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!
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.
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).