No excuse not to laugh at these 10 comedy shows in Birmingham

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Those faces. Photo via Jaysen Michael

Are you in need of a laugh? If you’re ready to have a good time, the Birmingham comedy scene is ready and waiting for you. Here are nine events that’ll help you end the decade with a smile on your face.

Birmingham Comedy—December 20

1. Christmas is a Drag at Saturn Birmingham

Christmas is a Drag is a comedy show in Birmingham
I can’t ever get my hair to do that. Photo via Jaysen Michael

2. Bad Movie Night: The Christmas Edition at Sidewalk Film

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Time to wear those Christmas jammies and see what Sidewalk has in store. Graphic via Facebook
  • What: Break out that ugly sweater or crazy holiday getup and head to Sidewalk for an unpleasant surprise…and bingo!
  • When: Friday, December 20, 8:15-10PM
  • Where: 1821 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203
  • Admission: Free!

3. It’s a Wonderful Laugh! A PFI Holiday Show

  • What: Positively Funny Improv presents an improvised show for the holidays.
  • When: Friday, December 20, 7:30-11:30PM
  • Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL
  • Admission: $12
  • Tickets

4. ETC’s Santa’s Underpants! at Birmingham Improv Theatre

  • What: A good excuse for a laugh with Extemporaneous Theatre Company.
  • When: Friday, December 20, 9:30PM-1:30AM
  • Where: Birmingham Improv Theatre. 2208 7th Ave S., Birmingham, AL
  • Admission: $10, $5 for students
  • Tickets

December 20-22

5. Etta May at StarDome

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Want a sandwich? Photo via Etta May’s Facebook page
  • What: Good, clean fun. Trailer park goddess Etta May, winner of the American Comedy Awards “Comic of the Year,” has been on Oprah!
  • When: Friday, December 20, 8-9:30PM | Saturday, December 21, 6:30-8:00PM; 8:45-10:15PM | December 22, 6:30-8PM
  • Where: StarDome. 1818 Data Dr., Hoover, AL
  • Admission: $18.50
  • Tickets

6. The Santaland Diaries and Season’s Greetings by David Sedaris at Birmingham Festival Theatre

  • What: Hear one man’s stories of working a temp job as a Christmas elf in a department store and a woman’s surprise-filled Christmas card to her friends and family.
  • When: Friday, December 20, 7:30PM | Saturday, December 21, 7:30PM | Sunday, December 22, 2:30PM
  • Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 1/2 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL
  • Admission: $25 adults, $10 students, $10 minimum pay what you can
  • Tickets

December 21

7. The Yellow Dandies Country Christmas Variety Show at Brennan’s Irish Pub 

  • What: A Christmas variety show featuring The Yellow Dandies, James Mullis, Adrian Marmolejo, Zach Austin, Daniel Raine and special guest P.O.T.I.S.
  • When: Saturday, December 21, 8PM
  • Where: Brennan’s Irish Pub. 1108 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Admissions: $10

December 23

8. A Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour at the Alabama Theatre

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  • What: A magical (and hilarious) evening of holiday performances featuring contestants from VH1 reality television show.
  • When: Monday, December 23. Doors open at 7PM. Show at 8PM.
  • Where: Alabama Theatre. 1817 3rd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Admissions: All ages welcome + adult content. $50 per person.
  • Tickets

December 27-29

9. Don “DC” Curry at StarDome

  • What: Don “DC” Curry at StarDome
  • When: Friday, December 27. Doors open at 5:45PM. Shows at 7PM & 9:15PM | Saturday, December 28. Doors open at 5:15. Shows at 6:30PM & 8:45PM | Sunday, December 29. Doors open 5:15PM. Show at 6:30PM
  • When: StarDome. 1818 Data Dr., Hoover, AL 35244
  • Admissions: $23
  • Tickets

December 29

10. “Comedy at the Theatre” at Birmingham Festival Theatre

  • What: “Comedy at The Theatre”—a monthly comedy night in 5 Points South
  • When: Sunday, December 29, 7PM & 9PM
  • Where: Birmingham Festival Theatre. 1901 1/2 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Admission: $15
  • Tickets

Tell us, Birmingham, where are you planning to laugh away the end of the decade?

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