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Laugh it up: our guide to the New Orleans comedy scene

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Written by PAUL OSWELL
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Until recently, you had to look hard to find regular stand-up comedy in New Orleans outside of touring comics in the casinos. Now you can see an open mic or similar show every single night, in venues across town. For a deeper peak behind the scenes and descriptions of the following shows, read Paul oswel’‘s excellent take on the New Orleans comedy community in the 50411.

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Take it from us . . .

Monday


Bear With Me: Weekly free show from 9pm at 12 Mile Limit, 500 S Telemachus St, 504-488-8114.


Siberia Comedy Night:A weekly free show from 9pm, sometimes with burlesque acts thrown in (Bits and Jiggles). 2227 St Claude, 504-265-8855,

Tuesday

Comedy Beast: Weekly free show at 8pm. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 South Peters, 504-529-5844


Give ‘Em the Light: Weekly free show from 8pm. House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, 504-301-4999


Comedy Catastrophe: Weekly free show from 10pm. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine Street, 504-949-2009

Wednesday
Think You’re Funny: Weekly free show from 9pm. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow Street, 504-865-9190

Thursday
Comedy Gumbeaux: Weekly free show from 8.30pm. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 South Peters, 504-529-5844

All-Star Comedy Revue: Weekly free show from 8pm. House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, 504-301-4999

Friday

Accessible Comedy: Free weekly show from midnight. Buffa’s Bar and Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Avenue, 504 949 0038

The Upper Quarter: Weekly free show from 11pm. The Upper Quarter, 1000 Bienville Street, 504-523-4111

Saturday

Local Uproar: Weekly free show from 7pm at AllWays Lounge, 2240 St Claude Ave, 504 218-5778

Sunday
NOLA Comedy Hour: A free weekly show from 8pm. HiHo Lounge, 2239 St Claude, 504 945 4446

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