Black comedy clubs are one of the hottest entertainment tickets in the Atlanta area. These clubs offer a great way to see up-and-coming talent in an inexpensive setting. Before they sell out huge arenas or star in big-budget movies, these comics become a mainstay on the local black comedy club circuit.
Uptown Comedy Corner
Not only is Uptown Comedy Corner one of the oldest black comedy clubs in the Atlanta area, but it's one of the oldest establishments for comedy in the country, with a history of tickling patron's funny bones for 20 years. Every seat in the house is a good one. The club has a full kitchen with a broad selection of food and drink. Some of today’s black comedic superstars such as Mo'Nique, Steve Harvey, Chris Tucker and others have graced the stage of this club. There's always an opportunity to win free tickets to Uptown, as the club regularly partners with local radio stations to hand out free passes for upcoming shows. Also, don't be surprised to receive free tickets while exiting the club after a performance.
Uptown Comedy Corner 800 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 881-0200 uptowncomedy.net
Atlanta House of Comedy
The Atlanta House of Comedy is a local comedy show production company that takes over different clubs throughout the Atlanta area each week. Every show is guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor with laughter. You'll also laugh at an admission price that’s free for those who register in advance at the producer’s website and arrive early. Arriving early to the show has other advantages, as there are $5 food and drink specials that in most cases expire between 30 minutes and an hour before the show.
Comedians take the stage on Wednesday nights at Backstage Atlanta. The club is elegant and classy, but patrons don't have to break the bank to have a good time. Enjoy food and drink specials before the show. Free admission is granted to those who arrive early. The show is hosted by Bruce Bruce, a seasoned comic who has appeared on HBO's Russell Simmons’ "Def Comedy Jam" and in major films such as "Idlewild", “XXX: State of the Union” and “Who's Your Caddy?”
Backstage Restaurant & Lounge 2505 Godby Road Atlanta, GA 30349 (404) 763-1107 backstageatlanta.com
Phat Comedy has been producing comedy shows at local clubs and restaurants since 2002. The shows are free. Food and drink specials are always on the menu. The shows feature local and national comedians. Quincy Bonds, who is an Atlanta-based actor and comedian, serves as an executive producer. Bonds has starred in episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”
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