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The following is a list of various comedy clubs throughout the United States. Some may have open mike nights, while others may only book established comedians through talent bookers. Comedy clubs change their locations and schedules frequently so it is best to call before planning to perform.


Comedy Club at the Stardome

1818 Data Drive

Hoover, AL 35244

(205) 444-0008


Contact/Bookers: Bruce Ayers, Dena Dow.

Open mike takes place every other Saturday night, 8-10pm.

Call for schedule information at above number. Full time comedy club since 1983.


Cobalt Café

22047 Sherman Way

Canoga Park, CA 91303

(818) 348-3789


Open mike takes place Tuesday nights, 7pm; sign up is at 6pm.

Comedy & Magic Club/

Lounge at the Beach

1018 Hermosa Avenue

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

(310) 372-1193


No open mike night. To be considered to perform, send demo to above address,

Att: Talent Coordinator.

The Comedy Store

8433 Sunset Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 650-6268


Sunday is Potluck Night, where you can try your hand at being a stand-up comedian from 7-9pm in The Original Room. Must be booked one week in advance. There is a 3 minute time limit. Call above telephone number for additional information. Features comedians seven nights a week (20 different comedians) in three separate rooms - "The Belly Room," "The Main Room," and "The Original Room."

The Comedy Store

916 Pearl Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 454-9176


Contact/Booker: Leah Werth. Since 1976, The Comedy Store La Jolla has been the only all-comedy nightclub in San Diego. Open mike is Sundays. Comedians can perform for 3-10 minutes. Sign-up is 5:45-6pm. Comedians must bring at least two guests. Pauly Shore, Jim Carrey and David Letterman are among the many that have performed here.

Ha Ha Cafe

5010 Lankershim Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 508-4995


Open mike is nightly at 6pm; sign up at 5pm.

The Ice House

24 North Mentor Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 577-1894


Booker: Elaine Tallas Cardone. Does not have an open mike night. Features structured 3-act show with opener and middle headliner. Since 1960, the oldest existing comedy club has launched the careers of Pat Paulsen to Tim Allen. There are open auditions every second Saturday of every month at 4pm.

The Improv at Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum

71 Fortune Drive, Suite 841

Irvine, CA 92718

(949) 854-5455


Open mike takes place Tuesdays, 8:30-10pm. Sign-up is several weeks in advance.

IO West

6366 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(323) 962-7560


L.A. Connection Comedy

13442 Ventura Blvd.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 710-1320


Singers, comedians, improv groups, magicians, self-contained variety acts for Thursday Night Live. Auditions are in advance. Some pay involved. For information and/or to schedule an audition appt., call (818) 784-1868. Also conducts weekly auditions for comedy improv repertory group. Att: Kent.


432 North Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 852-1073


Mondays is open mike night. Refer to website for additional information.

The Laugh Factory

8001 Sunset Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90046

(323) 656-1336, ext. 1


Open mike is every Tuesday, 8pm. Sign-up is for the first 15 people on line only. Comedians can perform for 3 minutes. Home of the original Latino night (Mondays); and Chocolate Sundays (Sundays Urbanites).

Masquer's Cabaret

8334 West 3rd Street

West Hollywood, CA 90048

(323) 653-4848


Comedians, improv & sketch performers, singers, musicians, performance artists for Masquers Showcase. Bookings are in advance. Send pix, resume, and demo to above address.

Mixed Nuts Comedy Club

4000 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

(323) 735-6622


The club booker requires you bring people if you want to perform. Call above number for additional information.

Ontario Improv

4555 Mills Circle

Ontario, CA 91764

(909) 484-5411

(323) 651-2583


Sacred Grounds Coffee House

468 West 6th Street

San Pedro, CA 90731

(310) 514-0800


Open mike is Wednesday nights, 8-11pm. Sign-up takes place a week in advance.

Talent Booker: Dave Lynch.

Un Urban Coffeehouse

3301 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 315-0056

Open mike night is Thursdays. Sign-up takes place before 9pm. Call above phone number for further information.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

5919 Franklin Avenue

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 908-8702

Uncle Clyde's Comedy Contest

Standup comedians for Uncle Clyde's Comedy Contest, Saturdays, 7:30pm. There is a cash prize and $7 cover charge. Auditions take place every other Friday at 8pm. Prepare a three-minute routine. Ice House, 24 North Mentor, Pasadena, CA. For information, call (818) 754-2663 or access www.comedycastingcom.

