Nothing soothes our frayed psyches and overworked holiday nerves like a good laugh. Belly laugh are better… in bunches are even better.
So, where in the town that spawned the likes of Robin Williams, Drew Carey, David Spade, Lily Tomlin and Tim Allen can one find a laughter dispensary?
Well, we’ve taken some valuable research time to find out just where you can get yourself the best kind of humorous healing.


Chaplin’s Comedy Club

34244 Groesbeck Hwy.
Clinton Township, MI 48035

Local and national artists such as Pauly Shore, Aries Spears and Shawn Wayans perform at this comedy club that is part of the Fountainview bowling complex.


Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

310 South Troy Street,
Royal Oak, MI 48067 

Using an interesting format for each show that was developed by owner, Mark Ridley, the show format starts with up-and-coming comedic talent, then a seasoned local talent and finally the headliner, a comedian who is nationally recognized with substantial media exposure and a large fan following. Also for those of us who want to break into the biz (despite the current mass of 435, 761 unemployed comedians) , the Castle is one of the few clubs that still holds an open mic night.


Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

314 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Showtimes are Thursday at 8:00pm and Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:30pm.