Salem has 5 primary venues for comedy presently with (bi)weekly shows. For scheduling check out the Salem Comedy Calendar.
A dive bar (in the nicest of terms) with a nice stage and lots of heart. The show “Comedy is Free” takes place here here along with Salem’s longest running comedy open mic “Un-Manic Monday’s”.
The Lounge by Gilgamesh Brewery
A nice brewpub downtown with great beer and a great stage.
It’s an old theater on the historic registry with a giant organ. Raven’s Flight creative is bringing some amazing shows and it’s something that greatly benefit’s this town.
Capitol City Theater
Improv lessons and weekend shows take place here I’m told. Family friendly I’m told.
New bar, new show.
Did comedy years ago, now hosts the Open Laugh Off!
Comedy in a circle. A mechanical bull is present. Awesome food and drink specials. Home to Comedy at the Spur hosted by James O’ Neil.
Home to the You Funny Show hosted Jason Cramer, formerly by Ron Funches.
Technically Keizer, this sports bar supports comedy to the fullest. Thursday bi-weekly show and monthly Friday show brings Salem the closest experience to a comedy show in the mid valley.
Andre Paradise hosted shows here in 2010-11