Resources for Visiting Comedians

Thinking about coming through New Orleans to do some comedy? Hell yeah! It's always a good time here. Here's some resources thrown together to help you out around here.

Shows

As you can tell, shows are listed and categorized as the main point of this website. There's a dedicated page for open mics if you're looking for those specifically. All shows -- booked and open mics -- are DIY and independently run by other comedians. That is to say, 504Comedy does not currently produce any of the shows in New Orleans so contacting us about bookings isn't useful.

If you're looking to get booked, you'll find a table of shows and who runs them below. Not everyone has provided their contact information, so search Facebook, or ask around.

Show Venue When Host(s) Booking
Raw Dog Comedy
open mic
Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ Every Friday Ryan Anthony Rogers
Comedy Fuck Yeah
standup
Dragon's Den Every Friday Vincent Zambon
Vincent Zambon
I Think I Got This
open mic
Gasa Gasa Every Monday Marcus Bond
Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Twelve Mile Limit Every Monday Lauren Malara
Amanda G
Allison Hotard
Lauren Malara, Amanda G, Allison Hotard
Saturday Night Comics
open mic
Jinx Bar & Grill Every Saturday Tommy Brennan
Proving Ground
open mic
Hi-Ho Lounge Every Sunday Isaac Kozell
Shep Kelly
DC Paul
The Big Un-Easy Comedy Hour
standup
Happy Raptor Distilling Every Sunday Nkechi Chibueze
Nkechi Chibueze
It's Good Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Dragon's Den Every Thursday Xander Bilyk
Anthony Scontrino
Comedy Gumbeaux
open mic
Howlin' Wolf Den Every Thursday Red Bean
Nature Boy
Red Bean
The Comedy Gym
open mic
Handa Wanda Every Thursday Shaquita Griffin
Shaquita Griffin
Comedy Beast
standup
The Howlin' Wolf Every Tuesday Amanda G
Allison Hotard
Amanda G
Getting Pickled
open mic
Another Bar Every Tuesday Pickle
Comedy Quarter Open Mic Night
open mic
JINX Bar & Grill Every Wednesday Tommy Brennan
Think You're Funny?
open mic
Carrollton Station Every Wednesday Cassidy Henehan
Mickey Henehan
Cassidy Henehan
Double Six Comedy Open Mic
open mic
The Domino First Saturday Xander Bilyk
Anthony Scontrino
Black Girl Giggles Comedy Showcase
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Fri Jul 01 2022
Black Girl Giggles Comedy Sensations
standup
ALLways Lounge Twilight Room Sat Jul 02 2022
Wait, What? - Comedy Show + Drinking Game
standup
Howlin' Wolf Den Fri Aug 05 2022 Isaac Kozell
Geoffrey Gauchet
Geoffrey Gauchet
Wait, What? - Comedy Show + Drinking Game
standup
Howlin' Wolf Den Fri Jul 01 2022 Isaac Kozell
Geoffrey Gauchet
Geoffrey Gauchet
The Rip-off Show
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Sat Jul 23 2022 Geoffrey Gauchet
Geoffrey Gauchet
Greetings from Queer Mountain
storytelling
ALLways Lounge Second Friday Amanda G
Amanda G
COMEDY ON CAUSEWAY
standup
Whiskey Cowboy Saloon Third Thursday Kymbra Li
Kymbra Li
Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Third Wednesday Isaac Kozell
Isaac Kozell

Lodging

New Orleans is a tourism town, so hotels are everywhere and really like the same price as an AirBnB. Speaking of, please do not use AirBnB. AirBnBs are pretty much unregulated here and have destroyed neighborhoods and have made it impossible for people to afford rent here and have pushed a lot of the local entertainers (of all genres) out of the city and into neighboring areas. It sucks. Hotels are basically the same price now (especially in off seasons). If you talk to people booking you before you come down, they probably know someone with a couch or a spare bed you can crash on for a couple days. Do that instead if you can.

What to Do and Eat

There's a lot of bullshit here, like any tourism town, but the vast majority of bars and food are as good as everyone says they are. We used to curate a guide here on the site, but after COVID and the normal passage of time, it was just too hard to keep up with what's open and what's good. So check out our local alt-weekly Gambit's Best of New Orleans 2021 results. The places are voted on by locals so it's mostly right. It's at the least a good starting point.