Comedy Highlights: Jan. 16-22

Atlanta has one of the best damn comedy scenes in the country. If you’re looking to laugh, check out one of these shows.

What A Joke National Comedy Fest comes to Eventide inauguration day weekend.


1. Date Night at Argosy – Tues, 1/17 at 8:30pm

EAV’s Argosy has hosted comedy shows before off and on, but now they’ve finally found the winning formula with Date Night. Held in the Argosy’s backroom/game parlor, this Tuesday night shindig is the perfect excuse to kickback and have a little fun early in the work week. Tix are $5 per person/per couple. Grab your bae, grab some drinks, some jokes, and a little post-show skeeball. Doors open at 8pm.

2. Julian McCullough at Punchline – 5 shows, Thurs, Sat, Sun

“Chelsea Lately” fans will recognize former panelist Julian McCullough. Or you might know him from his appearances on “This American Life,” or “The Tonight Show.” McCullough recently recorded his first hour special, but you can get a sneak preview live by catching one of his shows at The Punchline this weekend.

3. Sam Morrill at Laughing Skull – 6 shows, Thurs thru Sun

Over in Midtown, Sam Morrill headlines a weekend at the Laughing Skull. The comedian was the 2011 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Since then, Morrill released his debut album “Class Act” in 2015, had a Comedy Central half hour special, competed on the first season of Jeff Ross’ “Roast Battle,” and appeared on “Conan” last month. You have six chances to catch him, so hop to it.

4. WonderComedy Presents Kristin Rand at WonderRoot – Fri, 1/20 at 9pm

It’s so hard to say goodbye… This is a farewell show of sorts as WonderRoot is closing up shop at its former location meaning this is the last WonderComedy ever at our favorite little sticker basement. WonderComedy will continue at WR’s new venue but damn, we’ll miss this place. WC last show will be a banger with the hilarious Kristin Rand headlining. Rand has been listed as a “next wave comic to watch” by Splitsider, and called a “force of nature” in LA Weekly. Doors open at 8:30pm. $5. BYOB.

5. What A Joke: National Comedy Festival at Eventide Brewery – Sat, 1/21 at 6:30pm

Fight the power and have goddamn great time doing at What A Joke this Saturday. Twenty-three cities across the country are banding together for this inauguration day/weekend comedy festival to raise money for the ACLU. The great Eventide Brewery will host this righteous night of comedy. Doors open at 6pm, show’s at 6:30pm.



Author: Olivia

Olivia is an Atlanta-based stand-up comedian and writer. She loves comedy and pretty much only talks about it, Legos, and baseball and their many disappointments. She also curates