Believe it or not, Pune is one of the premier cities for stand-up comedy. From open-mic nights to big-name headliners – Puneites are a receptive audience, and always looking for a laugh. Here are 5 of the city’s most regular venues to catch a stand-up comedy gig at.
LOL, Much? 5 Venues In Pune That Are Big On Standup Comedy
Classic Rock Coffee Co.
Classic Rock Coffee Co. is one of the city’s most popular venues for stand-up comedy. In addition to having their own comedy festival – The Pune Comedy Festival – as well as the ‘Classic Comic Hunt’, they host frequent stand-up comedy shows at both their Kalyani Nagar and Baner outlets. For all the latest updates, follow their dedicated comedy page here.
Unwind in Koregaon Park has also stepped up their comedy game, with special shows and feature stand-up comedy events hosted here by the ‘Stand-Up Comedy Pune’ group (the folks who started ‘The Room’). They’re currently hosting a ‘Comedy World Cup’ contest, a ‘Secret Marathi Stand-Up’ show, and a couple of open-mic nights. Follow Stand-Up Comedy Pune’s Facebook page for an up-to-date schedule, here.
First Floor Underground Comedy
Housed in the basement of Hummingbird Training and Infrastructure Facility at Town Square in Viman Nagar, First Floor Underground Comedy hosts feature comedy shows and open-mic nights. Open to all (tickets are available at the venue as well as via their event pages), the space can fit about 70-80 people per event. They recently hosted Sorabh Pant, and notable comedians Aayushi Jagad, Ranjeet Sanyal, Pushkar Bendre, and Akash Singh. First Floor Underground Comedy is a fairly new venue, and you can follow them on Facebook here.
Leafy Trails in Erandwane hosts regular curated comedy open-mic nights and stand-up comedy trial shows. We hear the response here for comedy has been great so far, and you can follow them on Facebook for all the info on their upcoming events.