Need a laugh? The Birmingham area is lucky to have two great sources available to help you catch a live comedy show. Even though they’re unable to operate as usual, you can check out some local virtual comedy hosted by each venue this week online!
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The Stardome, located at 1818 Data Drive in Hoover, specializes in stand-up comedy and has been an award-winning comedy hotspot since 1983. With several re-incarnations and renovations, the latest being in 2016, the Stardome is the premier local venue for big-name comedians on tour.
Offering an updated menu and full bar, the Stardome is also an ideal date-night destination. With the most recent renovation, the 420-seat facility now sports a banquet room and new VIP skybox seating to watch the show. Family-owned and operated, the Stardome typically hosts shows 6 nights a week and is excited to return to it’s regularly scheduled events when things are deemed safe.
On Tuesday, May 12th, you can catch a Stardome show from home, live-streamed via Facebook at 7:00 PM. Hosted by long-time Stardome owner Bruce Ayers, the show also features James Gregory, J.Anthony Brown, and Chris Dipetta.
Birmingham Improv Theatre, also known as BIT, is located at 2208 7th Ave S. and is Birmingham’s first and only comedy Improv theatre. Focusing primarily on Improv comedy hosted by the Positively Funny Improv team, the venue also provides a home for sketch and stand-up comedy as well as musicals and plays.
Not only is Birmingham Improv Theatre a great source for shows, but it also seeks to serve the Birmingham area through providing a home for comedy instruction. With seasoned professional instructors teaching Improv, comedy writing, stand-up, and comedy film classes, BIV is a fantastic resource for those wishing to expand their knowledge on writing and performing this ancient art. There’s even an artist-in-residence summer program for those eager to work along-side comedic professionals.
During their regular hours, they offer shows three nights a week and are eager to return to business-as-usual when they’re able. In the meantime, you can catch live-streamed shows or watch video recordings of previous shows. Donations are appreciated for the “Keep the BIT Alive” fund.
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