Carnival Introduces Punchliner Comedy Clubs
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Carnival Cruise Lines is upping their “fun” offering with the introduction of Carnival Punchliner Comedy Clubs — dedicated comedy lounges rolling out fleetwide by the end of the year.

Located in the ship’s aft lounge, each Punchliner Comedy Club will offer guests five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows are geared towards families, while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy.

“Given that laughter has been shown to have a positive effect on mood, stress reduction and overall happiness, our new clubs and performance line-up will only further enhance the spirited fun of a Carnival vacation” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO.

While comedy shows have always been part of Carnival’s entertainment lineup, the concept was taken to another level aboard the Carnival Dream, which offered the line’s first dedicated comedy club last fall. Comedy clubs are currently also featured on Carnival Glory, Carnival Pride and Carnival Sensation — with the concept being incorporated into the remainder of the fleet over the next several months.

All of Carnival’s aft show lounges will be converted to comedy clubs with a special stage and branded glassware, menus, employee uniforms and other items featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club logo. Agents can learn about the performer lineups and schedules in the ship’s Fun Times newsletter.


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