Comic's Weekly Roundup: Chris Thayer headlines a special WonderComedy
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. Here’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.
?Mon., Oct. 5
======It’s Monday night and there’s no better place to be than Star Bar. Seriously, this should not be news to anybody. Rodney Leete hosts the greatest show in town every week — all for free. In addition to putting the best local talent on display, the show has seen a lot of special guests such as Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel, and most recently Ahmed Bharoocha. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9:30 p.m.
? Tue., Oct. 6Because not everyone can stay out late enough to catch a comedy show, John-Michael Bond and David Perdue started the short and sweet Happy Hour Comedy Hour showcase. Every Tuesday night at Smith’s Olde Bar’s Atlanta Room, the duo host some of their favorite funny people for an hour-long show. This week's show will be headlined by Ian Aber with special guests David Venhuizen from L.A., and Danny Maupin from Chicago. The $5 cover gets you into the show as well as a cup for endless use of the official show keg. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
? Wed., Oct. 7
======On Wednesday, head over to Orpheus Brewing for another edition of Safe Place. Anthony Todaro host this monthly stand-up showcase that features local favorites, such as Brian Emond and Paige Bowman. This month’s show will also feature some hilarious out-of-town guests. Show’s at 8pm. $15.
? >> Started from the bottom now, we’re here! Atlanta comedians, writers, musicians and more will be at the Village Theatre for Song Missing Presents: IF YOU’RE READING THIS, IT’S TOO ATLANTA. Performers will put on original sets based on the songs of Drake, hosted by Chris “Last Name Ever, First Name Greatest” Ledford accompanied by bandleader Noel Stephen. So get your nail done, hair done, everything for the show CL named “Best Variety Show Inspired by Pop Culture” in this year’s Best of ATL issue.. Doors open at 8pm; show’s at 9pm. $10.
? Thur., Oct. 8
======Todd Glass begins his "weekend" headlining the Laughing Skull on Thursday. Glass has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Mr. Show with Bob and David," and had his own "Comedy Central Presents" special. He also host the popular podcast, "The Todd Glass Show," and published his first book "The Todd Glass Situation" last year. He headlines six shows, Thursday through Sunday.
? >> Also Thursday night is Schlitz & Giggles showcase at the Highland Ballroom. Thursday's line-up is quite excellent with sets from Chris Ledford, Lace Larrabee, Austin Chardac and more lined up. Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 8:30pm. $10.
? Fri., Oct. 9
? On Friday, you can catch the Skull's next edition of their Best of Atlanta Comedy showcase at Red Brick Brewing. The last few Red Brick shows have been a lot of fun, so come see ten awesome comics and sample some sweet local brews. Show starts at 10pm. $15.
? The Weekend
? This Saturday, Andrew Michael’s killer underground showcase, WonderComedy, is hosting a special one-off show headlined by the hilarious Chris Thayer. Currently living in Los Angeles, Thayer worked on, and was featured on, TBS' "The Pete Holmes Show" and has toured the country performing with Pete Holmes. He has performed at such great comedy festivals as SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown, High Plains, Riot LA, & Crom Comedy Festival. He’ll be joined onstage by Olive Lynch, Dulce Sloan, and Ismael Loutfi. WonderRoot’s doors open at 8:30pm; show’s at 9pm. $5. BYOB. This is the show of the week.
? ALSO THIS WEEK
======Bill Bellamy at Uptown Comedy Corner (Oct. 8-11)
? Chris Kattan at the Improv (Oct. 9-10)
? 1AM Secret Show at Smith's Olde Bar (Oct. 10, at 1 a.m.)