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East Room

Comedy show every Sunday night at 6:30 with doors opening at 6 by Spiffy Squirrel featuring nationally touring acts and extended sets by local comedians $5. Chad Riden books this show, he is a Nashsville comic that runs NashvilleStandup.com.  You can email him at chad.riden@gmail.com

Note from Venue Facebook Page:  Parking: The best spot to park is at the car wash next door. Please keep their lot clean and DO NOT leave your car overnight- they’ll tow. When that fills up there is plenty of parking at Subway and Walgreens after 10pm.

USA
2412 Gallatin Ave Nashville, TN
Tennessee
Nashville
37206
Bird’s Oyster Shack

Bird’s has an open-mic every Wednesday which is pretty much ground zero for the comedy scene in Tallahassee.  They also do occasional

USA
325 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL
Florida
Tallahassee
32301
JellyFish Bar

The Jellyfish Restaurant in Perrdido Key on the Florida Gulf Coast has it’s “Comedy on the Key” the first Friday of every month. This show is hosted and booked by Emily Dillon aka Olga Boingo (Email her at eod1975@gmail.com).  This show books up six months or more in advance.

(850) 332-6532
USA
13700 Perdido Key Dr Perdido Key, FL
Florida
Florida Panhandle
32507
Woodland’s Tavern

Woodland’s is pretty much the longest running indie room in Columbus, Ohio.  They do shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have had a lot of major acts come through the room.  The room is separated from the bar so there isn’t a lot of bleed over from folks not interested in checking out the show (ideal in comedy rooms).  The room itself seats up to about 100 but has standing room for well over 200.  It is booked by Dylan Shelton, and he can be reached at Dylanhshelton@gmail.com

 

Note: Parking is kinda a pain as the bar is in the middle of the Grandview neighborhood.  You must park on the streets around the venue if you are not lucky enough to get one of their few parking spaces.

(614) 299-4987
USA
1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH
Ohio
Columbus
43212
The Duck Room

The famous Duck Room is home to Blueberry Hill’s main stage.

It is a sensational entertainment room with a 10-foot ceiling, large stage, top-of-the-line sound, and excellent sight lines from all viewpoints. It is decorated with duck-themed comics, paintings, decoys, figurines, and photos of Chuck Berry doing the Duck Walk.

Booking: Kelsey McClure via megakelsey@gmail.com

(314) 727-4444
USA
6504 Delmar Boulevard
Missouri
63130
Foam Coffee & Beer

Coffee & Beer by day, performance space by night. Located in South City St. Louis in the Cherokee Street neighborhood.

Home of the Too Hip Comedy Series. Seats 60.

Booking: Kelsey McClure – megakelsey@gmail.com

(314) 772-2100
USA
3359 Jefferson Avenue
Missouri
St. Louis
63118
The Elvis Room
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A tribute to the King! Blueberry Hill’s original live music venue is an old style cellar bar. It’s filled with Rock & Roll music memorabilia from the ‘50s and ‘60s, 45 rpm records and dustjackets, vintage postcards, and dazzles with a 24-foot display case filled with Elvis Presley memorabilia.

Primarily used for Saint Louis bands and impromptu appearances, the Elvis Room has a capacity of 150 and features a full bar.

Home of Bare Knuckle Comedy.

Booking: Kelsey McClure via megakelsey@gmail.com

(314) 727-4444
USA
6504 Delmar Boulevard
Missouri
63130
The Firebird

Rock venue. Standing Room Capacity: 400 — Seated w/ Standing Room 250

(314) 535-0353
USA
2706 Olive Street
Missouri
St. Louis
63103
The Southern Cafe & Music Hall

This room is an independent room run by Kenny Wingle.  The room is awesome and seats about 100-150 people approximately.  It is located in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia. Get in touch with Danny Shea, he books for the venue (danny@redlightmanagement.com). Mostly he has booked bigger names for shows at The Southern such as Louis Katz, etc.

