Where to find comedy in Fargo-Moorhead

The comedy scene in Fargo continues to grow… you can find open mic nights filling several days of the week, and major acts arrive to perform nearly monthly. The city even hosted its very first Fargo Comedy Fest in February 2019.

So, without further ado, if you’re looking for late-night laughs in Fargo, here’s where to go.

Open Mic Nights

The Cellar

Every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. Fargo’s only dedicated comedy club hosts its open mic comedy night. Grab a beer from Front Street Taproom and head downstairs to the intimate Cellar comedy space for a line-up of local comedians working on their jokes. If you want, feel free to take the stage and try out a few of your own!

614 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 566-7226

Pickled Parrot

Thursday nights from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m., it’s open mic comedy time at the Pickled Parrot. The stage is open to all performers who want to try stand-up comedy!

505 3rd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 356-5227

Fargo Brewing Company

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, head to Fargo’s original brewery for a night with local comics ranging from seasoned to beginners trying out their material.

Need some liquid courage before you perform? Grab one of Fargo Brewing’s craft beers.

610 N University Dr, Fargo | (701) 478-2337

Babb’s Coffee House

For improv comedy, instead of stand-up, you can head to the basement of Babb’s Coffee House for a show by Tornado Shelter Improv (highlighted below!).

605 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 271-0222

Big Comedy Acts

Looking to attend a professional comedy show? Look to these spots.

The Cellar

Besides open mic nights, The Cellar also hosts dedicated comedy shows by up-and-coming and seasoned comedians. Check their Facebook page for upcoming events.

614 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 566-7226

The Fargo Theatre

The historic Fargo Theatre books comedians regularly, so you can watch their routines from the comfort of a movie theater seat in this art deco interior. Check their website for upcoming events.

Look out for the Fargo Comedy Fest, held in February each year!

314 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 239-8385

Bluestem Amphitheater

In the summer, this outdoor amphitheater holds some major comedy events (as well as musicals, concerts, and more). Looking for something specific? Just check their website.

801 50th Ave S, Moorhead

Local comedy groups


The oldest local comedy group, the Linebenders customize their shows for the audience, working from their space, The Comedy University.

Tornado Shelter Improv

Tornado Shelter Improv is a pay-as-you-like (in other words, free) improv comedy show that takes place in the basement of Babb’s Coffee House.

To see all upcoming comedy events, check out our events calendar (make sure you filter by comedy!) to find your next laugh.