Who doesn’t need a good laugh these days? There are plenty of live comedy shows in Atlanta to get you giggling and guffawing.
Better yet, you can do comedy on the cheap. Most of the live comedy shows in this list are right around $10, and some are FREE. In some cases, the admission price includes a drink ticket. We’ll keep adding to the list as we find other comedy shows.
NOTE: We’ve done our best to screen for hidden costs like mandatory valet parking or a two-drink minimum. But we’re not perfect, and it’s possible that the terms of the ticket might change after we compile this list. Please double-check prices and terms at the event page or with the venue.
Also, most of these tickets are general admission, so you may want to find out what time the doors open so you can arrive early enough to get a good seat.
The info below describes the live comedy shows and tells you how to get the discounted price, if you need a special code or link.
Some of these are recurring events, so they are NOT all in chronological order. But if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll find a chronological events calendar of free and cheap comedy shows.
Punchline Comedy Nights at Avalon
First Mondays of each month, thru October
The Avalon multi-use development in Alpharetta is hosting its signature series of free events once again this summer. The FREE Comedy Nights will take place on the first Monday of each month, continuing through October. All shows are open to the public.
Performances last approximately 90 minutes and are recommended for guests ages 13 and older. During each show, restaurants Oak Steakhouse and Colletta will offer food and drink specials.
The April and May shows will be held in The Plaza adjacent to Concierge.
Beginning June 3, Punchline will resume in its traditional Palmer Plaza location (between Oak Steakhouse and Colletta).
Ten Buck Comedy
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
Friday nights in March & April — see dates below
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m.
This deal is a steal and the formula is simple: 10 comics for $10.
Ten Buck Comedy events are 18 and over.
There is FREE parking and no drink minimum.
The events are produced by Joe Pettis, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Atlanta Comedy,” and the founder of 1UP Comedy. The line-up is never revealed ahead of time — it’s a complete surprise and each show is a unique live experience. Drop-in appearances by well-known national comics are common.
Buy your $10 ticket in advance through Freshtix. There is a $1.99 service fee added at checkout.
Upcoming dates for Ten Buck Comedy include:
- Friday, April 19, 2019
- Friday, April 26, 2019
Sunday Funday open-mic comedy
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
Every last Sunday of the month
doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8
Admission: $5 at the door
This open-mic event takes place on the last Sunday of every month at the Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge. It’s a chance to see local up-and-coming comics and first-timers try out their best three minutes of material. Doors open at 7:30 and admission is just $5 (no advance ticket required). The laughs start at 8 p.m.
All comics put their name in the bucket and when their name is called, they’re on. Want to try stand-up yourself? Just show up before 8 p.m. and put your name in the bucket.
Highland Inn Ballroom is located at 644 North Highland Ave. in Atlanta.
Upcoming Sunday Funday dates include:
- April 28th
- May 26th
Please verify the event is on before you head out! We do our best to keep our listings up to date, but with recurring events there is always a chance one is canceled.
Finely Crafted: Cocktails and Comedy
Old Fourth Ward Distillery
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (through December 11th)
7 to 10 p.m.
This is a bi-monthly show that takes place on second and fourth Wednesdays. It features some of Atlanta’s finest stand-up comics, along with craft cocktails featuring O4D liquors. For updated lineups of scheduled comics, check out the Finely Crafted Facebook page.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite until the end of the year, and there are no fees added to the $10 price. Choose the date you want from the drop-down menu.
The dates for the rest of the year are:
- May 8th and 22nd
- June 12th and 26th
- July 10th and 24th
- August 14th and 28th
- September 11th and 25th
- October 9th and 23rd
- November 13th and 27th
- December 11th
Beer & Comedy Night
Sweetwater Brewing Company
Every other Monday (see dates below)
Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m.
Admission for these events are $12, but the price include two beers — how awesome is that!
Tickets are available at the door and the event is 21 and over.
Beer & Comedy Night has been around since 2011, making it the longest running brewery show in the country. It’s hosted by Joe Pettis, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Atlanta Comedy,” and the founder of 1UP Comedy, where he produces some of Atlanta’s most popular comedy shows. The event is known for surprise drop-ins by nationally touring comics.
Upcoming Monday night Beer & Comedy shows include:
- April 15, 2019
- April 29, 2019
Comedy Night at Ironmonger Brewing
Select Friday nights, March – May
This is a Groupon BOGO deal— you get TWO general admission tickets for just $15.
Groupon doesn’t charge a service fee. Be sure to read all the fine print on the Groupon page before you buy.
Comedians Damon Summer and Laura Austin host Comedy Night at Ironmonger Brewing, which features up-and-coming local comics.
Upcoming Comedy Night shows include:
- Friday, April 19
- Friday, May 17
Underwear Comedy Party
The Village Theatre
Last Friday of the month
Underwear Comedy Party is just $10 for admission. There is free parking and no drink minimum.
This is a one-of-a-kind monthly show featuring local and touring comics performing in nothing but their underwear. For real!
The event has been named one of the Nine Most Unique Concept Comedy Shows in the Nation by Laughbutton. It’s been said that Thrillist named it one of the 13 naughtiest things to do in Atlanta, but we couldn’t actually find a link to such an article.
Buy your ticket in advance through Freshtix, which charges a $1.99 service fee.
The shows are 18 and over.
Event listings by date:
Monday, August 2, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021