Club talent notices are open to union and non-union performers as they do not fall under union jurisdiction.
STAND-UP COMICS, WEST END
Open mike every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8PM. No cover, no minimum, no paying customers required. $3 charge to perform. Beginning comics and their friends welcomed. No pay, but future paid bookings possible. West End is located at 2911 Broadway (between 113 and 114 Sts.), NYC. Call Mitchell Curtis at (718) 945-6917.
DON'T TELL MAMA
Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46 St., NYC, is auditioning self-contained cabaret acts, 50 to 60 minutes. Interested performers should call Sidney Myer at (212) 265-0001. Pay is percentage of cover.
Landmark cabaret, Upstairs at Rose's Turn, located at 55 Grove St., NYC, is auditioning self-contained cabaret acts, 50-60 minutes. Also seeking comics for variety shows. Call Collette Black at (212) 366-9658 for information and appointment. Pay is percentage of cover.
COMICS, IMPROV-ERS, & SKETCH
Stand-Up NY, 236 W. 78 St., NYC, is seeking new comics for pre-shows. No charge to perform, but must bring three full-paying customers. Ten-minute set. Best of comics will appear on Stand-Up NY's new cable show. Also seeking improv and sketch comedy groups for bookings. Videotaping available. Contact Tim Davis at (212) 595-0850. Also seeking contestants for funniest gay or lesbian comic and comics with "Star Trek" material for "Funniest Trekkie Contest."
Duplex Cabaret has a new booking policy. Newly renovated, with 70 seats, this cabaret is available for immediate bookings of all types of shows/entertainment. Free graphic layout and audiotaping for booked performers. $50 fee per show. Performer gets the rest of the cover. Call (212) 989-3015, Monday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM.
CATCH A RISING STAR
Catch a Rising Star, 253 W. 28 St., NYC, is now booking late summer and early fall spots for comedians and comedy variety acts on its Monday night Prime Time New Talent Showcase Series. Comedians get 10-12 minutes of performance time. Videotaping is available. Industry professionals are admitted at no cover and no minimum. Shows feature guest appearances by comedy headliners. Comedians must bring at least 12 full-paying customers. For more information, call Paul at (212) 769-0888, Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM. This is not an open mike.
SINGERS SEARCH, WEDNESDAYS
7/10 (and every Wednesday) from 8:30-11PM (sign-in at 8:15PM) at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, corner of 50th St. & 10th Ave., NYC.
Talent search for singers, all styles. Career opportunities for paid bookings at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, Atlantic City, and chance to be seen and submitted to record companies, "Late Show With David Letterman," and other TV shows. Open mike auditions for bookings, as well as for $500 sing-off (optional), will be held every Wednesday from 8:30-11PM (sign-in starts at 8:15PM) at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, corner of 50th St. & 10th Ave., NYC. Perform one song; accompanist provided or bring tracks. Pop, Broadway, jazz, all styles. Opportunity to sing on Shepard's TV show. Their singing discoveries have performed on Joe Franklin (TV Channel 9), and CBS and NBC TV shows since 1982. Auditions are held by producers Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan. No music fee. Food or beverage $4 minimum. Pay according to admissions and tickets sold if booked. Professional video available for purchase. No calls necessary. Contact is Bill Shepard, talent booker and entertainment director, (212) 874-7956. (Do not call club.) (Cafe 44 has been sold and has changed its entertainment f