While traveling the world exploring the science of what makes things funny, we stumbled on an important question: What makes a good comedy club? According to many of the comics we interviewed, a “good room” is one that’s dimly lit, densely packed, with hard chairs, low ceilings, a red curtain, and nothing at all that’s blue.
They say the college years will be the best of your life—they fail to mention that these years can also be the most stressful. Class time and hours of studying can leave coeds in need of a reprieve but with little money for a night out. Luckily, students of Charm City have several opportunities for student discounts and designated college nights at bars near their universities.
Looking to laugh and have a fun night out? Here are five local comedy clubs that will help you do just that.