A guide to LA’s comedy clubhouse – Dynasty Typewriter

Published On: February 17, 2023Categories: Comedy Shows, Tourist attractionsTags:

If you’re planning a stay with us at Freehand LA and you’re all about that comedy life, then you need to make sure you check out LA’s comedy clubhouse – the Dynasty Typewriter.

The Dynasty Typewriter is a unique and iconic venue dedicated to the celebration of all things vintage, charming and exciting. Located in the heart of Westlake, this venue has become a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. With its lively atmosphere, the Dynasty Typewriter offers something for everyone including stand-up comedy, live podcasts, variety shows, screenings and concerts.

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do during your LA trip, the Dynasty Typewriter is the perfect spot for an unforgettable night out.

History of the Dynasty Typewriter comedy clubhouse

The Dynasty Typewriter is housed in the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles – a beloved and iconic landmark in the city. The theater was designed in 1927 by the architect Stiles O. Clements of the firm Morgan, Walls & Clements (who also designed the Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown) and was called The Masque Theater. It was later renamed following renovations completed by The Rita Hayworth Theatre Company in the 40s.

In 1950, the building was renowned for being one of Los Angeles’s top revival movie houses, and it was also home to one of the city’s initial Tiki Bars, named The Vagabond’s House. This tropical nightclub was a popular destination for Hollywood stars and celebrities, known for its stunning and luxurious atmosphere.

The Hayworth Theatre has also featured in numerous Hollywood films, such as the Naked Gun movies, and more recently, the Oscar-winning La La Land – it served as the theatre where Emma Stone’s character performed her one-woman show, So Long Boulder City.

In 2018, the theater started housing the comedy clubhouse, the Dynasty Typewriter.

Who has performed here in the past?

The Dynasty Typewriter has hosted numerous comedians and performers alike since it opened five years ago, including big names such as:

  • Seth Rogen
  • Judd Apatow
  • Chelsea Peretti
  • Conan O’Brien
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Adam Sandler
  • Grace Helbig
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Kumail Nanjiani

And many more!

What’s on at the Dynasty Typewriter?

The Dynasty Typewriter has plenty on offer over the next few months including exciting comedy shows such as ‘The Last Improv with Kumail Nanjiani’ and stand-up performances from comedians Alan Carr and Phoebe Robinson.

For a full list of upcoming events, take a look at their calendar.

How much are tickets?

Tickets vary depending on the show or performance, but prices range anywhere from $15 to $50 dollars. If you don’t want to miss out, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

How to get there from Freehand LA

There are three options you can choose to travel to the Dynasty Typewriter:

  • Walk – if you don’t mind taking a long stroll, you can reach the clubhouse in 40 minutes on foot.
  • Taxi/Hire Car – It takes approx 7-8 minutes in the car from Freehand LA.
  • Public transport – You can catch the E Westlake/Fashion District bus from 7th St & Olive St to Alavarado St & 7th St, and then walk 7 minutes across MacArthur Park to reach the Dynasty Typewriter. This will take approx 24 minutes in total.