Westwood Brewing Company

1097 Glendon Avenue

Westwood Village, CA 90024

(310) 209-2739

Comedy shows on Mondays and Thursdays. Call for further details.


Loonees Comedy Center

1305 North Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

(719) 591-0707


(719) 591-8484


Booker: Larry Lee. Workshops are Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm.

Comedy Works

1226 15th Street

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 595-3637


Booker: Wende Curtis. Tuesday night is open mike night. Aspiring comedians may perform for 5 minutes.

Wits End Comedy Club

8861 Harlan Street

Westminster, CO 80031

(303) 430-4242


No open mike night. Talent is booked through club owner, Don Walter, available Wednesdays-Sundays at above number.


City Steam Brewery Café

and Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club

942 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103

(860) 525-1600

Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday. Booker: John Schuler at (203) 366-0867.


Improv Comedy Club - Palm Beach

550 South Rosemary Avenue, #250

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 833-1812


Talent Bookers: Renee Harte, Andrew Dorfman.

Open mike will be established shortly.

Improv Paradise Live

5700 Seminole Way

Hollywood, FL 33314

(954) 981-5653


Open mike is on Wednesday evenings with a 5-minute time limit. Comedy School available.

Contact Person: Ramon. Bookers: Joel Bachkoff and Rene' Harte.

Miami Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

3390 Mary Street, Suite 182

Miami, FL 33133

(305) 441-8200


Open mike is Wednesday evenings, 8:30-10pm. There is a 5 minute time limit. Owner: Joel Bachkoff.



280 Hilderbrand Drive

Atlanta, GA 30328

(404) 252-5233



Funny Bone Comedy Club

405 South 8th Street, #200

Boise, ID 83702

(208) 331-2663

Open mike is every Tuesday. Aspiring comedians make perform for 6-8 minutes. Booker: Pat Mac.


The Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club

10345 South Central Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

(708) 499-2969

Longest running comedy show in the mid-west - 30 years in June 2007. Open mike is Wednesday. Booker: Bill Brady.

Comedy Sportz

Chicago Center for the Performing Arts

777 North Green Street

Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 733-6000


No open mike, but there are Improv ensemble performances. The company offers an 8-week course in improv at various times during the year. Enrollment is in January. Comedy Sportz contact: Stephanie Dewaegeneer. Class contact: David Montgomery.

Comedy Comedy

Walter Payton's Roundhouse

Route 25

205 North Broadway

Aurora, IL 60505

(630) 906-2277


The I.O. Theater Chicago

3541 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 880-0199


Contact/Booker: Charna Halpern at above number.

(See also listing for IO West under California)

Jukebox Comedy Club

3527 West Farmington Road

Peoria, IL 61604

(309) 673-5853



15750 Harlem Street, Suite 1

Orland Park, IL 60462

(708) 444-0234

Open mike is Thursdays, 8pm. Aspiring comedians may perform for 10 minutes. National headline comedians Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm & 10:30pm. Booker/Owner: Ken Stevens.

The Second City

1616 North Wells Street

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 337-3992


Second City is a comedy theatre specializing in social and political satire. Second City offers a training center which can be reached at (312) 664-3959. The next session is scheduled for the beginning of the year. For additional information refer to the above website. There are no open mikes or talent booker.

Zanies at Chicago

1548 North Wells Street

Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 337-4027


Talent Booker: Bert Haas. No open mike.

Zanies at Vernon Hill

230 Hawthorn Village Commons

Vernon Hill, IL 60661

(847) 549-6030


Talent Booker: Bert Haas. No open mike.


One-Liners Comedy Club

50 Airport Parkway

Greenwood, IN 46143

(317) 889-5233


Booker/Owner: Dave Wilson. No open mike.


Penguin's Comedy Club

209 1st Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 362-8133


Open mike night is the last Thursday of every month from 8-10:30pm. Call for information. Talent Booker: Jeff Johnson (319) 365-3429.

Funny Bone Comedy Club

8529 Hickman Road

Urbanville, IA 50322

(515) 270-2100

Open mike night is first Monday of each month. Talent Booker: Paul Lane.


The Looney Bin

6140 East 21st Street

Wichita, KS 67208

(316) 618-4242


Open mike is the first Wednesday of every month. Sign-up time is 7:15pm. Talent Booker: Jeff Jones.

