Com­edy & Im­prov

Where Atlanta - - THE GUIDE -

DAD’S GARAGE THE­ATRE COM­PANY— The im­prov com­pany re­cently moved into a new home in the Old Fourth Ward (a for­mer church), where it serves up its hi­lar­i­ous im­prov and scripted shows. Sta­ple shows in­clude Ex­treme Elim­i­na­tion Im­prov Chal­lenge, CageMatch and TheatreS­ports. Check web­site for a com­plete sched­ule and ticket prices. www.dads­garage.com. 569 Ez­zard St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.523.3141. Map1/D7 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 Road NE, Buck­head, 404.277.3071. Map2/C2 THE LAUGH­ING SKULL LOUNGE— This 74-seat venue is tucked in the back of the Vor­tex Bar & Grill in Mid­town, and con­sid­ered the city’s go-to com­edy club. Open mic nights are Tu&W at 8 pm. Tick­ets $20-$25. Check web­site for full sched­ule. www.laugh­ingskul­l­lounge.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 877.523.3288. Map3/D5 THE PUNCH­LINE COM­EDY CLUB— At­lanta’s long­est-run­ning com­edy club. Call for a com­plete sched­ule. Tick­ets $10-$20. www.punch­line. com. 3652 Roswell Road NW, Buck­head, 404.252.5233. Map2/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 for per­for­mances and dates. www.up­town­com­edy.net. 800 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, West­side, 404.881.0200. Map3/E2 VIL­LAGE THE­ATRE— The group of ac­tors who make up this theater are vet­er­ans of im­prov and sketch com­edy. Weekly shows in­clude: “Com­edy Live” F at 8:30 pm; “Im­prov A**Hole!” Sa at 8:30 pm; and “Dan­ger! The Show” W at 9:30 pm. Tick­ets $5-10. www.vil­lage­com­edy.com. 349 De­catur St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.688.8858. Map3/J7 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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