Joystick Comedy Bar & Arcade

Comedy club & arcade (plus we have great food!), all in the heart of downtown Iowa City. Joystick sits underneath Studio 13, right where we belong.

With live local, regional and national comedians every week plus open mic every Monday & Thursday, you can escape for a laugh six nights a week (we're closed Sundays in honor of our Saturday hangover). Plus we have karaoke every night except Monday and an ever growing selection of arcade games to play. Come laugh & play at Joystick.

01/16/2024

FREE weekly Drag Trivia w/Jackie Frost returns tonight!
~ Doors open @ 8, Trivia @ 9
~ Comedy & Karaoke after Trivia
~ Trivia is FREE to play with fabulous prizes each week
~ Iowa City's best drink deals all night

12/25/2023

We are CLOSED tonight but Studio 13 is OPEN with Monty's Christmas Karaoke!

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, we hope it's a joyous and hopeful time for you and yours.

12/25/2023

We are CLOSED tonight (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow (Christmas Day / Night) but Studio 13 is OPEN with Monty's Christmas Karaoke!

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! Whatever you celebrate this holiday season, we hope it's a joyous and hopeful time for you and yours.

11/18/2023

Karaoke ALL NIGHT LONG!!

11/06/2023

Join us tonight for our Sunday Funnies open mic! Anyone can sign up, doors at 8 and show at 9:30!

11/02/2023

It’s the first Thursday of the month! Join us as Jok-e-oke opens with shmuckdate and Spencer Loucks hosts! Anyone can perform just show up and sign up!

11/01/2023

Tonight is Karaoke Wednesday! Plus we’ve got Drag U upstairs at studio! 1/2 price whiskey all night long!

10/31/2023

Happy Halloween! We are open today slide by for free play Tuesday 👻

10/28/2023

Comedy game show is tonight! We’ll have a costume contest at 10, alongside some fun games and jokes galore!

10/26/2023

We got open mic comedy tonight! Hosted by Nee!

10/20/2023

Tonight!! Gunna be ruckus! Plus karaoke after the comedy show and drag show upstairs at 10:45!

10/08/2023

Comedy game show tonight! Doors at 8, show at 9:30, drag show at 10:30!

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13 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA
52240

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8pm - 2am
Wednesday 8pm - 2am
Thursday 8pm - 2am
Friday 8pm - 2am
Saturday 8pm - 2am

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