The Best Stand-Up, Open Mic, and Improv Comedy Shows in New Orleans


The comedy scene is alive and well in the Crescent City. Various restaurants, breweries, bars, clubs, and venues are in on the jokes and host comedy events throughout the year. This June, humorists can enjoy monthly, weekly, and one-off shows. Whether holding the mic or falling over with laughter, this month’s comedy calendar will please anyone with a sense of humor.

Monthly Comedy Shows in New Orleans

With a local brew in hand, laughter will follow every joke. Craft Comedy, a monthly recurring comedy show, brings a collection of New Orleans’ funniest comedians to breweries across the city. Every week throughout each month, producers Jorge Velazquez and Brittany Bancroft host a show with a diverse lineup and a myriad of local brews. After all, the more one drinks, the funnier the jokes get.

All Craft Comedy shows are free, but $5 donations are encouraged. Scheduled June show dates and locations include:

● Friday, June 9, at Faubourg Brewing Company
● Wednesday, June 7, at Skeeta Hawk Brewing
● Wednesday, June 14, at Nola Brewing Company
● Sunday, June 18, at Oak Street Brewery
● Wednesday, June 21, at Courtyard Brewery
● Wednesday, June 28, at Zony Mash Beer Project

Weekly Comedy Events in New Orleans

A handful of bars in New Orleans supply weekly doses of laughter and entertainment.

Comedy Quarter at Jinx Bar and Grill

Jinx Bar and Grill in the French Quarter consistently hosts casual open mic nights every Saturday. Presented by the Comedy Quarter, Saturday Night Comics is an event for aspiring comedians to warm up a crowd in a cool environment.

Bear With Me at Twelve Mile Limit

Open mic meets improv at Twelve Mile Limit. Located in Mid-City, the venue is a casual yet stimulating spot for a comedy show. New Orleans’ underground comedians participate in the Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic every Monday.

Comedy Beast at Howlin’ Wolf

Entertainment is ever-flowing in the Warehouse District. Comedy seekers will find solace at Howlin’ Wolf’s Comedy Beast, where tacos and margaritas flow for two dollars each. Every Tuesday night, comedians share their best stand-up for all who will listen. Sometimes special guests like Hannibal Buress and Kyle Kinane are among the crowd.

One-Off Comedy Shows in New Orleans

Those looking for comedy on a larger scale will likely end up at the infamous Joy Theater or Comedy House New Orleans. Both venues host touring comedians acclaimed worldwide. Creator of the Netflix comedy hit Three Mics and stand-up comedian Neal Brennan will appear at Joy Theater on June 16. Nationally touring comedian Nick Hoff will bring the All American Comedy Tour to Comedy House New Orleans on June 27.

Have a Staycation at the Jung Hotel & Residences

The best way to enjoy a staycation in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. The Jung Hotel & Residences is ideally situated near the Canal Streetcar line, allowing easy accessibility. Make a reservation at the Jung Hotel today and experience adventure, fun, and leisure.