From bars and cafes to cultural spaces, there are quite a few places in the city that host regular comedy events. While you probably have your own go-to spots to catch a great stand up act, here’s my pick of five spaces in Bangalore where I always enjoy performing.
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This is the place where stand-up began in Bangalore and still remains my absolute favourite. While it is mostly a venue for open mic, the energy every Wednesday (that’s when their comedy night, LOL at Urban Solace happens) is infectious.
Murphy’s Brewhouse, The Paul
A venue in the stand-up comedy circuit, the deceptively intimate room has been a great place of laughter, right from the beginning. Also, a venue in Domlur never hurts. An Irish Brewhouse that serves different flavours of craft beer, get your spirits high with laughter and booze.
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
I found comedy on this stage, with improv, stand up and the love of performance. I’m sure every performer and comedian would concur that the feeling of performing at Alliance, the quick bite of the banana bread and the cup of coffee before the show is the perfect recipe for a fabulous show. The stage is incredible and inviting, and the audience is seated comfortably yet they seem so close to the performer. The best feeling though, is the one you get from the response after the show. Whatever happens, at Alliance, the stage takes care of you.
Rangoli Metro Art Centre
Located right below the MG Road Metro Station, Rangoli Art Centre hosts talented stand-up comedians from time to time. A space for events across different categories, it has seen popular comedy acts and local acts from time to time.
That Comedy Club
That Comedy Club in Koramangala is a venue in Koramangala that is solely dedicated to stand-up comedy in the city. From Kanan Gill to Aditi Mittal, it also hosts open mic nights and workshops on comedy as well. If you want to start your stand-up career, this is where you should start.
With inputs from Amrutha Jalihal.