Best Comedy Clubs in Atlanta

There’s nothing like the feeling of laughing your head off, and Atlanta has plenty of comedy clubs to make that happen. Whether you’re in the mood to see a stand-up comedian or an improv group, explore our list of some of the best comedy clubs in Atlanta.

Find the perfect show to have you laughing all night.

Atlanta Comedy Theater Underground

This upscale comedy club offers a place for a variety of comedians coming to town — big names like Kenan Thompson, Cedric the Entertainer and Andrew Schultz. The shows won’t disappoint with a night of laughter perfect for a group of friends to enjoy. Before you attend the show in Downtown Atlanta, dine at one of the many restaurants in the area. Choices range from fast-casual to more formal.

Where: 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW

Dad’s Garage Theatre

Enjoy a show at Dad’s Garage Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Dad’s Garage Theatre)

Located in Old Fourth Ward, Dad’s Garage Theatre is a nonprofit theater company offering shows and classes. If you’re interested in improv or sketch comedy classes, Dad’s Garage provides an opportunity to hone your skills and meet a group of people with similar interests. Just want to enjoy a show? There are plenty of improv or scripted shows that will leave you laughing.

Where: 569 Ezzard St. SE

Don’t Tell Comedy

A secret comedy show in Atlanta? Sign us up. Don’t Tell Comedy has secret shows all around Atlanta. The catch is you won’t know the location or performers until 8 a.m. the day of. Each show features between four and six comedians to keep you laughing.

Where: It’s a secret. Shhh.

Dynamic El Dorado

Are you in the mood for an open-mic? Improv show? Sketch show? You can find it all at Dynamic El Dorado. You’ll also find unstoppable laughter here. The Midnight Mic is a chance for anyone to show up and get four minutes to shine on stage.

Where: 572 Edgewood Ave. SE

Laughing Skull Lounge

Stop by a show at Laughing Skull Lounge next time you’re in Midtown. (Photo by Taylor Boser)

Located in the Vortex Midtown, Laughing Skull Lounge has been providing a space for comedy since 2010. Each show features some of Atlanta’s funniest comedians doing their best 10 minutes every Thursday through Sunday. Laughing Skull sponsors an open mic option for comedians wanting to try out their skills. It happens every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. You can gain your own experience by taking the six-week comedy class that has a graduation show at the end.

Where: 878 Peachtree St. NE

The Punchline

The Punchline can be your next date spot with comedy shows happening every weekend. It’s the longest running comedy club in Atlanta with a variety of performers — everyone from big names to up-and-coming stars. The comedy club is located right next to Landmark Diner, so you can enjoy delicious food before enjoying the show.

Where: 3652 Roswell Road

Sketchworks Comedy

Sketchworks Comedy highlights the importance of sketch comedy, focused on developing original scenes and scenarios that are written and rehearsed before being performed. The shows feature professional actors, writers and filmmakers. Sketchworks also presents shows with kids and teens performing. People of all ages can take classes with one-on-one coaching available.

Where: 349 Decatur St. SE

Whole World Improv Theatre

Whole World Improv Theatre has been a staple in the city since 1994. Located in Midtown, Whole World Improv aims to connect people of all ages through joy and laughter. It’s easy to accomplish with four shows a week that emphasize theatrical adventure. Want to get in on the action? Whole World Improv Theatre offers classes for people of all experience and age levels. Adults can take a one-day workshop or a 10-week long program. Kids and teens can take classes ranging from beginner to “improvius” prime.

Where: 1216 Spring St. NW

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