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100+ Top Bars: Bars with Comedy

Veteran and budding amateur comics take the mic at these barroom comedy showcases


Carrollton Station
On Wednesday nights starting at 9 p.m., a couple dozen stand-up comics — from neighborhood weirdos to up-and-coming talents to visiting stars — take the mic, a reliable force in the local comedy scene for several years. Miller High Life is $2. 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190;

The Den at Howlin' Wolf
Cyrus Cooper and Andrew Polk host the free weekly Comedy Beast standup showcase at 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The bar offers $2 tacos and $2 Miller High Life. At 8 p.m. Thursdays, Red Bean hosts the Comedy Gumbeaux open-mic. 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844;, @HowlinWolfNola

Grit's Bar
Vincent Zambon hosts a free weekly show every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. at this Uptown neighborhood dive, featuring a roundup of local stand-up comics. 530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211

Hi-Ho Lounge
Andrew Polk hosts the NOLA Comedy Hour open-mic at 9 p.m. every Sunday, when a dozen first-timers and local veterans take the stage. The last Sunday of each month is a stand-up comedy showcase. The bar offers $2 mixed shots, $3 mint juleps and $4 bloody mary's. 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446;, @HiHoNola

House of Blues
Leon Blanda hosts two free shows each week in the Voodoo Garden — an open-mic at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and a booked show at 8 p.m. Thursdays, featuring local comics and special guests, including Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond, who makes frequent appearances. 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999;, @HOBNOLA

Lost Love Lounge
Around 10 p.m. every Tuesday in the bar's back room, Cassidy Henehan hosts a free weekly show featuring a rotating lineup of local stand-up comics and special guests. Grab a $2 bottle of Tecate and a seat at a table. Recent headliners include Sean Patton and Rory Scovel. 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009;, @LostLoveLounge

Therapy Wine Bar
Mark Caesar hosts a weekly showcase of local comics every Thursday at 8 p.m. at this wine-focused bar on Tulane Avenue. 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054, @Therapy_Nola

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