So, you’re sad and broke: Louisville’s local comedy talent can rectify at least the sadness, for free, almost any night of the week.
While you should definitely keep an eye on The Laughing Derby and The Bard’s Town’s event calendars for national and regional touring comedians, as well as Improv Comedy performances and special events, these are Louisville’s recurring comedy shows that are going on around town.
When:A�Sunday, 5:30 PM
Where:A�The Cure Lounge, Schnitzelburg
Laugh your hangover away at this free Sunday evening comedy show. If you blew all of your money on Saturday night, at least Louisville’s finest comedic talent can give you something to laugh about. Stand-up and sketch comedy, an anything-goes atmosphere.
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When: (Every Other)A�Sunday, 9:00 PM
Come out on every second and fourth Sunday night of the month for a free show, the patented Comedy Attack! “Contained within is a newesque, experimental comedy show where comics go up and explore boldish and uncharted territory in front of a crowd of featuring Germantown’s finest crazy peoples.” Louisville’s finest local and regional stand-up comedians await. Stick around to sing some karaoke afterward.
When:A�Monday, 10:00 PM
Where:A�The Silver Dollar, Clifton
Free Comedy AND A�the Monday night service industry buffet, not to mention a legendary whiskey selection and a multiple-page beer list. Come out for some laughs and a free meal and the opportunity to check out the upstairs lounge of the Silver Dollar.
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When:A�Wednesday, 7:30 PM
The Laughing Derby (“The Comedy Club Formerly Known As The Comedy Caravan”) presents a handpicked showcase of talent every Wednesday night. The comics featured have made an impression on theA�nationally acclaimed comedian Steve Hofstetter, and his team. Come on down for this Humpday showcase for only $5.
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When:A�Thursday, 10:00 PM
Where: The Bard’s Town, Highlands
This is a free show-up-and-go-up style open mic show. See if you have what it takes to make the people laugh, or just sit back and enjoy the show. Either way, it’s a fine way to spend your Thursday evening.
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When:A�(Every Other) Friday, 10:00 PM
Where:A�The Bard’s Town, Highlands
This bi-weekly, pansexual comedy show brings to the stage some the greatest local and regional comedians every first and third Friday of the month. “The show that’s too good to be free, but is anyway.”
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