Stanford & Sons

10635 Floyd Avenue

Overland Park, KS 66212-2548

(913) 385-FUNN

Contact/Talent Booker: Craig Glazer. Call for open mike information. Stanford at Legends in Kansas City, Kansas opens in June 2007.


Comedy Caraven

Mid City Mall

1250 Bardstown Road

Louisville, KY 40204

(502) 459-0022


Open mike night is Thursday. Booker: Tom. Aspiring comedians may perform for 7 minutes.


Funny Bone Comedy Club

4715 Bennington Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 928-9996

Booker: Rich Miller, RCM Entertainment (612) 331-4360. No open mike night.


Comedy Factory

36 Light Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 547-7798


Talent Booker: Chip Cucchiella. No open mike night.


Brass Rail

90 Point Grove Road

Southwick, MA 01077

(413) 569-1203


Talent Booker: Roger Paul,

(212) 262-0008.

Comedy Connection

245 Quincy Market Building

Boston, MA 02019

(617) 248-9700


Booker (for open mike night): Ryan Cott. Booker (headliner talent): Bill Blumenreich. Open mike night is Mondays, 8pm.

Louie B's

101 Point Grove Road

Southwick, MA 01077

(413) 569-3466


No open mike night. Booker: Roger Paul at (212) 262-0008.


Acme Comedy/Sticks Restaurant

708 North 1st Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 338-6393


Open mike night is Mondays, 8pm. Sign up is 6:30 at bar. Talent Booker: Louis.


Funny Bone Comedy Club

614 Westport Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63146

(314) 469-6692


Talent Booker: Dave Carlow at 726-5075. Tuesdays, 8pm is open mike night. Sign-up: Wednesdays-Mondays.


Funny Bone Comedy Club

17305 Davenport Street, Suite 201

Omaha, NE 68118

(402) 493-8036


Talent Booker: Colleen Quinn at

(402) 596-7086. Open mikes vary. Call for information.


The Comedy Stop

3801 Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89109

(702) 739-2358


Booker: Robert Kephart, producer. No open mike.


Bananas Comedy Club

Holiday Inn

283 Rte. 17 South

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

(201) 727-1090


Friday and Saturday performances. No open mike. Established performers only. Booker: Roger Paul

(212) 262-0008

(Paul's direct line)

Calaloo Cafe

190 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 993-1100


Saturday performances. No open mike. Booker: Gary Grant Talent Assocs., Inc. (516) 944-7547

Comedy Cabaret

Clarion Hotel

1450 Route 70 East

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

(856) 866-5653


Friday and Saturday performances. Booker: Carol Connelly.

(215) 322-6642

Hathaway's Comedy Room

36 Broad Street

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 927-1574


Monthly event comedy showcase and open mike night, featuring numerous stand-up comedians. First Saturday of every month. Sign up at 11pm or call ahead at (973) 927-1574. Booker and MC: Mickey Loesch.


501 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 744-3711


Contact: Jason.


2349 East Route 70

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

(856) 662-9200


Contact: Jason.

Stress Factory

90 Church Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

(732) 545-4242


Performances Wednesday-Sunday. Wednesday is open mike. Booker: Vinnie Brand



Ars Nova Theatre

511 West 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 977-1700

Ticket Vendor:

(212) 868-4444

Bookers: John Steingart, Jason Eagan. Also, first Monday of each month, Broadway Spotlight Series. Booker: Gordon Greenberg.

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery

New York, NY 10012

(212) 614-0505



Monday is open mike at 10 pm (sign-up at 9:30 pm).

Booker: Bob Holman.

Broadway Comedy Club

318 West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 757-2323


No open mike.

Carolines Comedy Club

1626 Broadway

(between 49th and 50th Streets)

New York, NY 10019

(212) 757-4100 (reservations)


Performances all week. Booker: Louis Faranda.

For new talent night, send tapes Attn: Bryan Kennedy. Call above phone number for information on other events.

Chicago City Limits

318 West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10021

(212) 888-5233

Collective Unconscious

279 Church Street

New York, NY 10013

(212) 254-5277


Comedy Cellar

117 MacDougal Street

New York, NY 10012

(212) 254-3480

Comedy Village

82 West 3rd Street

New York, NY 10012

(212) 477-0130


Contact for booking.

Comic Strip Live

1568 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10028

(212) 861-9386


Performances all week. Featured performers rest of week.


353 West 14th Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 524-2500


1118 First Avenue

(1st Avenue & 61st Street)

New York, NY 10021

(212) 593-1650


Performances all week year-round. Established performers only. One of the oldest comedy clubs in the U.S. Booker: Linda Rohe.