(434) 977-5590
USA
103 S 1st. St, Charlottesville, VA
Virginia
Charlottesville
22902
Delete Comedy at The Station Sports Bar
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Every Wednesday we have an open mic starting at 8:30, followed by a Headlining act

225-335-2572
USA
4608 Bennington Ave
Louisiana
70808

JJ’s is primarily a music venue, but with it’s DIY punk feel, it is great for stand up comedy. They host a weekly stand up open mic on Wednesday night (7 to 9pm). They also put on 2 to 3 monthly showcases on Tuesday nights there. Contact Ryan Darling (ryandarlingcomedy@gmail.com) to book a show, at least a few months out.

USA
231 East MLK Blvd
Tennessee
37403
Open Stage
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This room is run by the Have Nots, a local comedy group that promotes shows at Open Stage and some other venues in the area. The room is technically Coral Gables, Florida but really it is pretty close to Miami. Dominic Perenzin books for the Have-Nots and can be reached at dominic@havenotscomedy.com

USA
2325 Galiano St, Coral Gables, FL
Florida
Southeast Florida
33134
Big Easy Tavern

Big Easy Tavern is a small, but fun room in Pensacola, FL. Capacity is 90-100, and shows are donation based, with most (if not all)of collected money going to touring acts. The room is run by Bubbs Harris, and has showcases with national touring comedians every Friday night at 9:30pm, and open mic every Tuesday at 9:30pm. This is an alternative room, with little to no content restrictions. Time slots run, in minutes, from 5-10 (openers), 15-25 (Features), 30-60 (headliners) on showcases. All open mic spots are 5-7, unless featuring a touring act as a guest. This is Pensacola’s longest consistent comedy room, and most popular. Big Easy Tavern is a Comedy Unchained venue.

Booking:

Bubbs Harris
themightybubbs@gmail.com
850-696-9264

Venue:

850-429-0045

850-696-9264
USA
710 N. Palafox St. – Pensacola, FL 32501
Florida
Flying Monkey Theatre
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This is a 275 seat theatre located inside the Flying Monkey Arts building also know as Lowe Mill Arts Warehouse. The only show they do is the Epic Comedy Hour the 4th Friday of each month typically. Contact Scott Eason, Justin Ledlow or Tim Kelly for more information.

USA
2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
Alabama
Huntsville
35805
The Pilot Light

The Pilot Light is a 60-70 seated alt music venue that has been doing comedy for over half a decade in Downtown Knoxville. Venue books direct (Jason Boardman booking@thepilotlight.com) or through local comics Matt Chadourne and Jeff Blank. Note, venue is slow to respond to email. So be persistent, they get hundreds per day.

USA
106 E. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN
Tennessee
Knoxville
37915
Star of Knoxville Riverboat

The Comedy Booze Cruise, now known simply as The Knoxville Comedy Cruise, began in October 0f 2011.  The cruise is monthly and is late night typically lasting from 10:30pm to 12:30am.  The show is produced by Matt Ward in conjunction with the local comedy blog KnoxComedy.com.  The riverboat has two bars and the showroom is indoors downstairs seating roughly 160 patrons. Speakers are available upstairs on the open-air top deck where you can also listen to the show.

Interested in getting booked:  Typically this show books out about 6 months and references from other comics that have worked the cruise or folks that have worked with Matt and Knox Comedy Live are needed to get on the show.

865-226-9113
USA
300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
Tennessee
Knoxville
37902
Scruffy City Hall

Scruffy City Hall is a 200 seat music venue located in Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee in the historic Market Square district. Matt Ward books the majority of the comedy in this room.  Contact Matt at booking@wardcomedy.com

865-226-9113
USA
32 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902
Tennessee
Knoxville
Spiderhouse Ballroom
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The Spiderhouse Ballroom is part of the Spiderhouse Cafe in Austin. It is located just to the left of the entrance to the Cafe.  The back patio area consists of seating area, a food truck.  The room can seat about 150-200 and is well set up for comedy. It maxes at 350 standing room.  They book random evenings although bands most often take up the weekends.  Contact Adrienne Lake for booking inquiries at adrienne@spiderhouseaustin.com  Venue typically books up to three months out.

(512) 480-9562
USA
2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX
Texas
Austin
78705
Tapps Arts Center

Art Gallery with a 250 capacity show room. Monthly show in downtown Columbia, SC. The 3rd Thursday of every month. Booking contact for comedy: John Gibson

USA
1644 Main Street
South Carolina
Columbia
29201