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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Relapse Theatre (Permanently Closed)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Comedy Club/Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Argosy

Best Comedy Club/Venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Dad's Garage Theatre (Featured)

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic

Best comedy night BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Rotknee Presents: Monday Night Comedy

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best venue comeback BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Relapse Theatre (Permanently Closed)
After a three-year hiatus, RELAPSE THEATRE’s resurrection comes at prime time for the rising tide of Atlanta’s local comedy scene. It’s the ideal comedy hybrid venue with its club-size rooms that ooze the laid-back charm of an indie space. Its grand re-opening featured James Adomian and Anthonymore...
After a three-year hiatus, RELAPSE THEATRE’s resurrection comes at prime time for the rising tide of Atlanta’s local comedy scene. It’s the ideal comedy hybrid venue with its club-size rooms that ooze the laid-back charm of an indie space. Its grand re-opening featured James Adomian and Anthony Atamanuik’s viral-sensation Trump vs. Bernie Debate. The theater has since hosted T.J. Miller and Eddie Pepitone, Paul Provenza’s Set List tournament, and a weekly open mic. Relapse has returned to provide ATL’s comics a hub to hang out, test their mettle, and find inspiration. Hallelujah. less...

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Best comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Comedy venue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)

Runner-up: The Punchline


280 Hilderbrand Drive N.E., 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
Runner-up Laughing Skull Lounge 878 Peachtree St., 877-523-3288, www.vortexcomedy.com

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

The Laughing Skull Lounge

Best venue for stand-up comedy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Laughing Skull Lounge (Featured)
When it came to choosing the best venue for stand-up comedy from the exhaustive list of two full-time comedy clubs actually located in metro Atlanta, new...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
The king of comedy in Atlanta is the PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB. Since 1982, the intimate venue has consistently offered the best roster of acts in town, featuring a full slate of hilarious, major touring acts and plenty of gut-busting up ‘n’ comers. A plethora of superstars has performedmore...
The king of comedy in Atlanta is the PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB. Since 1982, the intimate venue has consistently offered the best roster of acts in town, featuring a full slate of hilarious, major touring acts and plenty of gut-busting up ‘n’ comers. A plethora of superstars has performed at the Punchline over the years — including Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Janeane Garofalo and Dave Chappelle — as the signed photos that line the walls attest. As the infectious radio jingle used to proclaim, “Come and get some funny” at the Punchline. We need a good laugh now more than ever. less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Uptown Comedy Corner (Featured)
This year, UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER returned to Atlanta better than before. In the few months since its reopening, the club has featured Paul Mooney among other big names in urban comedy, held auditions for HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” hosted the taping of Robert Townsend’smore...
This year, UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER returned to Atlanta better than before. In the few months since its reopening, the club has featured Paul Mooney among other big names in urban comedy, held auditions for HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” hosted the taping of Robert Townsend’s “Partners in Crime” for the Black Family Channel, and convinced the city of Atlanta to reinstate its liquor license. The venue itself is by far the most aesthetically pleasing and largest of Georgia’s comedy clubs. Plus, it has some fine-looking waitresses. Comedians beware, however. If you’re wack, the audience will boo you right off the stage. less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
280 Hilderbrand Drive 404-252-5233 www.punchline.com

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta’s one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren’t) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. Amore...
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta’s one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren’t) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. A quick look at the many autographed photos that line the walls of the cozy, wood-paneled venue offer a visual history of great American stand-up comedy. Go and get some funny, it’s time to laugh. less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta's one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren't) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. A quick look at themore...
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta's one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren't) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. A quick look at the many autographed photos that line the walls of the cozy, wood-paneled venue offer a visual history of great American stand-up comedy. Go and get some funny, it's time to laugh. less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
After traversing the Mad Maxian lunacy of I-285 to be crammed into a table with a random couple from Alpharetta protective of their body and counter space, a good laugh is in order. That's what makes THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB so special. The ski lodge-like club's intimate setting and reasonable two-drinkmore...
After traversing the Mad Maxian lunacy of I-285 to be crammed into a table with a random couple from Alpharetta protective of their body and counter space, a good laugh is in order. That's what makes THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB so special. The ski lodge-like club's intimate setting and reasonable two-drink minimum are part of the all-inclusive perfect date experience. Not to mention the steady steam of regional and national funny men and women, including Pablo Francisco, Nick Dipaolo, Dave Attell and Lewis Black, as well as too many others to name passing through. Just check the photos on the wall of fame that surround the club. Anybody who is anybody has put in their time at the Punchline. "280 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-252-LAFF. www.punchline.com" less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
They say, "Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone." Whoever "they" are sure got that wrong. Much of the best comedy traffics on unexpected (mis)fortunes. That goes for intentional "and" unintentional humor. For the professionally delivered brand, look no further than THE PUNCHLINE,more...
They say, "Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone." Whoever "they" are sure got that wrong. Much of the best comedy traffics on unexpected (mis)fortunes. That goes for intentional "and" unintentional humor. For the professionally delivered brand, look no further than THE PUNCHLINE, a windowless ski lodge of a building offering plenty of yuks and yums with its schedule of national comics and full food and drink menu. "280 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs, 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com" less...

