[Bogomil Mihaylov, Unsplash]

Best Places in New Orleans For a Comedy Show

07:00 May 15, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

There is nothing better than laughing so hard until you can't breathe. Comedy shows and stand-ups have continued to steadily increase over the years.

Nowadays, you can find these shows everywhere. If you're in for a good laugh, check out the list below of the top 10 places for a comedy show and a guaranteed good laugh.

10 Places in NOLA For A Comedy Show

1. Comedy House New Orleans

610 Fulton St., (504) 444-9553


[Comedy House New Orleans, Facebook]

Known as New Orleans' one and only live, full-time place for comedy, Comedy House New Orleans hosts shows six nights a week. The intimate, modern venue holds 70 seats.

Although they don't serve food, they do have a full bar to sip on a drink and listen to the jokes. They have multiple shows in one night. The Comedy House is open everyday of the week from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., besides Tuesday.

2. Saenger Theatre

1111 Canal St., (504) 525-1052


[Saenger Theatre, Facebook]

The Saenger Theatre is known for its beautiful architecture and the many plays, shows, concerts, and other events it puts on. They also host many comedy shows and stand-ups.

Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld will be performing a comedy stand-up at the Saenger Theatre on Friday, May 31. He has two performances, one at 7 p.m. and the following at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and vary in price.

3. It's Good Comedy

435 Esplanade Ave., (504) 264-2860


[It's Good Comedy, Facebook]

Located inside the Dragon's Den, It's Good Comedy is a comedy club that hosts weekly shows. They have shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

It's Good Comedy is produced by Vincent Zambon. Follow their Facebook @ It's Good Comedy and Instagram @itsgoodcomedynola to stay updated on their upcoming performances.

4. The Howlin' Wolf

907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844


[Photo Credit: The Howlin Wolf, Facebook]

The Howlin' Wolf is a bar, restaurant, music club, and also hosts comedy shows. They serve classic bar food and tons of beer to drink while watching the show.

They have a couple upcoming comedy shows, including Comedy Beast and Comedy Gumbeaux. Buy your tickets now.

5. Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic

500 S. Telemachus St., (504) 400-9141


[Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic, Facebook]

With comedy shows every Monday at 8 p.m., Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a low-lit comedy club with a basement feel.

Write the funniest and best joke for their fishbowl topics to win a free drink. If that's not an incentive to go, then we don't know what is.

6. Big Couch New Orleans

1045 Desire St. Suite 101


[Big Couch New Orleans, Facebook]

If you are looking for a place to learn more about comedy, but also watch a show, head to Big Couch New Orleans. This improv theater teaches those who want to learn about comedy through workshops and shows.

They have a couple improv shows coming up, including many nights of Free Comedy Jam for Improvisers. Improv takes a lot of skill, so show support for those who work hard in the comedy world.

7. Carrollton Station

8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190


[Carrollton Station, Facebook]

Carrollton Station is a bar and music club located in a predominately college student area. They host different events each night of the week, including jam sessions, trivia nights, and comedy shows.

On Wednesday, they host "Think You're Funny?" Comedy Open Mic shows. It is a free comedy show that you can sign up for and participate in. The sign ups begin at 8 p.m. with the show beginning at 9 p.m.

8. Hi Ho Lounge

2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446


[Hi Ho Lounge, Facebook]

There is always an event happening at Hi Ho Lounge in the Marigny, an area full of life and arts. This live music venue and bar hosts nightly events and is open seven days a week.

Every Sunday, they host live stand-up comedy shows that begin at 8 p.m. There is no cover needed.

9. The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret

2240 St. Claude Ave.


[The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret, Website]

Located next to Hi Ho Lounge, The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret hosts plays, burlesque shows, concerts, and comedy shows. This place has it all.

It is a 21+ venue that requires a valid ID. The next upcoming comedy performance is Geneva Joy's Comedy Rent Party on May 23 from 7-9 p.m. Food and drinks will be available.

10. Dragon's Den

435 Esplanade Ave.


[Dragon's Den, Facebook]

The Dragon's Den in the Marigny is a two-floor bar, restaurant, and event venue. It is located inside the Hidden Adventure Swamp & Plantation Tours. It has a full bar, outdoor seating, and a stage.

They host live stand-up comedy shows every Friday and Saturday. It's Good Comedy Open Mic performs every Thursday at 8 p.m.

Sign Up!