Atlanta >Bars & Clubs > Laughing Skull Lounge - Atlanta Comedy Club
878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.778968 -84.384377
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
I seriously love this place!! – I've been to other comedy clubs and this is by far my favorite. In fact every time I purchase my tickets on-line I get a small adrenaline rush, because I know there are some super good times in my future.
In my opinion this is the best setting to bear witness to all different types of live comedy. By that I mean legends like Emo Phillips, Stoners like Doug Benson, Intense dudes like Graham Elwood, Spitroasters(aka Margaret Cho) and even baby new jack comedians.
I have plans to take stand up classes here in the future, and can't wait for my chance to get up on that stage. Honestly, when is the last time you went somewhere and had such a good time it helped you decied what to do with your life?
Unless you're an alcoholic at bar, you probably don't have an answer for that. But this is my experience and I wanted to pass it on....
Wow... Thanks Loloyda! That is such a great review I am touched and realize I should stop advertising in order to just put your review in our creative loafing ad. And it does seem like you know The Laughing Skull well... so next time you come see a show, then hang a bit so we shake hands or something... thanks again!
Atlanta’s most intimate room for big-time comedy. – In Short
Anyone who’s read the hilarious “rules of the restaurant” on the front of the Vortex menu knows Atlanta’s favorite burger joint has a good sense of humor. So it makes perfect sense that their Midtown location also happens to house one of Atlanta’s best comedy clubs. Lodged as a separate room in the back of the restaurant, the tiny Laughing Skull Lounge makes you feel like you’re seeing stand-up in someone’s living room. The smattering of seats and cash-only bar only adds to the “Where am I?” effect. So get there early to grab a burger and beer, and revel in the fact you’re seeing national acts on a stage they probably outgrew years ago.
Thanks for the cool review... are you a professional writer? Or just super smart?
OK, let me know next time you roll through so we can hug it out.
Tiny but comfortable. Love it. – Although it's tiny, the seats in the Laughing Skull are comfortable, and aren't crammed as close together as many other comedy clubs. The ticket prices are usually reasonable, and it has the added bonus of being inside the Vortex, so if you show up early enough you can grab a delicious burger before you head in for the show.
I advise going with the middle seating rather than the tables up front. It seems like the tables would be better, because you can lean on them, but really they're small and you're so near the stage, you can almost touch the comic's shins. (If you're looking for a good shin-touching, though, tables up front, all the way.)
thanks Tiny/notkristina... yea, there have been some ppl with a shin fetish, and s they seem to come to the laughing skull a little too much for my comfort. It seems that they prefer corduroy over jeans, but nothing like shorts to get them excited and way surpass the 2 item minimum. Thanks for the kind words about the best kept secret of Atlanta Comedy Clubs.. maybe not that big of a secret, but still, a pretty cool hidden comedy club in Atlanta...
Great! – Great venue - Small enough that the comedians can interact with people, but not so small that you feel like you're in someone's basement! Was there last Saturday, and a good time was had by all!
Thank You 5h5
The club is LOVED by comedians bc of the intimate space... that is why we get such great comics in such a small club.
see you soon!
Finally A Comedy Lounge For Us Intowners! – Laughing Skull Comedy Lounge is long overdue. And it's part/adjacent to one of our fave Burger Joint's, The Vortex. No traveling to OTP/Sandy Springs. The progressive guests are great. When Hollis Gillespie takes the stage. I'm rolling in the aisles. Maybe we might even catch a glance of Suzanne, and one of her many bikes. The spirit of Lenny Bruce lives!
hey, thanks for giving us some props... and I too am very glad to have such a kick arse comedy venue in town.
Best Comedy Club in Atlanta!!! – I went this past weekend to see comedian Hal Sparks and we LOVED our experience. That was one of the best comedy shows I have ever been to and I think a great deal of it had to do with the club. Dont get me wrong, Hal Sparks is VERY funny, but maybe the room helped him be funnier. We plan to come back as much as possible!
thanks for the nice words... yea, Hal Sparks was great, we look forward to him coming back. Say hello next time you stop in...
Love Love Laughing Skull! – The owner is hilarious, and we've yet to see a bad comedian!
The venue is a great setting for a group of friends or just a couple. Its definitely worth checking out! I'm sure you'll go back.
Marshall has also generously hosted fundraising shows and donated a portion of the shows proceeds to local charities.
what up Becca... thanks for the kind words. Good to see you the other night and let meknow next time you are coming out to the skull...
Best croissants in town! Well, not exactly... – As huge stand up fans, we loooove the Laughing Skull! You get a chance to really connect with the comedians. There's not a bad seat in the house.
lol... well, we do have good tater tots which are like southern croissants. Thanks for the kind words and nice review...
Super Cool and Very Funny! – I finally went to this comedy club the other week and had a blast. This is not like any other comedy club I have ever been to... and in the heart of midtown Atlanta!!!
I am very happy that Atlanta has such a cool comedy club. The comedians I saw were all very funny with unique jokes.
I will be making this place one of my regular spots.
Wow, thank you very much! Please say hello next time you are at the club. Glad you like the Laughing Skull Lounge so much.
Great place for a good laugh!! – I try to make to the these shows as much as I can. If you sign up the the weekly email, you'll usually receive a buy on get on free coupon for Thurs or Sun shows. Marshall, the owner is hilarious and a great guy. Def recommend you check in out!!
Mucho Gracias... say hello next time you come through the club!
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