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Comedy Open-Mike Nights
Bowery Poetry Club and Café
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Monday open-mike night at 10 p.m., sign-up at 9:30. Wednesdays are “Closed Mic” night at midnight, with sign-up at 11:30 p.m.
Broadway Comedy Club
318 W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10019
New-talent and open-mike night Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Carolines on Broadway
Linda Smith, new talent director; Patty McKeever, Louis Feranda (for other bookings)
1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
New-talent night on Mondays (two shows). The world-famous venue houses a 300-seat theater that is also a supper club.
Eric Hanson, (212) 366-4493
117 MacDougal St., New York, NY 100012
Standup, sketch, and improv. Open mike every Wednesday and Friday night at 6:30 p.m., sign-up at 6:15.
Comic Strip Live
Gladys’ Comedy Room
J.R. Razitz, email@example.com
1568 Second Ave., New York, NY 10028
Best known for its standup, Comic Strip has hosted performers such as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ray Romano. Gladys’ Legendary Comedy Room is back every Tuesday and Friday, 5:45–7:45 p.m. Call (212) 832-1762 to sign-up and for more information.
Comix Comedy Club
353 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014
Standup, sketch, and new-talent nights. Open-mike nights in are held in Ochi’s Lounge. Visit the website or call for current information.
61 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014
Bill Morgan and Tony DeCicco, owners. Piano bar, upstairs bar, cabaret, and open mike every night. Also books one-hour sets and group acts. Email booker to submit.
New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St., New York, NY 10010
Open mike Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 5 p.m. “Cringe Comics” on the weekend.
Penny’s Open Mic
Penny Pollak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10009
“Penny’s Open Mic” show every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Email for info.
The Pit—Peoples Improv Theater
154 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001
Open-mike show every Tuesday at 11 p.m., three-minute slots. “Improdome,” open improv on Wednesdays at 11 p.m.
Three of Cups Lounge
83 First Ave., New York, NY 10003
“Live in the Lounge” open-mike night Sundays at 10 p.m.
955 W. End St., New York, NY 10025
Visit website for current open-mike information.
Upright Citizens Brigade—NY
307 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Monthly “Liquid Courage” comedy night where you submit your own sketch piece and bring your own performers, three-to-five-minute piece. Program starts at midnight, sign-up begins at 10:30 p.m.
167 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012
Open mike Wednesdays at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
64 Third Ave., New York, NY 10003
Monthly open mike. See website or call for details. Also new uptown Pourhouse location at 982 Amsterdam Ave.
Bliss Art House Café
1249 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Comedy open mike Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m., sign-up at
6547 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Open mike Mondays, 7:30–8:30 p.m., sign-up is one hour before showtime.
Kerry Arnold Stephens, (562) 533-5470
1708 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Kerry Arnold Stephens hosts the weekly comedy, music, and poetry open-mike night Fridays at 8 p.m.
The Comedy Store
8433 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Standup, sketch, and improv. Sunday Potluck Night, nonpros try their hand at standup from 7 to 9 p.m. Book in advance, three-minute sets. Three main performance rooms: “The Belly Room,” “The Main Room,” and “The Original Room.”
23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291
“Venice Comedy Night” open mike every Wednesday at 8 p.m. (Please note comedy night moves to Thursdays during July and August.)
Ha Ha Café
5010 Lankershim Blvd., Hollywood, CA 91601
Standup, sketch, and improv. Open mike nightly at 6 p.m., sign-up at 5 p.m.
8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Open mike every Tuesday at 5 p.m., sign-up 4:30–4:40. Lineup determined by lottery. Three-minute sets.
6336 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Standup, sketch, and improv. Friday at midnight is an open improv jam, where anyone can play.
The Laugh Factory
8001 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
Tuesday open-mike nights. Chocolate Sundaes (urban comedy showcase), two shows: 8–9:30 and 10–11:30 p.m.
Left Coast Wine Bar
117 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205
Open mike Sundays 7:30–10:00 p.m. Comics, poets, musicians, and singers are welcome.
NuArt Cafe and Tea Temple
2741 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, CA 90814
Comedy, music, and poetry open-mike night every Sunday, 5–7 p.m.
The Other Side Café
2538 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, CA 90027
Bryan Miller hosts weekly open-mike nights. Call for schedule and more information.
Mike Giangreco, (818) 780-5525
6714 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Open mike Wednesdays in the back room at 8 p.m., sign-up at 7:30 p.m.
Rainbow Bar & Grill
Mike Giangreco, (818) 780-5525
9015 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Open mike on Mondays at 8:30 p.m., sign-up at 8.
Tia Chucha’s Cafe Cultural
13197-A Gladstone Ave., Sylmar, CA 91342
Creative venue where people are encouraged to share their thoughts, feelings, and talents. Open mike Fridays at 8 p.m.
1651 W. Temple St., Ste. A, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Multimedia comedy, music, and poetry open mike first and third Tuesday of every month, 8 p.m. Sign-up is at 7:30 p.m.
Tsunami Coffee House
4019 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Open mike Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., sign-up at 7 p.m. Comedy sets limited to five minutes.
3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Comedy, music, and poetry open mike Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Sign-up at 8 p.m.
Upright Citizens Brigade—LA
5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Standup and improv. Monthly open mike at 6:30 p.m., sign-up is at 6. Names are put in a bucket for the 10-slot draw. Five-minute sets.
1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Open mike on Mondays at 8 p.m., sign-up at 7:30 p.m.
1808 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Open mike night every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
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