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Fantastic comedy ultimately ruined by poor venue.

York has some great venues! De Grey Rooms and City Screen Picture-house for example, we also have... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
ShaunBotham
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York, United Kingdom
Great Comedy, Awful Venue

I love watching comedy and have been to various venues in Manchester and York, including when it... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Claire_123
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England
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3 Feb 2017
“Fantastic comedy ultimately ruined by poor venue.”
11 Feb 2016
“Great Comedy, Awful Venue”
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

York has some great venues! De Grey Rooms and City Screen Picture-house for example, we also have some lovely classic theatres.. so why oh why must we forced into a tiny sticky-floored music venue to watch comedy? I've been to the venue on a number...More

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James J, Owner at The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi Confused by your review dated February 2017 as The Duchess actually closed down in June 2016?! The show you did come to happened in January 2015 - a whole two years before your review. As for 'tiny' the capacity of the Duchess was 200...More

Reviewed 12 February 2016

I love watching comedy and have been to various venues in Manchester and York, including when it used to be at City Screen. Although the City Screen was small, it was nice. This venue is dark, dismal, smelly and massively outdated. Limited bar choice although...More

3  Thank Claire_123
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

The comedy was fine. However the night was billed as 2.5 hours of comedy but at least an hour of that was wasted with intervals. A ten minute interval was announced and they came back 25 minutes later. This happened twice and it was late...More

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Sarah_Hyena, Manager at The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Hi Serendipitykm, Thank you for your comments, I’m sorry you felt disappointed with your visit to The Hyena Lounge, “two and a half hour long laughter-fest” refers to the length of the show and not the total stage time throughout the evening. I’m sorry if...More

Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Usually visit other comedy club around the country and was well impressed here. 3 really good acts, very good compare and drinks which was cheap enough. Little dingy but hey its well worth it for the money.

3  Thank Dako620
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Great fun, cheap night full of laughter, plastic cups but hey who cares. It's like being in an 80's club but has great character.

1  Thank Ali C
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Myself and my husband have been to the Hyena club on many occasions both at the Cinema and the Duchess. Got to say the Duchess does have a seedy feel to it but just adds to the atmosphere. Drinks are not overly priced and have...More

3  Thank Bookish30ish
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

The venue is grotty, the doormen are vile and the comedy acts struggled to hold the audiences attention. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I'm a big fan of stand up comedy, and having been to comedy clubs all over the world, I can safely say that this is the worst one I have ever been to. From the sticky floors (probably caused by the cheap horrible mixers served...More

4  Thank Mezzanine80
Reviewed 31 October 2014

First visit to a comedy club! 3 comics varying from crude to a very clever Australian. Bit scruffy but good fun never the less. would certainly visit again.

1  Thank RPW1948
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I had a brilliant night and got quite drunk!! Went outside to see if my partner was there having a cigarette and couldn't find him. The door men said I was too drunk to go back in, so when I tried to go past them...More

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James J, Owner at The Hyena Lounge Comedy Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2014

Hi Can you let me know which Saturday this occurred on so that we can look at the CCTV of the incident to see what happened Many thanks Toby Jones Hyena Lounge Comedy Club

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