The mic is tested. The performers are ready. And you are waiting to be entertained. The city has been hosting open mics at several places. So, if you are a fan of good humor and you want to enjoy the stand up-scenes in the city, following is a quick list of places that hosts open mics in Chennai for you to check out.
Mad Bean Cafe and Roastery, Santhome:
Sharing the compound with a veterinary clinic, the cafe is little difficult to spot. If you want to taste the Desi Humor served with a hot coffee, this is your comedy destination. Also, the cafe serves you the special coffees across the world, salads, wraps, pizza, pasta and hot and cold beverages. The cafe hosts open mics on every Monday between 8 and 9 PM.
For more details, check out Mad Bean Cafe and Roastery.
Urban Desi House, Thoraipakkam:
Located in the Old Mahabalipuram Road, Urban Desi House attracts a lot of IT employees nearby. Not just comedy, the place encourages talent of any kind. If you are interested in music, photography and even painting, Urban Desi House helps you to exhibit your talent. Enjoy the comedy with their wallet-friendly food on every Tuesday at 7.30 PM.
For more details, check out Urban Desi House.
Cafe Central, T Nagar:
Located in one of the busiest areas of the city, Cafe Central hosts the performances of Tanglish Comedy, one of the new groups in the stand-up comic circuit in the city. The cozy restaurant serves mixed cuisine, varying from the country’s most favorite briyani to burgers, wings, waffles and shakes. They host open mic comedy on Wednesdays around 7.30 PM.
For more details, check out Cafe Central.
Ashvita Bistro, Alwarpet:
Ashvita Bistro is the first performance space in the city to host open mics from 2014. After a year of break, the place is back in hosting open mics in association with the favourite stand-up circuits of the city. One has to register in advance with an entry fee of rupees 100, which is redeemable when you order your food. They host open mic comedy on every Thursday around 7.30 PM.
See more details on Ashvita Bistro.
Lloyd’s Tea House, Gopalapuram:
The Bohemian style cafe situated in Alwarpet welcomes you with their rich aroma of tea. If you want to warm yourself up for the crazy weekend, visit this place on a Friday night to enjoy the aroma of comedy served with a fresh tea. Apart from the fresh tea, their menu has pastries, hash browns, pizzas and pasta and much more for your fun Friday. They host open mic comedy on every Friday at 8.30 PM.
See more details on Lloyd’s Tea House.
Wandering Artist, RA Puram:
Wandering Artist encourages performances of all kinds. Also, they have an art store along with their cafe. Their ‘Stairway to Laughter’ happens on the second floor of the building with a capacity of around 70 people. Other than performances, they offer training and has a creative co-working space. You can enjoy their stand-up scenes on every 1st saturday at 7.30 PM.
See more details on Wandering Lust.
Backyard is a co-working space located in Adyar. Here, the customers are charged by the hour and they get free Wi-Fi, Tea, and Coffee. Their menu comprises the food prepared by Akshaya and Nithya who runs the space. They have inclusive open-mic performances, workshops, storytelling and music nights. They host open mic comedy on every 3rd Saturday at 7.30 PM.
See more details on Backyard.
The English Tearoom, Kasturi Ranga Road:
A mild music or heartwarming humor, stunning scenery and a tasty meal, The English Tearoom serves you the mentioned combo offer. The Peach Tree Hall is their performance space, that is sometimes used as a multi-purpose hall for celebrating kitty parties or meetings, is a gallery space that gives you stunning views. The English Tearoom hosts open mic comedy on every fourth Saturday at 730 PM.
See more details on The English Tearoom.
Bay 146, Savera Hotel, Mylapore:
Bay 146 of the Savera is one of the venues to host stand-up scenes for a long time. The pub is hosting open mic comedy in association with Evam Standup Tamasha. They host open mics on every Sunday.
See more details on Bay146.