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
Comedy Fuck Yeah
standup
Dragon's Den Every Friday Vincent Zambon

Vincent Zambon
Raw Dog Comedy
open mic
Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ Every Friday Ryan Anthony Rogers
Craft Comedy at Rendezvous Tavern
standup
Rendezvous Tavern Every Friday
Bear With Me Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Twelve Mile Limit Every Monday Lauren Malara, Amanda G
They Fuckin Wit It Wednesday
standup
Bourbon Square Jazz Bar Smiley Da Comedienne
Comedy Fuck Yeah
standup
Dragon's Den Every Saturday Vincent Zambon
Vincent Zambon
Jokes on Oak
standup
Oak St Brewery Every Saturday Craft Comedy
Proving Ground
open mic
Hi-Ho Lounge Every Sunday Isaac Kozell
Shep Kelly
DC Paul
Courtyard Comedy
standup
Courtyard Brewery Every Sunday Craft Comedy
The Comedy Lounge
standup
Double Dealer Bar Every Thursday Craft Comedy
Queers Of Comedy New Orleans
standup
Oz New Orleans Every Thursday Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray
Comedy Gumbeaux
open mic
Howlin' Wolf Den Every Thursday Red Bean
Nature Boy
Red Bean
It's Good Comedy Open Mic
open mic
Dragon's Den Every Thursday
Let’s laugh comedy showcase and open mic
open mic
Maison (Upstairs) Every Tuesday Keeda With A Q
Keeda with a Q
Monarch Media Group - Open Mic (All Acts Welcome)
open mic
The Domino Every Tuesday Ben C
Getting Pickled
open mic
Another Bar Every Tuesday
Comedy Beast
standup
The Howlin' Wolf Every Tuesday Amanda G
Allison Hotard
Amanda G
Think You're Funny?
open mic
Carrollton Station Every Wednesday Cassidy Henehan
Mickey Henehan
Cassidy Henehan
Damn That's Funny
standup
bar redux First Monday Keeda With A Q
Akeyla
Tell Me a Joke
open mic
Pirogue's Whiskey Bayou First Thursday
Comedy night at Prytania Bar
standup
Prytania Bar First Wednesday
Luis J Gomes
standup
The Howlin' Wolf Fri Jul 26 2024
Joke Workshop with Pam Benjamin
standup
Big Couch Thu Jul 18 2024 Pam Benjamin
Funny But Make It Fashion
standup
Big Couch Sat Nov 02 2024
Trip Sitter: Psychedelic Comedy from Joey Z
standup
Big Couch Fri Aug 09 2024
Geneva Joy (Early Show)
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Fri Jul 26 2024
Geneva Joy (Late Show)
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Fri Jul 26 2024
Moral Panic (Late Show)
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Fri Jul 19 2024
Luke Null (Early Show)
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Sat Jul 27 2024
Luke Null (Late Show)
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Sat Jul 27 2024
Don't Tell Comedy
standup
7th Ward Sat Jul 20 2024
A Night of Comedy with Luke Capasso
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Sat Jul 27 2024
Modern Folklore: A Storytelling Show about Stories
storytelling
Big Couch Thu Jul 25 2024
Thu Aug 22 2024
Thu Sep 26 2024
Thu Oct 24 2024
Greetings from Queer Mountain
storytelling
ALLways Lounge Second Friday Amanda G
Amanda G
Comedy Night at Nola Brewing
standup
Nola Brewing Second Wednesday Craft Comedy
Moral Panic
standup
Junk Drawer Coffee Third Friday Kamari Stevens
Benjamin Hoffman
Michael Glaviano
Mary-Devon Dupuy
Damn that’s funny comedy show case
standup
bar redux Third Monday Keeda With A Q
Akeyla
KeedawithaQ
Wait, What? The Stand-up Comedy Drinking Game
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Third Saturday Isaac Kozell
Geoffrey Gauchet
Stoned vs Drunk vs Sober
standup
Hi-Ho Lounge Third Wednesday Isaac Kozell
Isaac Kozell
Craft Comedy Night at Prytania Bar
standup
Prytania Bar Third Wednesday Craft Comedy

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.