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GoNOLA Find: Tuesday Night Comedy

If laughter is the best medicine, then we’ve got three top New Orleans comedy spots for your Tuesday blues.

It’s Tuesday, and your boss’ jokes are giving you a serious headache. Not to worry, because laughter is the best medicine, and we’ve got you covered on all the best places to really yuk it up. It’s no secret that New Orleans comedy is among the best in the South — local and nationally known comedians are taking the stage all over the city or flocking to events like Hell Yes Fest, sure, but you don’t have to wait for the next big act or comedy festival. Seeking out comedy in our city couldn’t be easier, especially during the week.

Though some people say there’s nothing funny about Tuesday (it is, after all, the Internet’s least-favorite day of the week), we beg to differ. Here are three top spots for Tuesday night comedy. The joke’s on you, Tuesday!

The Den sits inside Howlin' Wolf, located in the Warehouse District. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)
The Den sits inside Howlin’ Wolf, located in the Warehouse District. (Photo: Rebecca Ratliff)

Comedy Beast at THE HOWLIN’ WOLF DEN

  • Where: 907 S. Peters St.
  • When: 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Comedians Cyrus Cooper and Vincent Gambon host a free comedy showcase at this low-key bar around the corner from the Howlin’ Wolf music venue. Big name comics have been known to drop in from time to time and have included Louis C.K., Hannibal Buress, and Kyle Kinane, to name a few.

Comedy Catastrophe at LOVE LOST LOUNGE

  • Where: 2529 Dauphine St.
  • When: 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Stand-up comic Cassidy Henehan hosts a booked showcase of local comedians for this weekly mic. Order some pho from the back restaurant, order a bottle of wine at the bar, and you’ve got the makings for a perfect date night.

The back patio at Bar Redux. (Photo by Jeffery Davitt via Bar Redux on Facebook)
The back patio at Bar Redux. (Photo by Jeffery Davitt via Bar Redux on Facebook)

Young Funny Presents Spontaneous Show at BAR REDUX

Where: 801 Portland Ave.

When: 7:30 p.m. sign up/ 8 p.m. show

Cost: No cover for ages 21 and up

New to the scene is the Spontaneous Show, a weekly open-mic at Bar Redux, a cozy little bar on the edge of the Bywater. Grab some drinks and head to the back patio for a night of fun.


Open Mic Night with Leon Blanda at House of Blues — Here’s another free comedy opportunity: this time in the French Quarter. The open mic show starts at 8 p.m. in the Voodoo Garden. Want to be in the show? Sign-up before 7:30 p.m. (and the earlier the better).

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