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.

Urban Solace

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.

Where: 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor

Price: INR 650 for two

Contact: +91 9945022177 or +91 9845013055

Timings: Monday-Friday, 11am – 11pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am – 11pm

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The Humming Tree

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Photo Source: The Humming Tree

Nikhil Barua started the place with great intent and it can be seen with every live performance. I have had some great experiences performing stand-up and improv at The Humming Tree. The stage, the seating and, of course, the delicious food afterwards makes a show here something to cherish and wait for.

Where: 949, 3rd Floor & Rooftop, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Contact: +91 9886618386

Timings: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, noon – 11.30pm, Friday-Saturday, noon – 1am

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Murphy’s Brewhouse, The Paul

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Photo Source: Murphy’s Brewhouse

A fairly recent 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.

Where: 139/28, The Paul, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Contact: 080 40477777

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 11am – 11.30 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am – 1am

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If you’re a stand-up artiste and have performed at this venue, it’s a check in your stand-up career goals. While people usually come to a venue and happen to watch stand-up, bFlat is that one lucky venue where the audience comes solely for the act, when a show is announced. That is, indeed, every comic’s dream.

Where: 776, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Contact: 080 41739250

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, noon – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 11.30pm; Friday-Saturday, noon – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 1am

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Alliance Francaise de Bangalore

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Photo Source: Alliance Française 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.

Where: 108, Thimmiah Road, Opposite UNI building, Vasanthnagar

Contact: 080 40808181

Timings: Monday-Friday, 9am – 7pm and Saturday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Check out their website here.

Featured Photo: Murphy’s Brewhouse