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Laugh Your Way Through the Week

By Sophie Pettit 2 May 2017
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if that's the case, our city's comedy clubs are the perfect remedy. With World Laughter Day springing up on May 7, we bring you the very best comedy nights in the 852. Prepare to have your sides split!

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mondayscomedy Who says Mondays have to be blue? Laugh yourself senseless every Monday night, as seasoned comics and first-timers take to the stage at Bar 109. With two and a half years of open mic comedy under its belt, this Wan Chai hangout has definitely earned its place on the Hong Kong comedy circuit. If you fancy test-driving your material, get down to Bar 109 at 8pm to secure your slot, and claim your complimentary beer (what better way to settle those last minute nerves?). For the rest of us, it's time to kick back and enjoy the show! When: Every Monday, (8.30pm - 10pm) Where: Bar 109, G/F, 109 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai How much: Free Click here for more information


comedy Chuckle your way through Tuesday evenings at TakeOut Comedy - the first full-time comedy club in Asia. Since opening it's doors in 2007, TakeOut Comedy has been a hub of hilarity, with well-known faces and amateur comics filling the venue with roaring laughter. Every Tuesday, the club hands the microphone over to Hong Kong's budding comics. For just $50, you can enjoy an hour of stand-up, and take to the stage yourself if you so fancy. When: Every Tuesday, (8pm - 9pm) Where: TakeOut Comedy, 34 Elgin Street, Central How much: $50 entry (free to perform for 5 minutes) Click here for more information


HK Brew House2 Fancy a mid-week giggle? Hong Kong Brew House in Lan Kwai Fong has a weekly open mic slot for amateur comics in association with ComedyHK. Head downstairs to laugh your socks off for two hours every Wednesday evening. The Brew House boasts one of the most extensive beer collections in Hong Kong, which makes it the perfect venue for a laid-back laugh. If you fancy whipping out your funniest knock-knock jokes, and enjoy a drink on the house, click on the link below to reserve your spot. When: Every Wednesday, (8.30pm - 10.30pm) Where: Hong Kong Brew House, G/F and Basement, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central How much: Free Click here for more information


paul-ogata It's time to hand back the mic and let the professionals do their thing. One Thursday evening a month, Champs Bar in Causeway Bay becomes a comedy hub. Quick-witted TakeOut Comedy legend, Paul Ogata (pictured), and author of Hot Chocolate For The Mind, Dwayne Perkins are among the famous faces who have taken to the stage. With a gastro-pub menu to indulge in, and drinks ready for the taking, this is the perfect place to laugh the night away. When: One Thursday a month, (8pm) Where: Champs, The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel Hong Kong,  209 - 219 Wan Chai Road, Causeway Bay How much: Usually $250 Click here for more information

The Weekend

20130912_TimeOutHKComedyNight_017_LowRes What better way to kick off your weekend than with an evening of riotous laughter? TakeOut Comedy hosts shows every Friday and Saturday evening that will have you rolling on the floor and begging for mercy. Familiar faces including America's Got Talent runner-up, Tom Cotter, and Comedy Central regular, Butch Bradley, are set to perform in the coming months, alongside up and coming names, so be sure to check out the schedule. When: Every Friday and Saturday, (shows start between 8pm - 10pm) Where: TakeOut Comedy, 34 Elgin Street, Central How much: Usually $200 - $300 Click here for more information
Read more! See what else in on around the city in the Weekend Ahead.

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.