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6 venues to catch a comedy show in Raleigh

Save these six local venues + shows for the next time you’re looking to have a laugh and watch a comedy show in Raleigh.

Neptunes Comedy hosts a stand-up comedy show at Hartwell in April 2022

Jordan Scott Huggins + Spencer Bland are the hosts of Neptunes Comedy.

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It’s no joke that we’ve got comedy on our minds, from local stand-up comics to big-name jokesters, the Triangle attracts them all. Save this guide to local comedy shows for the next time you need a chuckle (or full-belly laugh).

Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub, 427 W. Main St., Durham | The “Thursday Titters” standup showcase returns Thursday, May 9 at this downtown hangout and features some of the area’s funniest comics.

ComedyWorx, 3801 Hillsborough St. | Founded in 1989, this club specializes in improvised comedy shows and classes. Bonus: The venue hosts a mix of family-friendly and adult-only shows.

Goodnights Comedy Club, 401 Woodburn Rd. | This Raleigh staple has been serving jokes since 1983; its new permanent home recently hosted Pete Davidson and David Koechner — also look for hometown acts.

A comedy club.

Goodnights has two stages with room for an approx. 300-person audience.

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Neptunes Comedy, Neptunes Parlour, 14 W. Martin St. | Spencer Bland + Jordan Scott Huggins, the comedians behind music-comedy podcast Bop or Flop, host a monthly comedy show featuring local, regional, and national acts. Neptunes is Raleigh’s longest running independent comedy show.

Raleigh Improv, 1224 Parkside Main St., Cary | This newish comedy club with a 581-person capacity opened in 2018 and attracts big names like Jon Lovitz + Jay Pharoah.

The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St. | Did you know this venue offers more than musical acts? Rhizome Comedy, a Raleigh-based comedy record label, produces a monthly show full of laughs called Superbloom.

Pro tip: If you’re searching for huge touring acts like John Mulaney + Kevin Hart, don’t forget to check PNC Arena’s events calendar. And if you want even more suggestions, or are thinking about doing a little stand up yourself, join the Triangle Comedy Group on Facebook.

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