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😂 How to tap into Miami’s comedy scene

I get the sense the average Miamian doesn’t think of Miami as having a comedy scene. Sure, we may not be New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, but if I’ve learned one thing in this job, it’s that we have way more comedy going on than meets the eye!

😂 Weekly (or semi-weekly) comedy nights around town

On Sundays, check out Tipsy Flamingo in Downtown or Don’s 5 Star Dive Bar in the MiMo District.

Make Mondays a little lighter at Brickell’s Redbar or Thank You Miami Cocina & Beer House in Little Havana.

On Tuesdays, you’ve got two spots hosting comedy in both Brickell — DOM’s, and every other week, Little Brittany — and in South Beach — Kush at Clevelander Sports Bar or Hotel Greystone. You can also head to Magic 13 Brewing Co. in Little Haiti.

There’s no shortage of laughter-filled Wednesday evenings. Check out The Goodtime Hotel’s comedy night on South Beach, Casa Florida’s Comedy Club in Little Havana, The Lounge at SLS Brickell Hotel’s Laughing Session, or Stand up at Shirley’s to the rear of Gramps in Wynwood. Then, every other Wednesday, you can try the stand up night at SimplyGood in Little River, or the Garrison Taproom in Miami Lakes.

On Thursdays, you’ve got Savage Labs comedy night in Wynwood, or Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. hosting comics in the Bird Road Arts District.

As for Fridays, you can count on the aforementioned Thank You Miami Cocina & Beer House.

🗓 Where to find the occasional laugh

In Miami Springs, Old Tom’s Sports Bar hosts comedy nights periodically, as does Casa Tiki in Little Havana… both Union Beer Store in Little Havana and Exit One Taproom in Florida City host comedy on the second Wednesday of the month… while Laughs on Lincoln goes down the third Wednesday of the month at Time Out Market on Miami Beach… Kendall’s Hybrid House Coffee & Beer Bar hosts comedy on the third Thursday of the month instead… and finally, comics could be a part of the action at both Blue Lagoon’s Beat Culture Brewery and South Miami’s Tea & Poets open mic nights.

 

🎤 Where to go just for comedy

Villain Theater: the Little Haiti venue covers everything from improv to stand-up to sketch comedy and hosts multiple comedy shows throughout the week in addition to supplying the talent for some of the aforementioned shows.

Just The Funny: you can catch three improv and sketch comedy shows a night on Fridays and Saturdays at this Coral Way comedy club.

Miami Improv: this comedy theater in Doral hosts shows almost every day of the month featuring national and local talents alike.

Comedy Inn: Palmetto Bay is home to a self-described “Miami’s Best Kept Secret Since 2010.” Comedy Inn runs “innvite only” shows starring local and national comics — get on their email list to get in on the action.