If laughter is the best medicine, then comedy clubs and cafes are certainly therapeutic. Comedy has become the best way to de-stress after a long day or even a longer week. And comedy clubs and cafes understand this need perfectly. There also has been a steady rise in mid-week comedy shows because you need to relax during that time as well. There are also many which make it even better by offering beer while you listen to your favorite comics. If you are wondering where you can go to have a good laugh, we have answers for you. People of Mumbai, take note of the best comedy venues for stand-up in your city.
Probably one of the oldest laughter clubs in the city, Canvas Laugh Club follows traditional theatre-style seating with the performer performing to a group of an audience where he can only see the first couple of rows. You can also grab something to eat and drink (non-alcoholic) while you are getting ready for an hour of laughter at least.
Laughter and beer seem to go hand in hand and there are a few place where you can get the best of both. Independence Brewing Company is one of them. Located near Citi Mall, Andheri, it also offers easy access to all the offices over there to have a good mid-week break there.
The Habitat is located on the fourth floor of the Hotel Unicontinental, Khar. They have a lot of weekend specials where a bunch of comics makes sure you are laughing out loud. The same artist performs for the whole weekend so you can catch them any day.
The Cuckoo Club is a great place for plays and stand-up comedy shows. There is a cafe on top and a very funky entrance, they cannot go wrong. The Cuckoo club is an initiative by HIVE and when they are not hosting comedy shows, you can also catch some workshops there.
Brewbot conducts a weekly special Comedy on the Big Mic where comedians new and old can come and try their jokes. You are the lab humans they are experimenting their jokes on but you still will have a great laugh, consider yourself warned.
This comedy club is the best for Improv performances as everything happens very close to the audience and they can be a part of it. The space is compact and only offers entertainment (no food).
Tap has a lot of locations and they keep organizing shows and music nights to make sure your week nights and weekend nights are fun. Make sure you do not miss stand-up shows at this location.
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