If laughter is the best medicine for your body, then Atlanta must be pretty healthy because our city was recently named the no. 1 funniest city in America by Movoto. While, on first glance this may seem surprising, if you dig a little deeper into Atlanta’s comedy scene, you’ll quickly realize why residents of Atlanta real estate know this ranking is no joke.
- Laughing Skull Lounge has been repeatedly named the top comedy club in the city, and just one visit to this laugh factory will help you understand why. Shows or open mics are held almost nightly, so check their calendar for full details.
- Whole World Improv Theatre has been exciting Atlanta with improvisational comedy for more than 18 years, and is home to 40-plus company members that not only perform, but also teach classes.
- The Punchline Comedy Club is Atlanta’s longest running and continuously operated comedy club in Atlanta. The club boasts the biggest numbers of shows per week, so be sure to consider this hot spot during your next outing.
- Uptown Comedy Corner has hosted several big name comedians throughout its storied history, and guests love that you never know which famous comedian or celebrity might show up on any given night.
- Dad’s Garage Theatre isn’t your ordinary garage. Guests can enjoy original scripted productions along with improv shows 52 weeks a year.
- Bonkerz Comedy Club, located north of the city in Roswell, offers the hottest comedians every Friday and Saturday night.
- Sketchworks, located in Decatur, is Atlanta’s premier sketch comedy troupe which presents shows similar to Saturday Night Light or MadTV.
- David Cross, born in Atlanta, is well known for his standup comedy work on the HBO show Mr. Show and his role in the sitcoms Arrested Development and Modern Family.
- Jeff Foxworthy is another Atlanta born comedian who is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and is known for his “You might be a redneck…” one-liners, as well as various TV roles.
This list of comedians and comedy clubs is just a small sampling of the more than 35 comedy clubs located around the metro area, which means that your next night of hilarious laughter is closer to your Atlanta new home than you might think.