Comic's Weekly Roundup: From John Cleese and Eric Idle to David Huntsberger
Mon., Oct. 19Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar continues to put on amazing show after amazing show. This week's show should not disappoint, boasting some ATL favorites as well as some post-Red Clay Fest out-of-town guests. Get out of the cold and into this cozy dive bar for the best comedy show in town. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show starts at 9:30 p.m.
?Tue., Oct. 20
======Comedy comes to Inman Park's the Albert[http://www.thealbertatlanta.com/|https://www.facebook.com/TheAlbertATL/photos/a.930582270317553.1073741834.108105275898594/983560428353070/?type=3&theater] this Tuesday for a special occasion. For $45, you get a four-course meal as well as four Terrapin beers (tax and gratuity included), plus comedy from Joseph Highsmith and Paul Gallois. Show starts at 7 p.m. Get your tickets early for a chance to win an Osprey Talon 22 pack.
? Wed., Oct. 21
======Fans of Monty Python are going to want to act quick to get tickets to see John Cleese and Eric Idle at http://www.ticketmaster.com/John-Cleese-tickets/artist/979343?tm_link=edp_Artist_NameCobb Energy Centre this week. These former Pythons will blend scripted and improvised material along with storytelling, exclusive footage, and an audience Q&A. Cleese and Idle will perform two shows, Wed., Oct 21, and Thurs.,Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $56.
? >> For a cheaper alternative, catch the free comedy show Drunk/Sober/High at 529 Wednesday night. Nine comics will perform in teams in an experiment that will see if being drunk or high makes you funnier than being stone-cold sober. The show will also feature a special musical guest. Show is free (donations accepted); doors open 9 p.m.
? Thurs., Oct. 22Fans of the "Professor Blastoff" podcast can see former co-host David Huntsberger at the Village Theatre this Thursday. Huntsberger has performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He is a frequent guest on the popular "Skarbro County" and "Doug Loves" Movies podcasts and has released three albums including 2013's Explosion Land. Show starts at 10:30 p.m. $10.
? The Weekend The 1AM Secret Show has been on a hot streak lately. Come see what all the fuss is about at Atlanta's best, free, late, late night comedy show at the Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar. Line-ups are a secret but always a fun surprise.
? >> On Sunday, head over to 5 Seasons Brewery for Pints and Punchlines. For $15 you get delicious 5 Seasons beer tastings throughout the night as well as comedy from some of ATL's funniest residents, including Samm Severin, Paige Bowman, Mike Kaiser, and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.
? ALSO THIS WEEK
======Happy Hour Comedy Hour at Smith’s Olde Bar (Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.)
? Schlitz & Giggles at Highland Ballroom (Oct. 20, at 8 p.m.)
? Best of Atlanta at the Improv (Oct. 22 at 8pm)
? Joe Matarese at Laughing Skull Lounge (Oct. 22-25)
? Colin Jost at the Improv (Oct. 23-24)
? Lavell Crawford at Uptown Comedy Corner (Oct. 23-25)
? Russell Peters at Cobb Energy Centre (Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.)
? The Comedy Get Down Tour at Philips Arena (Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.)
? The Stubble on Stubble Show: StubbleTV at the Hangar (Oct.25, at 9 p.m.)
? 86d Comedy Show at the Music Room (Oct.25, at 8pm)