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National Comedy Theatre (or NCT as it's continuously referred to as) is consistently fun and lively. They have a continuously rotating cast, so there's always a fresh feel to the show. They also rotate the games they play, so it always feels like a new show. The show strives to be appropriate for all ages.
The first time we went, it was the 7:30 show and a sell out. The cast worked together very well, and the host kept the action going. We felt like we were watching professionals.
The second time we went, it was the 9:45 and only maybe half full. The show was just as hilarious but a lot more casual. They interacted well with the audience. And since we sat near one of the players benches near the front, they talked to us and made us laugh even more when they weren't on stage.
The show is a winner. It's funny, reasonably cheap, and its an independent local production. The entire cast have day jobs, and you really feel like they're all best friends. After a while, you feel like you're part of the gang too. You don't get that feeling too often.
This place is so cool. Its all wooden and on a hill so at times it has this weird treehouse feel to it (just go with me on that). Their beer selection is great. The food is authentically British (but still good). They have fun little events from time to time. And it's actually staffed by Brits. The bartenders mix well. And there's usually a soccer game being streamed in live. It's a great pub, a decent place to grab a bite, and they have their own lot in the back too.
It's tasty, local, and award winning. If you truly want to have that independent coffee shop experience, this is it. Everything is local. The art is done locally, and replaced constantly. The gelato is made on site. From what I hear, it's actually also sold to restaurants all over San Diego for them to mark up and put on their menus. They have an upstairs lounge that is usually quiet and with a nice view of the airport.
This place is awesome.
CSUFGrad has not cast any votes in the 2017 San Diego A-List.