245 West 54th Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 307-9797


Open mike is Mondays, 8pm.

Don't Tell Mama

343 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036

(212) 757-0788 (reservations)

(212) 265-0001 (booking office)

Self-contained acts only. No open mike for comedians. Presents acts booked by independent producers who have evenings of stand-up comedy, comedy shows, and 60-minute acts only. Don't Tell Mama itself does not book acts or individual spots. To be considered for a comedy showcase, submit videos to Ron Poole, c/o "Don't Tell Mama."

Downeast Arts Center

203 Avenue A

New York, NY 10009

(212) 228-2886

Wednesday night is open mike night. Sign-up is 7:45. Rev. Jen's Anti-Slam!

The Duplex

61 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

Books one-hour-long sets and group acts. Call Poppi Kramer for "Suddenly Comic" event on Wed., downstairs. No open mike. Booker: Phil Geoffrey Bond. (10am-5pm; cabaret bookings only). Booker: Poppi Kramer (Wednesday event)

Gladys' Comedy Room

at the Comic Strip

1568 2nd Avenue

New York, NY 10028

(212) 832-1762

(212) 861-9386

(917) 570-5613

Has 2-3 open mike nights. Phone for interviews, coaching and feedback.

Gotham City Improv

48 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10011

(917) 558-3549

Gotham Comedy Club

208 23rd Street

(between 7th & 8th Avenue)

New York, NY 10010

(212) 367-9000

Performances all week. Friday and Saturday - "Early Show" at 6:30pm. Booking: Jessica, (212) 946-5288

Send tapes to Attn: Booking Dept. Also presents show "Girls, Girls, Girls." Booker: Jessica

HA! Comedy Club

163 West 46th Street

New York, NY 10036

(212) 977-3884

Performances all week, 6:30pm-12:30am; also 1:15 am show on weekends. Tuesday - open mike, 5pm. Contact: Francisco Adorando.

The Improv

318 West 53rd Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 757-2323

Performances Sunday-Saturday. New talent on Saturday at 7pm.

Booker: Al Martin.

Joe's Pub

The Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10003

(212) 539-8770 (gen. info.)


Performances all week. Established performers only. No open mike. Contact: Bill Bragin,

(212) 539-8500.

The Laugh Factory New York

303 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

(212) 586-7829


Also has Los Angeles club. Established performers and new talent. Planning to have open mike soon. Booker: Jamie Masada

Laugh Lounge NYC

151 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 614-2500


Open mike is Mondays at 6:30pm. Professional shows are Tuesday-Sundays with new talent (pre-shows, Friday & Saturday). New Talent Booker: Becky Donahue. Professional Talent Booker: Dellah.

Magnet Theater

254 West 29th Street

New York, NY 10001

(212) 244-8824


Classes and shows.

Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction

34 Avenue A (at 3rd Street)

New York, NY 10009

(212) 777-5660

National Comedy Theater

347 West 36th Street

New York, NY 10018

(212) 629-5202


No open mike.

New York Comedy Club

241 East 24th Street

New York, NY 10010

(212) 696-LAFF

Performances all week. Saturday - new talent at 8pm. Sunday - open mike 9pm. Ask for schedule. Booker: Bill Michaels (212) 501-2989.

Parkside Lounge

317 East Houston Street

New York, NY 10002

(212) 673-6270


Individual shows and individual bookers.

People's Improv Theatre

154 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 563-7488


Has own company that performs. Also established performers. Artistic Director: Alex Zalben.

Classes. Shows seven days a week.

Rabbit at Revival

129 East 15th Street

New York, NY 10003

(212) 253-8061

The Red Room Theatre

85 East 4th Street

New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-6088


Books sketch comedy & improv. Also is a rental space. Bookers: Erez Ziv, Morgan Lindsey-Tachco. Space run by Horse Trade Theater Group.

Rififi/Cinema Classics

332 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10003

(212) 677-1027


No open mike.

Sal's Comedy Hole

89 McDougal Street

New York, NY 10012

(917) 544-2013


Contact: Sal Froio.

Stand-Up NY

236 West 78th Street

New York, NY 10024

(212) 595-0850


Open mikes are Wednesday at 5:30pm and Sundays, 6:00pm.

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

307 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 366-9176


Sketch comedy and improv. Features the Upright Citizens Brigade. For more info., call above telephone number.

