Canvas Laugh Club is one of the most famous names when it comes to comedy events. They have been on the scene since 2010, and have hosted an art form that has become a huge trend over the past years. They host the biggest names in the comedy scene and are dedicated to finding new talent in comedy and spreading the art. Canvas Laugh Club is accessible to everybody and anybody who has a ticket.
To attend an event there you need to be at Palladium well before time because their shows start on time, almost all the time. They individually check the tickets, stamp you, which is a tedious task, and need you to stand in a queue. And mainly because the seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Palladium is one of the most niche malls of Mumbai, where you could see all the high-end brands. Some you can pronounce, some you can't. But what matters is the place above all these shops is your destination – Canvas Laugh Club, fondly called India's first dedicated venue for live comedy. As you try to enter the club, the person sitting there will ask you to print your tickets, or you can turn around, walk straight and buy one (in case you don't know where to buy it from). So, make sure you have a hard copy of the ticket with you to avoid this.
Arriving before. Check. Ticket. Check. Now you are about to enter the Comedy Club where you can take any seat possible and available. So be ready with a hanky to throw at your favorite seat and reserve it before anybody else. A classic roadway bus experience, right? No. Please behave and take the best vacant seat you can find. The club has a very intimate setting so there isn't a bad seat or a seat where you get a better experience than the rest.
Coming to the setting. It has a very close & intimate setting where you are literally sitting right next to the performer (if you are in the front row). It not only makes you enjoy the show visually but it also makes the show interactive. They also have a snack counter inside which is open during the break or before and after the show. The snacks include samosas, sandwiches, lemonades, drinks, etc. that are without a second thought, delicious.
Apart from stand-up comedy, they also host exquisite theatre performances like Improv Comedy, Children's Theatre, The Vagina Monologues and much more. So even if you are not a comedy person, Canvas Laugh Club has something or the other to intrigue you. So, go with the flow, enter, sit, have snacks and enjoy the show. That's it. Your evening mood will be set and you are good to explore the funny side of life.