Atlanta has one of the best damn comedy scenes in the country. If you’re looking to laugh (cause you’re probably already over soccer), check out one of these shows.
1. News Flash at Village Theatre – Thurs, 3/9 at 9pm
No such thing as a slow news day. Come see Atlanta comedians skewer all the craziest news headlines at News Flash at the Village Theatre’s side stage. Six comedians will duke it out for bragging rights and the title of March News Flash champion. Doors open at 8:45 pm. Tickets are $5.
2. Cocktails & Comedy at Pinewood – Thurs, 3/9 at 10pm
Joe Pettis and 1UP Comedy have a brand new show, and it it’s anything like all their other productions, it’s going to be a goddamn blast. This Thursday is the inaugural edition of Cocktails & Comedy at The Pinewood in Decatur, which will then take place every Thursday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes a cocktail. If you don’t drink, don’t worry, in lieu of a cocktail you will get $10 towards your tab. Doors open at 9:30pm.
3. Kira Soltanovich at Laughing Skull – Thurs thru Sun
Kira Soltanovich headlines six shows this weekend at the Midtown club. She’s performed “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Comic Standing,” “The Tonight Show,” and self-produced her first hour special, You Did This To Me, while she was seven months pregnant. Oh boy, it’s going to be a good week.
4. Laughs Trump Hate at Highland Ballroom – Fri, 3/10 at 8:30pm
Hey, so the world’s still on fire. Bummer, but we’re going to try to make life a little less shitty with some comedy for a cause. Laughs Trump Hate will host another killer line-up of ATL’s funniest for a show benefitting Planned Parenthood. Come laugh and feel a hero. Tickets are $10
5. Jim Jefferies at Cobb Energy Centre – Sat, 3/11 at 8pm
He recently did what we all want to do and told Piers Morgan to “fuck off,” now he’s coming to the A. The Australian comedian has a number of Netflix specials including last year’s Free Dumb and just sold a late-night show to Comedy Central. He drops by the Cobb Energy Centre on his Unusual Punishment tour. Tickets will probably go fast so don’t hesitate.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Star Bar – Mon, 3/6 at 9:30pm
Long Haul at Relapse – Tues, 3/7 at 8pm
Jon Reep at Punchline – Thurs thru Sat
7 Minutes in Wild Heaven at Wild Heaven Brewery – Thurs, 3/9 at 7pm
Wake Up at Murmur – Thurs, 3/9 at 8:30pm
Gerald Kelly at Uptown – Fri thru Sun
Sandra Bernhard at City Winery – Fri, 3/10 at 8pm
1AM Secret Show at Smith’s Olde Bar – Sat, 3/11 at 1am
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 atlantacomedy.tumblr.com.