Underground Lounge

955 West End Avenue

New York, NY 10025

(212) 531-4759

Open Mike is every Mondays, 8pm and Thursdays, 10pm, hosted by Geoff Kole.

Under St. Marks

94 St. Marks Place

New York, NY 10009

(212) 777-6088


Books sketch comedy & improv. Also is a rental space. Bookers: Erez Ziv, Morgan Lindsey-Tachco. Space run by Horse Trade Theater Group.

Upstairs at Rose's Turn

55 Grove Street

New York, NY 10014

(212) 366-5438


Performances all week. Downstairs open mike.

Village Lantern

167 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

(212) 260-7993


Performances all week. Monday is open mike at 6:30pm.

Westside RB's Tex-Mex

207 West 94th Street

New York, NY 10025

(212) 875-7897


Bananas Comedy Club

at Poughkeepsie

Best Western Hotel

2170 Route 9

Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

(845) 462-3333

Performances Friday and Saturdays

(no open mike). Booker: Roger Paul (212) 262-0008.


546 Route 111

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 979-7855


2797 Merrick Road

Bellmore, NY 11710

(516) 785-8655

Performances Thursday-Sunday. First Wednesday of every other month - Otto & George. First Thursday of each month - open mike.

Comedy Playhouse - Lake Ontario

103 West Main Street

Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

(315) 646-2305

Booker: Mike Kinnie.

Comedy Playhouse - Syracuse

Quality Inn

1308 Buckley Road

Syracuse, NY 13212

(315) 451-1212

Comix Café - Buffalo

3163 Eggert Road

Buffalo, NY 14150

(716) 835-4242


Comix Café - Rochester

3450 Winston Place Plaza

Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 424-5233


The Coyote Café

36 Main Street

Hamburg, NY 14075

(716) 649-1837


Daily Perks

389 Gregory Street

Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 271-2340


Wednesday, open mike night, 6-7:30pm.

Gateway to Comedy

2695 Route 112

Medford, NY 11763

(631) 654-3000

Governor's Comedy

Cabaret and Restaurant

90 Division Avenue

Levittown, NY 11756

(516) 731-3358

Performances Thursday-Sunday. Open mike once a month. Booker: James Finn.

Hairy Lemon Sports Bar

742 Middle Country Road

Selden, NY 11784

(631) 451-2386

The Lost Dog Café

106-112 South Cayuga Street

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 277-9143

McGuire's Comedy Club

1627 Smithtown Avenue

Bohemia, NY 11716

(631) 467-5413

Open mike is every other Thursday. Booker: Billy Bingo.


727 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 886-9270

Tiki Bob's

60 Brown's Race

Rochester, NY 14614

(585) 325-2430


The Funny Bone Comedy Club

145 Easton Town Center

Columbus, OH 43219

(614) 471-5653


Open 7 days a week. Monday night features a Comedy Showcase that includes local comedians, as well as professionals. Talent Booker: Dave Stroupe.


Comedy Cabaret

At the Best Western Hotel

11580 Roosevelt Blvd.

Bensalem, PA 19116

(215) 676-JOKE (5653)


Comedy Cabaret at Poco's Restaurant

625 North Main Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 345-JOKE (5653)


The Waterfront

Route 507

Tafton, PA 18464

(570) 226-7355

Open mikes usually occur every 6 weeks. Call above phone numbers for next date.


Comedy Cabana

9588 North Kings Highway

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

(843) 449-HAHA (4242)


Open mike times vary. Call for information. Talent Booker: Christine Emanuel


Comedy Showcase

11460 Fuqua Street, Suite 300

Houston, TX 77089

(281) 481-1188


Talent Booker: Danny Martinez. No open mike.

Rivercenter Comedy Club

849 East Commerce, Room 893

San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 229-1420

Open mike is Fridays, 5:30-7pm. Sign-up at 5:30pm. Invitational showcases with volunteers are held on Saturdays, 3:30-5pm. On a first come, first serve basis. After midnight madness is held 12:30-2am. Talent Booker: Coastal Entertainment (718) 728-8581. Operations Manager/Contact: Jason Phelan. Comedians may perform for 10 minutes.


Zanies Comedy Night Club

2025 8th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 269-0221


Talent Booker: Brian Dorfman.


Comedy Circuit

7720 South 700 West

Midvale, UT 84047

(801) 561-7777

Talent Booker/Owner: William Spinning.

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