Com­edy & Im­prov

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THE BASE­MENT THE­ATER Guests rave about the fun, cheap and hys­ter­i­cal entertainment found at this hole-in-the-wall com­edy lounge. BYOB is en­cour­aged. Im­prov shows ev­ery Th, F & Sa at 8&10 pm. Tick­ets $5-$10. www.the­base­mentthe­atre.com. 175 West Wieuca Rd. NE, Buckhead, 404.277.3071. Map2/C2

DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE COM­PANY The im­prov com­pany has set up shop at 7 Stages un­til it moves to its per­ma­nent home. Don’t worry, the shows are the same (i.e., funny) in­clud­ing: Ex­treme Elim­i­na­tionIm­provChal­lenge Th at 10:30 pm

through Nov. 27; CageMatch F at 10:30 through Sept. 26; and TheatreS­ports Sa at 10:30 pm through Nov. 29. Tick­ets $5-$23. www.dads­garage.com. 7 Stages, 1105 Eu­clid Ave. NE, Lit­tle Five Points, 404.523.3141. Map1/D7

THE LAUGH­ING SKULL LOUNGE Small com­edy venue in the back of The Vor­tex Bar & Grill. Up­com­ing shows: Ritch Shyd­ner Sept. 4-7, Best of At­lanta Show­case to Ben­e­fit AIDS At­lanta Sept. 11, Best of At­lanta Sept. 12-Dec. 28, Dana Gould Sept.

18-21, Pat Brown Sept. 25-28. Open Mic Nights are Tu&W at 8 pm. Tick­ets $20-$25. Call for times. www.laugh­ingskul­l­lounge.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 877.523.3288. Map3/D5

THE PUNCH­LINE COM­EDY CLUB At­lanta’s longestrun­ning com­edy club. Up­com­ing shows: Kevin Nealon Sept. 12&13, Felipe Es­parza Sept. 18-21, LaVell Craw­ford Sept. 26&27. Call for a com­plete sched­ule. Tick­ets $10-$20. www.punch­line.com. 280 Hilder­brand Dr., Sandy Springs, 404.252. LAFF. Map1/D5

UPTOWN COM­EDY COR­NER This in­ti­mate venue has hosted per­for­mances from Chris Rock, Dave Chap­pelle, Chris Tucker, Steve Har­vey and Ricky Smi­ley, to name a few. Call the club for per­for­mances and dates. www.up­town­com­edy.net. 800 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, West­side, 404.881.0200. Map3/E2

WHOLE WORLD IM­PROV THEATRE This non-profit troupe is con­sis­tently voted one of the best com­edy clubs and im­prov groups in town. Per­for­mances Tu & Th at 8 pm, F at 9 pm, Sa at 8&10:30 pm. Tick­ets $10-$25. www.whole­worldthe­atre.com. 1216 Spring St., Mid­town, 404.817.PLAY. Map3/B4

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