Carnival to Host 25,000 Comedy Shows in 2017

Punchliner Comedy Club

Carnival Cruise Lin will host what it says is a record 25,000 shows at its Punchliner Comedy Clubs featured across its fleet, which is made up of 25 ships.

Carnival said it offers more comedians and performances than any land-based comedy club in the United States. Each night, comedians perform multiple 30-minute shows across Carnival’s fleet. The Miami-based cruise line said at least two comedians perform on each ship, every night. All shows are complimentary.

Two early-evening PG-rated shows offer all-ages fun for the whole family while later performances feature more R-rated, adult-oriented comedy. Approximately 10 shows are presented during short cruise itineraries and with roughly 20 shows per cruise on longer length voyages.

“Our guests love to laugh and have fun and the Punchliner Comedy Club is by far one of the most popular venues on board with both established and up-and-coming comedians who keep audiences laughing and entertained,” said Sarah Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment. “Plus, many guests have never been to a comedy club so this is a wonderful way for them to try something different and check out an entirely new form of entertainment,” she added.

Added Chris Nelson, Carnival’s senior director of entertainment, “We search the world for the top comedians and fly them onto each cruise for limited engagements. Not only is Carnival one of the largest presenters of comedy in the world, we are the only cruise line to provide an authentic comedy club experience on every single voyage.”

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