In April our family decided to visit the Comedy Barn. We called the Comedy Barn located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee about a week before going and made our reservations. The lady on the phone was very polite. In less then two minutes we had our reservations made and a conformation number.
The day of the show we arrived an hour early. We drove to the back of the Comedy Barn, where there is a lot of parking and a back road for an easy exit after the show, and parked in the back row facing toward the back road. There were a few workers over by a picnic table smoking. The parking lot is nice overall with the exception of the worker’s break area. Understandable they need a break area and at least the break area is in back.
Next we walked around the building to the front entrance. There was a guest service counter off to the right and an area ticket counter on the left. The ticket counter sold the ticket for the Comedy Barn and other area attractions. If you are going to more then one show you could get a discount rate. In the lobby was also a snack bar with food and drinks for sale. As with most places that prices for food or drinks was high, $3.00 for a drink. There was also a gift shop with a build a bear machine in the middle. Nice and neat gift shop, but the prices were a little high, but average for being at a show.
After we made the children use the restroom, good idea for everyone, we enter the door leading down to the seating area. Our seats where located off on the left hand side of the sitting area. There are two large TV screen on the sides of the stage. Also on each side of the stage was T-shirts/Gift shop.
Waiting for the show to begin was fun. There was a guy walking around with a fake skunk. He walked up to children trying to see if they would pet the skunk. He was making the skunk move and look like it was real. Some of the children would pet it, but others, like my youngest, were afraid to touch it. My youngest son and this man had a bit of fun picking on each other before the show. The man startled him a few times with the skunk and my youngest would tell him some story. The man with the skunk walked though the crowd and talked, joked, and let kids pet his skunk.
Just before the show was about to start the man with the skunk picked six children to go up latter in the show with him. He gave them a blue or yellow card. My youngest was one of the lucky ones who got a card. All the kids will get a chance to go up on stage.
The show is recorded live and almost everyone in the audience is shown on the DVD. The DVD cost was $20 ($19 something but I rounded up), but well worth it. The Comedy Barn also has great deal on their shirts. $9.95 a shirt, but the shirt gets old, faded, or a hole in it, they will replace the shirt for free. Reason is they want you to wear their shirts.
The Comedy Barn show starts off with dogs doing tricks. There is some signing and dancing, a juggler, a ventriloquist (who will pull some real dummies from the audience), a dance for all the kids up on stage, a bit of funny magic (which is where the six kids come into play), and some funny lip moving from three men from the audience.
Each show is a little different because of the participation from the audience. With the exception of the dogs doing tricks, we laughed though the rest of the show. During the magic trick was the funniest for us. Our youngest son ran around the others when the guy got a fake mouse trap on his hand. The guy incorporated this very well and ran around the five kids as well behind our son. It was one of those things were it is just funnier when you see it.
At the end of the kids with the cards got to stop in the lobby and get a free stuffed pig with a Comedy Barn shirt on. We all had lots of fun and the staff is very polite, funny, and they do a great job working with the audience. The Comedy Barn is one of the best shows that we can’t wait to revisit.