Atlanta has one of the best damn comedy scenes in the country. If you’re looking to laugh (and you damn well better be!), check out one of these shows.
1. Hodgepodge Comedy Show at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse – Tues, 5/9 at 7pm
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head over to Hodgepodge in EAV. Comedy is back at the lil coffee shop courtesy of Allison Carroll. This bi-monthly showcase features folks like Cherith Fuller, Tom Russell, and more. Grab a scone and take a seat for some Tuesday night entertainment.
2. Ali Wong at The Tabernacle – Fri, 5/12, 2 shows
The Tabernacle is one of the coolest venues in Atlanta, so we’re always thrilled when the host comedians. This Friday, Ali Wong headlines two shows. She’s hot off her Netflix special, Baby Cobra, which she filmed while pregnant. She will also be co-starring in the ABC sitcom “American Housewife.” First show starts at 7pm, second at 9:30pm.
3. Laughs Trump Hate at Highland Ballroom – Fri, 5/12 at 8:30pm
Oh god, what a long year it’s been. Ease the pain of 2017 by laughing your ass off at Laughs Trump Hate. This philanthropic showcase will donate proceeds to Lost and Found Youth: an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths up to age 25 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. The show features such local gems as Andrew Markle, Powell Mansfield, Caroline Schmitt, Julie Osborne, and more. Tickets are $10.
4. Heather McDonald at City Winery – Fri, 5/12 at 8pm
“Chelsea Lately” fans are well-aware of Heather McDonald, a writer and regular panelist on the show. She’s also a best-selling writer and a stellar comedian. The multi-faceted McDonald performs at City Winery this Friday. Tickets start at $30.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Best of ATL at Laughing Skull – Thurs thru Sun
7 Minutes in Wild Heaven at Wild Heaven Beer – Thurs, 5/11 at 7pm
Piff the Magic Dragon at Punchline – Thurs thru Sat
Mother’s Day Kickoff at Uptown – Fri, 5/12
DEKEYS at Uptown – Sat thru Sun
1AM Secret Show at Smith’s Olde Bar – Sat, 5/13 at 1am
Date Night at Argosy – Tues, 5/16 at 8:30pm
News Flash at Village Theatre – Thurs, 5/18 at 9pm
Jamie Lee at Laughing Skull – Thurs thru Sun, 5/18-21
WonderComedy Presents Yohance Collins at Cabbagetown Community Center– Fri, 5/19 at 9pm
Roast of Seinfeld at Highland Ballroom – Fri, 5/19 at 9pm
Chris Rock at Fox Theatre – Fri thru Sun, 5/26-28
Comedy Night at Second Self Beer – Mon, 5/29 at 7pm
85 South Live at Smith’s Olde Bar – Wed, 5/31 at 7pm
Dave Chappelle at The Tabernacle – 6/11 thru 6/19
ABCD at Laughing Skull – Sun, 6/18 at 8pm
Ron Funches at Smith’s Olde Bar – Fri, 6/23 at 8pm
Beth Stelling at Laughing Skull – Thurs thru Sun, 6/22-25
Joe Zimmerman at Laughing Skull – Thurs thru Sun, 7/13-16
Tim & Eric at Variety Playhouse – Fri, 7/28
Tig Notaro at The Tabernacle – Sun, 8/13 at 7:30pm
Brian Regan at Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Sat, 9/23 at 8pm
Trevor Noah at Cobb Energy Centre – Sat, 10/14 at 7pm
Jen Kirkman at Variety Playhouse – Fri, 11/3 at 9pm
Mike Birbiglia at Center Stage – Fri, 12/15 at 7pm
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.