With our lives getting more hectic, the need for ‘funny’ is REAL. It’s no wonder that stand-up comedy is flourishing more than ever. Thanks to platforms like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime that have introduced us to myriad flavours of stand-up, now we don’t leave a chance to catch a live show whenever we can.
Bangalore is an ultimate hub of standup comedy. In fact, some of the popular artists we have today once began their journeys from one of the clubs in this very city. If you are in the city and looking for an escapade, I have curated the top 5 clubs where you can catch live comedy shows to have a swell time. Here we go!
1. That Comedy Club
A joint venture by Sumendra Singh and Adeel KQ, That Comedy Club, features among the most favourite hangout spots for locals who appreciate comedy shows. The club has a lot on its platter from workshops for upcoming artists to open mic stand and improv. You’ll love the vibe here and definitely make this your go-to adda.
2. Bistro Claytopia
This laugh club is quite popular for being the club where most comedians try their new material for the first time. It’s an incredible opportunity to witness what the start of the journey is like and the way the comics develop their material. Brace yourself for a hilarious interactive session.
3. The Biere Club
If names like Naveen Richard, Amogh Ranadive and Sapan Verma don’t excite you, I don’t know what will. The Biere Club plays host to the best of the best comedians as well as aspiring comics. Catch a humorous show as you sip on your glass of Black Dog and enjoy the evening with good company.
4. Urban Solace
Need a mid-week cheer? LOL @ Urban Solace every Wednesdays with the best-in-line standup performing artists. The club has been the starting point for biggies like Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill and Vamsidhar Bhogaraju and has been around for a long-long time. Enjoy a late-night comedy show to relieve stress and enjoy.
5. The Local
Are Monday blues beating you down? Visit The Local and catch their Loco Mondays – Standup Comedy and Open Mic. The club plays host to several popular comedians who know how to tickle your funny bone. Say yes to a good start to the week!
The next time you are in Bangalore and up for a standup gig, you know where you should be.