Resources for Visiting Comedians

Thinking about coming through New Orleans to do some comedy? Hell yeah! It's always a good time here. Here's some resources thrown together to help you out around here.

Shows

As you can tell, shows are listed and categorized as the main point of this website. There's a dedicated page for open mics if you're looking for those specifically. All shows -- booked and open mics -- are DIY and independently run by other comedians. That is to say, 504Comedy does not currently produce any of the shows in New Orleans so contacting us about bookings isn't useful.

If you're looking to get booked, you'll find a table of shows and who runs them below. Not everyone has provided their contact information, so search Facebook, or ask around.

Show Venue When Host(s) Booking
Craft Comedy at Rendezvous Tavern
standup
Rendezvous Tavern Every Friday
Raw Dog Comedy
open mic
Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ Every Friday Ryan Anthony Rogers
Comedy Fuck Yeah
standup
Dragon's Den Every Friday Vincent Zambon

Vincent Zambon
Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Twelve Mile Limit Every Monday Lauren Malara, Amanda G
They Fuckin Wit It Wednesday
standup
Bourbon Square Jazz Bar Smiley Da Comedienne
Jokes on Oak
standup
Oak St Brewery Every Saturday
Comedy Fuck Yeah
standup
Dragon's Den Every Saturday Vincent Zambon
Vincent Zambon
Courtyard Comedy
open mic
Courtyard Brewery Every Sunday
Proving Ground
open mic
Hi-Ho Lounge Every Sunday Isaac Kozell
Shep Kelly
DC Paul
It's Good Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Dragon's Den Every Thursday
Queers Of Comedy New Orleans
standup
Oz New Orleans Every Thursday Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray
Comedy Gumbeaux
open mic
Howlin' Wolf Den Every Thursday Red Bean
Nature Boy
Red Bean
Comedy Beast
standup
The Howlin' Wolf Every Tuesday Amanda G
Allison Hotard
Amanda G
Monarch Media Group - Open Mic (All Acts Welcome)
open mic
The Domino Every Tuesday Flavius Maximus
Getting Pickled
open mic
Another Bar Every Tuesday Pickle
Coin Toss Comedy
open mic
Mag's 940 Every Tuesday
Wits End Comedy
open mic
Wits Inn Every Tuesday
Let’s laugh comedy showcase and open mic
open mic
Maison (Upstairs) Every Tuesday Keeda With A Q
Keeda with a Q
Think You're Funny?
open mic
Carrollton Station Every Wednesday Cassidy Henehan
Mickey Henehan
Cassidy Henehan
Damn That's Funny
standup
bar redux First Monday Keeda With A Q
Akeyla
Tell Me a Joke
open mic
Pirogue's Whiskey Bayou First Thursday
Comedy Night at Happy Raptor
standup
Happy Raptor Distillery First Wednesday
Comedy Rent Party
standup
ALLways Lounge Fourth Thursday Geneva Joy
Geneva Joy
Craft Comedy at Abita Taproom
standup
Abita Taproom Fourth Wednesday
Big Couch Presents Dan Alten Standup Comedy
standup
Big Couch Sun May 26 2024
A Night Show with Kris Newman
standup
Big Couch Wed May 29 2024 Kris Newman
Judgement Day: A Mike Judge Tribute Variety Show
standup
Big Couch Sat May 25 2024
Wait, What? The Stand-up Comedy Drinking Game
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Sat May 25 2024 Isaac Kozell
Geoffrey Gauchet
Don’t Tell Comedy: Uptown/Carrollton
standup
Announced Day Of Show By Email Fri May 31 2024
Dan Alten (Good Stand Up Comedy) at Big Couch
standup
Big Couch Sun May 26 2024
With a Little Feeling: A Storytelling / Standup Show
storytelling
Big Couch Sat Jun 15 2024 Joseph Tolpi
Greetings from Queer Mountain
storytelling
ALLways Lounge Second Friday Amanda G
Amanda G
Comedy Night at Nola Brewing
standup
Nola Brewing Second Wednesday
Moral Panic
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Third Friday Kamari Stevens
Benjamin Hoffman
Michael Glaviano
Mary-Devon Dupuy
Damn that’s funny comedy show case
standup
bar redux Third Monday Keeda With A Q
Akeyla
KeedawithaQ
Wait, What? The Stand-up Comedy Drinking Game
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Third Saturday Isaac Kozell
Geoffrey Gauchet
Comedy Night at Faubourg Brewing
standup
Faubourg Brewing Third Wednesday
Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Third Wednesday Isaac Kozell
Isaac Kozell

Lodging

New Orleans is a tourism town, so hotels are everywhere and really like the same price as an AirBnB. Speaking of, please do not use AirBnB. AirBnBs are pretty much unregulated here and have destroyed neighborhoods and have made it impossible for people to afford rent here and have pushed a lot of the local entertainers (of all genres) out of the city and into neighboring areas. It sucks. Hotels are basically the same price now (especially in off seasons). If you talk to people booking you before you come down, they probably know someone with a couch or a spare bed you can crash on for a couple days. Do that instead if you can.

What to Do and Eat

There's a lot of bullshit here, like any tourism town, but the vast majority of bars and food are as good as everyone says they are. We used to curate a guide here on the site, but after COVID and the normal passage of time, it was just too hard to keep up with what's open and what's good. So check out our local alt-weekly Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2021 results. The places are voted on by locals so it's mostly right. It's at the least a good starting point.