Best Venue for Local Artists BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Financial setbacks have forced a shift in exhibition focus at THE ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, but a possible negative has become a virtue as the space's curator Helena Reckitt has turned a shrewd eye for meaningful conceptual work toward the local scene in a space that has made exhibiting and instructingmore...
Financial setbacks have forced a shift in exhibition focus at THE ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, but a possible negative has become a virtue as the space's curator Helena Reckitt has turned a shrewd eye for meaningful conceptual work toward the local scene in a space that has made exhibiting and instructing local artists in its "Artist Survival Skills" series central to its mission. "535 Means St., 404-688-1970. www.thecontemporary.org" less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who? Don't cry through another wretched comedy performance when a hardy laugh awaits you at the PUNCHLINE. Instead of relying on a crop of inexperienced local comedians, the club books up-and-coming but recognizable national acts for the weekends. Intros usually includemore...
Knock knock. Who's there? Boo. Boo who? Don't cry through another wretched comedy performance when a hardy laugh awaits you at the PUNCHLINE. Instead of relying on a crop of inexperienced local comedians, the club books up-and-coming but recognizable national acts for the weekends. Intros usually include the phrases "as seen on David Letterman" or "regular guest on (insert popular sitcom name here)," which translates into guaranteed giggles. Recent headliners included slacker-funny Mitch Hedberg and zany impersonator Pablo Francisco. Their amateur night has launched careers, including that of one-time Punchline-waitress-turned-L.A.-comedienne Pam Stone. "280 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs. 404-252-5233. www.punchline.com." less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)

J.J. of L.A.s Favorite Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Uptown Comedy Corner (Featured)
2140 Peachtree Road 404-350-6990 "They get more celebrities from out of town. And you can see Bruce Bruce, Tyler, Shorty, Earthquake, DC Curry - they're all from Atlanta. Some of the funniest guys in the world are from Atlanta. They are hilarious.

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
The Punchline Comedy Club (Featured)
For the ancient Romans, a fun-filled evening may have involved knocking back a few goblets of grape and watching gladiators disembowel each other. For today's slightly less bloodthirsty crowds, there's the comedy club, where a roar of approval equals the victor's laurel wreath — and where a quiet,more...
For the ancient Romans, a fun-filled evening may have involved knocking back a few goblets of grape and watching gladiators disembowel each other. For today's slightly less bloodthirsty crowds, there's the comedy club, where a roar of approval equals the victor's laurel wreath — and where a quiet, pained silence is just as devastating as the emperor's down-turned thumb. For more than 15 years, the Punchline has offered a willing stage for that heartiest breed of entertainer, the standup comic, to sink or swim by his or her own wits. less...

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Atlanta City Hall
Sure, you can fritter away your entertainment dollar at some comedy club, but why settle for one comic doing one bit at a time when Atlanta offers a regular three-ring circus of snickers, yuks and pound-the-floor guffaws — no cover, no minimum?. Do you like snappy one-liners? Try a City Council Committeemore...
Sure, you can fritter away your entertainment dollar at some comedy club, but why settle for one comic doing one bit at a time when Atlanta offers a regular three-ring circus of snickers, yuks and pound-the-floor guffaws — no cover, no minimum?. Do you like snappy one-liners? Try a City Council Committee meeting ("Now, how much does your department think this project will cost, Ms. Department Head?" "According to our figures, Mr. Chairman, any costs will be covered by the existing budget." Buh-duh-boom.) Slapstick more your style? Watch the mayor handle a press conference sometime. ("Mr. Mayor, who's going to benefit from this big, unbid contract?" "Oh, a wiseguy, eh?" Bonk! "Why I oughtta..." Crash! "Ow, that hoits!" "Quiet, knucklehead!" Poke! "Nyuk-nyuk"). Or maybe you're an Eddie Murphy fan who likes to see one guy pretending to be a whole lot of guys. In that case, try the City Council itself. What with all the flying pies, shooting selzer bottles and whoopee-cushions, the illusion of there really being 15 different people — instead of just a few, with the mayor playing all the other roles — almost seems believable. Almost. less...

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