Comic's Weekly Roundup: Underwear Comedy Party celebrates an anniversary
Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
? Mon., Aug. 24
======Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar should be a part of your weekly routine as Rodney Leete hosts the best comedy show in town. Tonight's lineup features a bevy of funny comics, including Atlanta favorite Paul Gallois closing things out. Gallois is gearing up to record his debut album via Leete's new label, Rotknee Presents Records, later in the year so be on the look out for that. Show is always free and starts at 9:30pm.
? Wed., Aug. 26
? And since it’s the fourth Wednesday of the month, it’s time again for a show that’s Atlanta has fallen in love with: the pop-culture inspired Scene Missing. Held at the gorgeous Highland Inn Ballroom, this month’s show takes a break from film and instead focuses on one of television’s most raved about shows: "Game of Thrones." Comedians, writers, and other creatives will perform sets inspired by individual "GoT" houses at Scene Missing Presents: AN ATLANNISTER ALWAYS PAYS HIS DEBTS. The line-up includes such Scene Missing favorites as Paige Bowman, Vas Sanchez, Julian Modugno, and more. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m. $10. Hodor, Hodor, HODOR!
? >> The Laughing Skull Lounge continues their satellite series by bringing their Best of Atlanta Comedy showcase to Eddie’s Attic. The show features a stacked lineup that includes local favorites Mike Kaiser, Kevin Saucier, Cherith Fuller, and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. $10-15.
? Thur., Aug. 27
======On Thursday, you can get nerd-out at the comic-book inspired variety show, Clobberin Time. Held at the Village Theatre, comedian and illustrator Joe Karg host a night of comedy talk-show style, featuring stand-up, live music, sketch comedy, and panel discussions. Doors open at 10 p.m.; show at 10:30 p.m. Free.
? Fri., Aug. 28
======This Friday marks the second installment of a new monthly showcase, Cabbage Patch Comedy. Joseph Highsmith hosts this stand-up showcase that debuted with a bang last month, completely saturating Milltown Arms with comedy fans. This month’s show features a handful of local talents such as Ismael Loutfi, Austin Chardac, Ben Palmer, and more. This free show kicks off at 8:30 p.m.
? >> After Cabbage Patch Comedy, you have plenty of time to make another great monthly show, Underwear Comedy Party. Host Joe Pettis introduced his nearly-naked showcase to the Village Theatre in 2013, and is celebrating the show’s two year anniversary this week. Come help celebrate another year of comedy without shame or clothing. Show’s at 11 p.m. Tickets are $10, but admission is free if you’re brave enough to attend in your undies. How frugal are you?
? The Weekend Over the weekend, you can catch Nick DiPaolo headline the Laughing Skull Lounge. DiPaolo is a longtime comedy veteran. He’s been a regular on “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and the Comedy Central roasts along with radio’s “The Howard Stern Show.” He’s put out five stand-up specials including his most recent one, 2014’s Another Senseless Killing. He headlines five shows Thursday through Saturday with local comedian John-Michael Bond featuring on Friday.
? ALSO THIS WEEK
======Jessimae Peluso at the Improv (Aug. 27-29)
? Black Kasper at Uptown (Aug. 27-28)
? 1AM Secret Show at Smith’s Olde Bar (Aug. 29, at 1 a.m.)
? Best of ATL Comedy at Laughing Skull Lounge (Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.)