Be it the start of the week or the end, who can possibly say no to a healthy dose of humour to take the edge off a busy day? And the good news is that we have enough of comedy nights and stand-up gigs in the city literally to last you through the week. So get ready to be struck with a case of the funnies with our curated guide to some of the best comedy nights in town.

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Comedy performances at Prost brewpub

Source: Bangalore Comedy Club

This brewpub has stand-up and open mic comedy nights every Thursday. Mostly featuring artistes from Bangalore Comedy Club {a group of stand-up comedians from the city}, the event lets you sit back with a mug of beer and enjoy a laughter-filled evening, or even take up the stage and unleash your fun side.

Where: 749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala

When: Thursdays, 8pm onwards

Contact: 080 25534989

For regular updates, follow Prost on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Take 5

Comedy Nights at Take 5 restobar in indiranagar

Source: Bangalore Comedy Club

Having started with their Comedy Show nights {every Monday} almost three years ago, this lounge bar is an ideal option if you want to start your weekend on a fun note. Look out for performances by some of the best comedians in the city like Sanjay Manaktala, Sundeep Rao and Praveen Kumar, among others.

Where: 54, MSK Plaza, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: Mondays, 8pm onwards

Contact: 080 39236119

For regular updates, follow Take 5 on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Urban Solace

Known to be Bangalore’s first and longest playing stand up and open mic comedy night, LOL @ Urban Solace {every Wednesdays} has been on for nearly five years now. Having been the starting point for artistes such as  Kanan Gill, Vamsidhar Bhogaraju and Biswa Kalyan Rath, we think this might be the perfect way to give yourself an entertaining mid-week break.

Where: 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor

When: Wednesdays, 8pm onwards

Contact: +91 9945022177

For regular updates, follow Urban Solace on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

The Local

Stand up comedy at the local in kalyan nagar

Source: The Local

Head to The Local on a Monday evening and beat those weekday blues with their Loco Mondays – Standup Comedy and Open Mic. Laugh yourself silly with acts by comics from Bangalore Comedy Club or talented patrons of the pub. Throw in a drink or two and you’ve got yourself a perfect Monday, we think.

Where: 4th cross, 6th Main Rd, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar

When: Mondays, 8.30pm onwards

Contact: +91 9980376516

Find The Local on Facebook here.

Chili’s American Grill & Bar

It’s Happy Wednesdays every week at Chili’s with their Open Mic Comedy Nights. Feast on some Tex-Mex fare and let the comedian for the week take you on a laughter ride.

Where: 1135, 100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: Wednesdays, 8.30pm onwards

Contact: 080 42352526

Find Chili’s on Facebook here.

The Biere Club

Comedy nights at The biere club at vittal mallya road

Source: The Biere Club

The Biere Club believes in starting the weekend early with a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy every Thursday. Naveen Richard {Bangalore-based stand-up comedian}, Amogh Ranadive {Mumbai-based comedian and humour writer} and Sapan Verma {one of India’s youngest comedians and founding member of East India Comedy} are among the artistes who have performed here.

Where: 20/2, Vittal Mallya Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar

When: Thursdays, 8.30pm onwards

Contact: 080 42124383

Price: INR 400

Find The Biere Club on Facebook here.

Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill

Stand up comedy at underdoggs sports bar in jp nagar

Source: Underdoggs Sports Bar

The latest to join the bandwagon, Underdoggs started with its comedy nights {every Friday} just this month. What better way to start your weekend than with a helping of beer and fun entertainment?

Where: 55, 2nd Floor, 19th Main Road J P Nagar, 2nd Phase

When: Fridays, 8.30pm onwards

Contact: +91 7022666677

Price: INR 350 upwards

Find Underdoggs Sports Bar on Facebook here.

Haagen Dazs

A comedy show to keep you in splits coupled with some ice-cream is what you can look forward to at Haagen Dazs {Indiranagar outlet}’s Late Night Stand Up Comedy Shows on Friday nights. As the event may not take place on a weekly basis, we suggest you keep a close eye on their Facebook page to know about upcoming comedy nights.

Where: 2981, Icon Mall, 12th Main,, 5th Cross, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar

When: Fridays {not regularly}, 9 30pm onwards

Contact: 080 42242000

Price: INR 350

Find Haagen Dazs on Facebook here.

The BFlat Bar

stand up comedy at Bflat in Indiranagar

Source: Bangalore Comedy Club

From events featuring artistes like Sundeep Rao and Praveen Kumar to comedy acts for charity, this restaurant and performance venue hosts 2-3 funny performances a month. While BFlat’s comedy events may not be on a weekly basis, they are certainly one to bookmark if a laugh riot is what you are looking for.

Where: 776, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, above Kotak Bank

Contact: 080 41739250

For regular updates, follow The BFlat Bar on Facebook here.

 Rangoli Metro Art Centre

This cultural space becomes the venue for the Bengaluru Laughter Carnival Mini on the first Sunday of every month. Organised by Punchtantraa {a collaboration of artistes focussing on the artform of radical mime}, this monthly event sees a group of talented, stand up comedians as well as other artistes like illusionists and jugglers who go all out to give you an entertaining Sunday.

Where: MG Road Boulevard, beside MG Road Metro Station, near Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road, Shivaji Nagar

When: First Sunday of every month, 7pm onwards

Contact: 080 22969265

Price: INR 300

Find Punchtantraa on Facebook here.

Find Rangoli Metro Art Centre on Facebook here.

Featured image via: Bangalore Comedy Club