They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if that’s the case, then our city’s comedy clubs are the perfect remedy. Luckily for us, there’s a comedy night on almost every day of the week, bringing both well-known faces and amateur comics to the stage, as well as offering you the spotlight for your own five minutes of fame.
The Punchline Comedy Club
This long-standing comedy club brings some of the world’s most hilarious comedians to the stage every month in Hong Kong. Hosted at Tamarind and several other venues around the city, The Punchline Comedy Club has been a firm favourite with Hongkongers for over twenty years, offering barrels of laughs from top international personalities and serving a tasty pre-show buffet and happy hour drinks between 6pm and 7.30pm.
The Punchline Comedy Club at Tamarind, 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Click here to see the line-up this month
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 has been a hub of hilarity, with well-known faces and amateur comics filling the venue with roaring laughter. The club hosts shows at its venue in Central as well as Champs Bar in Causeway Bay every Friday and Saturday evening. There is also an open mic night every Tuesday for wannabe stand-ups who dare to take to the stage and enjoy an hour of comedy gold.
TakeOut Comedy, 34 Elgin Street, Central
Every Friday and Saturday, (shows start between 8pm – 10pm)
Usually $200 – $300
Open mic night every Tuesday, (8pm – 9pm)
$50 entry (free to perform for 5 minutes)
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 three years of open mic comedy under its belt, this Wan Chai hangout has definitely earned its place on Hong Kong’s 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, ay?). For the rest of us, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the show!
Bar 109, G/F, 109 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Every Monday, (8.30pm – 10pm)
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, and author of Hot Chocolate For The Mind, Dwayne Perkins are among the famous faces who have taken to the stage here, and with a gastro-pub menu packed full of tasty goodies and drinks, this is the perfect place to laugh the night away.
Champs Bar, The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel Hong Kong, 209 – 219 Wan Chai Road, Causeway Bay
One Thursday a month, (8pm)
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