for comedy. In my opinion.



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In my opinion, comedy shows are hit and miss depending on the demographics of the passengers. I do not find vulgar comedy funny at all, but there are those that do. I believe that the venue can be based on the median age of the passengers and of course the cruise line itself. A college break cruise on Carnival with a mid twenties crowd would be better in a large venue than say an Alaska cruise on Celebrity with a median age of 70.

I agree the comedy clubs need to be larger on Carnival. They always fill up way before the show and have a lot of people standing or not getting in at all.

On RCI, I know its generally the smaller venue as well. Might be a scheduling thing with other shows/events around the ship. But a bigger venue might be nice. I never got to go to the one on our last ship, but made reservations this time. I'm not missing it!

They make it the smaller venue because it is a more intimate setting, with the look and feel of a typical comedy club and they make it easier for the comedian to interact with the crowd. I asked the same question to the director on the last cruise I did because I felt the same. I can appreciate their response, but would like the larger venue

Interesting point.

I tend to agree with johngold. Comedy shows that we've seen are hit/miss. It is difficult to know audience size but one way to do a better job of control is to use a reservation / ticket process. I would not be in favor of that because it has its own drawbacks.

I believe that the cruise lines like the intimacy of small comedy clubs. I also know how annoying it is to stand on a long line for many minutes on Carnival waiting to get into a show. Perhaps more frequent shows is the answer or reserving a space ahead of time.


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