If you are a budding stand-up comedian without a fan base or an old-timer in the industry looking to try out new jokes, open mic nights are your white knights. Open mic nights are also a great night out against a backdrop of laughter-filled entertainment. We have assembled a crisp list of places for you to hit.
1. THE HABITAT, KHAR
The Habitat has hosted plenty of veteran comedians over the years. It prides itself in getting featured in Mumbai Mirror’s “Things to Do Today” regularly. The venue has a very robust stand-up game but also caters to music and poetry lovers. It is a quaint yet quirky place, the perfect hangout spot for your squad.
It usually reserves the weekends for big-league artists but you may be able to snatch a spot during the weekday open mic nights if you’re new in the business.
Address: 1st Floor, OYO Townhouse, Rd Number 3, next to Khar Station, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
2. THAT COMEDY CLUB, BANDRA
This place is a hub for comedy acts located right in the heart of the bustling city of Mumbai. It has hosted live performances and stand-ups by the finest artists like Biswa Kalyan Rath, Sapan Verma, Abhishek Upmanyu, etc.
If you are seeking a merry, laughter-and-good-vibes-in-the-air kind of evening, this intimate place is just for you.
That Comedy Club is in Bangalore too.
Address: 3rd Floor, Madhu Milan Building, 33rd Road, Pali Hill, above Smoke House Deli, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
2nd floor, Sherlock’s Pub, 46, 4th B Cross Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034
3. THE CENTRAL CLUB OF COMEDY, DELHI
This is a professional comedy club in the capital city of Delhi. It invites all types of artists over; from amateurs to seasoned headliners. It sports a very cosy, intimate seating area.
So, the next time you are looking to get your funny bones tickled hit this place and have a bubbly evening.
Address: Akshara Theatre, Near Gate No 5 of 11b, Baba Kharak Singh Rd, near
Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
The Central Club of Comedy’s Instagram
4. JAGRITI THEATRE, BENGALURU
This place is a happy hunting ground for the entire gamut of creative artists. They have a finger in every pie; music, theatre, dance and comedy, and much more. It has a massive seating area around a capacious stage.
What’s more? They have a little café and a restaurant named ‘The Fat Chef’ adjoining the theatre that’ll round up your wholesome experience here immaculately.
So visit Jagriti Theatre if you want equal parts laughter and some tasty food in your belly.
Address: Jagriti Renaissance, Varthur Road, Near Adarsh Palm Meadows,
Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
5. THE LAUGH CLUB, CHANDIGARH
The Laugh Club has upped Chandigarh’s stand-up game by a few notches. It is like an oasis in the desert for all the comedians in the North looking to make it big. The venue has had a bunch of famous comedians from Abhishek Upmanyu, Vir Das to Anubhav Singh Bassi over.
It has a closely-knit seating arrangement, setting the perfect Vaatavaran for a comedy gig. It also opens its stage for amateurs and newcomers in the profession.
Address: Sector 26, SCO-34 1st Floor, Chandigarh 160019
6. THE CUCKOO CLUB
From the founders of The Hive, The Cuckoo Club promotes and encourages all forms of art like theatre, music, improv, poetry, open mics, etc.
It boasts a wide seating capacity of around 120 people. In addition, it has a humble café tucked away on the first floor.
If you want an authentic stand-up experience with boisterous laughter and stellar performances, we recommend you try this place.
Address: Mac Ronell’s Compound 5AA, St Andrews Rd, next to Candies, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
7. PLAYGROUND COMEDY STUDIO, NEW DELHI
Known as Delhi’s first Comedy Studio, it is a great place for budding talents in the branch of comedy, Playground Comedy Studio hosts open mics and improv comedy nights frequently. In fact, the Co-Founder quotes “We provide a platform to aspiring comedians and the stars of tomorrow.” A few big-shots have also graced its stage.
With a small yet cosy seating area accommodating 25-30 people, be prepared for an immersive stand-up experience with some real face time with the performer.Sp, head to the capital’s comedy capital for a jovial evening dipped in good vibes.
Address: 317/276, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
8. URBAN SOLACE, BENGALURU
It is an American-style café that regularly hosts comedy nights and poetry readings for its patrons. With a comfortable seating area and a pleasant ambience, this place is located near a lake, making your evening all the more peaceful.
If you are fond of quaint places, Urban Solace with its menu of a vast array of scrumptious food will serve you just right! Address:
32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Rd, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042
Learn Comedy on Unluclass
Do you want to try your hand at comedy? Join the unluclass by one of the best comedians in Bollywood- Johnny Lever. You have watched him in action; now pick up on all the work that goes in behind a great comedic routine.
Kickstart your stand up comedy journey, join Johnny Lever’s online comedy class now.