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LOL in the ATL: Best Comedy Clubs

by Caroline Cox and Asif Lakhani | Jezebel magazine | February 18, 2013

We know laughter is the best medicine—and Atlanta has plenty of spots around town to get your daily dose. Here, we’ve got the deets on five of our favorite comedy clubs around town.

1. Whole World Improv Theatre
This nonprofit org has been making locals laugh since 1994—head over for a show put on by any of the troupe’s 40+ members, or check out one of their free shows in Atlantic Station on the first Wednesday of each month. From $10, wholeworldtheatre.com

2. Village Theatre
Between their late-night “secret” shows, weekly improv, edgy humor and ultra-cheap ticket and drink specials, what’s not to love about this off-Boulevard spot? From $5, villagecomedy.com

3. Dad’s Garage Theatre Company
If you’re looking for a weekend laugh destination that includes original productions and even some audience-participation improv games, look no further than this Inman Park institution. From $7, dadsgarage.com

4. The Punchline
As A-Town’s oldest and most successful comedy club, this place has entertained more than a million customers and has hosted some seriously big names in the biz. From $25, punchline.com

5. Laughing Skull Lounge
Tacked onto The Vortex bar and restaurant in Midtown, this award-winning laugh lounge has hosted everyone from local up-and-comers to Comedy Central regulars—and continues to keep the laughs coming. From $15, laughingskulllounge.com