Comedy club in Irvine, California Comedy club featuring big names & up-and-comers, plus offering a full food & drink menu. Since 1963, the Improvisation Comedy Clubs have remained the premier stages for live comedy in the United States. Over the decades, the talent who have graced Improv stages represent the Who’s Who in American comedy. Located in the Orange County region of Southern California, Irvine Improv delivers a combination of A-list comedy, good food and cocktails. The club regularly hosts top tier talent, from Kevin Hart to Patton Oswalt. And Robin Williams once surprised the crowd when he took the stage. When the Improv opened in Irvine in 1987, Orange County residents suddenly had a slice of Hollywood in their own backyard. A pre-sitcom Jerry Seinfeld was Irvine Improv's Opening Night headliner.