LOL, Much? 5 Venues In Pune That Are Big On Standup Comedy

Divya posted on 09 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

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.

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.

Bars

Mulik Capital, Next To Mulik Lawns, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Unwind

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.

Bars

Silver Spring, Plot 81/82, Besides Raga Lawns, East Main Road, Koregaon Park Extension, Mundhwa, Pune

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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.

Classes & Workshops

Shop 105, Town Square Shopping Center, Mhada Colony, Viman Nagar, Pune

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Nukkad Cafe

Nukkad Cafe in Viman Nagar plays host to The Dapper Room – a roving stand-up comedy group that hosts their own shows and events on a weekly basis. Currently, ‘The Dapper Open Mic’ is a stand-up comedy open mic night that takes place every Wednesday (more info here).
#LBBTip: The Dapper Room also host comedy gigs at 94House, and My Space Dance Studio – and you can follow them on Facebook for all the latest deets.
Cafes

96/3-B, Opp. Konark Arcade, Viman Nagar, Pune

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Leafy Trails

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.

Cafes

21/1, Ushakal Bungalow, Swapna Mandir Society, Opp. New Karnataka High School, Bamboo Lane, Erandwane, Pune

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