Get Your Laughs: 5 {Can't Miss} Comedy Shows in Raleigh

Get Your Laughs: 5 {Can't Miss} Comedy Shows in Raleigh

Posted in Entertainment on March 16, 2018

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If sleeping in hasn't shook off the last of Daylight Savings Time or the Winter blues still have their grip on you, a few jokes and laughs should do the trick! From improv and open mic to standup, Raleigh has you covered if you need a belly-laugh to put some spring back in your step.


Shows Thursday through Saturday nights weekly – 3801 Hillsborough Street

ComedyWorx has served Raleigh's need to laugh for nearly 30 years specializing in improvised comedy shows and classes. The ComedyWorx Show is their flagship performance since 1989 where 2 teams square off against each other in improv games based on suggestions from the audience. In addition to this family-friendly showcase, more mature shows like "The Harry Show", "Three Card Monty", and "The Ladies Show" also take place weekly Thursday through Saturday nights so you never have to wait long for humor. Think you can be as quick-witted as this cast of players? Improv classes start every Friday and Saturday night in May so you can hone your craft and learn from the best!

The Dangling Loafer

Friday, March 16th 8 to 9:30 PM – Kings, 14 West Martin StreetPhoto from The Dangling Loafer's facebook

The Dangling Loafer takes place every third Friday night at King's featuring Raleigh's best independent comics. A regular opener at Goodnight's and an independent comedy show producer, Sam Mazany is headlining this month's show, having opened for larger acts including Dave Attell, Jay Chandresekhar, Steve Rannazzisi, and many more. Show listings can be found here

World of Laughs: A Stand Up Comedy Show

Wednesday, March 21 7:30 to 9:30 PM – World of Beer, 4208-150 Six Forks RoadPhoto from World of Laugh's Facebook

World of Laughs is a free monthly comedy show at World of Beer featuring some of the best comedians in the Triangle. While you're laughing, grab a beer from an extensive selection of over 500 beers from around the world. When you can't decide, samples and flights out of the 50 taps will help you narrow down to a new favorite.

Goodnights Comedy Club: Paint & Punchlines

Sunday, March 25th 5 to 9:30 PM – 861 West Morgan StreetPhoto from Goodnight's Comedy Club Facebook

Combine comedy and creativity in an evening at Goodnight's Comedy Club with Paint & Punchlines. This all-inclusive night of fun starts out with a dinner buffet and drinks followed by a paint-a-long demonstration with comedic commentary and a comedy show. At the end of the night, you'll come home with your new masterpiece and a smile on your face. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased here.

Eyes Up Here Comedy

Friday, April 6th 8 PM – Neptunes, 14 West Martin StreetPhoto from Eye Up Here Comed

Raleigh's fastest growing comedy showcase Eyes Up Here Comedy brings comediennes to the spotlight in the Triangle and beyond. At 30+ shows and 65 comics in 2017, Eyes Up Here is the fun-loving brainchild of Erin Terry, lady comic extraordinaire. Always expanding to new venues and faces with LadyBits Open Mics, Fast & Loose Ladies comedy writing workshops, and Too Real 2-mic storytelling, Eyes Up Here Comedy is more than a showcase but a magnetic space attracting new and veteran lady comics real and bold. Shows listings can be found here.

Cover Image via ComedyWorx Facebook

Written by Renee Baker

Renee is a sit-down comedienne and event photographer when she's not at her day job. While it doesn't pay the bills, her talents are an excuse to day drink craft brews on rooftops, get into festivals on Fayetteville Street, and general gallivanting. Outdoors she's usually seen with her default date: her dog Max, scoping out a spot to people watch and heckle passersby. Her mother says the two worst things you can give her indoors are a drink and a mic.