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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT COMEDY

Experienced improv actors for Jerome Cleary's All-You-Can-Eat Comedy, Wednesdays, Luna Park, booked in advance. Send pix, resumé, and demo to 8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 215, W. Hollywood, CA 90046. For information, call (310) 726-4444.

APACHE

Comedians, novelty acts, comic drag queens for The Becky Show, once a month, booked in advance. 11608 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For information, call Jason at (818) 558-1838.

THE BACKSTAGE

Singers for Karaoke Show, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. 10400 Culver Blvd., Culver City. For information, call (310) 839-3892.

BITS + PIECES

All performers for Bits + Pieces, a new works variety show, 2nd Sunday, booked in advance, solo acts five-minute time limit, group acts seven-minute time limit. Written submissions only to bang., 457 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036, attn: bits + pieces.

CABARET CAFE

Comedians and musicians for Cabaret Café, booked in advance. Send promo pack including pix, resumé, demo, and description of act to The Jewel Box Theatre Center, 1951-1959 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90068, Attn: Café Coordinator.

CBS STUDIO CENTER

Comedians, comedy actors, improv groups for Bill Margolin's Open Mic Night, last Wednesday of the month, 6-11 p.m., audition in advance. 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. For information, call (888) 228-3866.

CELEBRITY NIGHT

Singers for Skip E. Lowe's Celebrity Night, Mondays, 8 p.m., audition in advance, accompanist provided. Caffé Roma, 350 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills. For information, call (323) 656-6461.

CINEGRILL

Singers for Open Mic, with accompanist Michael Orland, Mondays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7 p.m. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 466-7000.

COBALT CAFE

All performers for Open Mike Night, Mondays, 9 p.m., sign up at 7 p.m. 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. For information, call (818) 348-3789.

COFFEE JUNCTION

Original, acoustic, new age, jazz, folk, blues bands for Open Mike Sundays, 3-5 p.m., sign up at 2:30 p.m. 19221 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For information, call (818) 342-3405.

COMEDY EXPRESS

Standup comedians for Comedy Express, Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m., Luna Park, W. Hollywood. Send pix, resumé, and demo tape to 8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 215, W. Hollywood, CA 90046. For information, call (310) 726-4444.

THE COMEDY STORE

All performers for Potluck Night, Sundays, 7 p.m., sign up at 6 p.m. for following week's show, three-minute time limit. Original Room, 8433 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. For information, call (323) 656-6225.

THE COMEDY STORE'S

BELLY ROOM

Self-contained acts, improv sketch troupes, playlets for S. Rachel Lovey's Showcase, Fridays, 8 and 11 p.m., 45-minute time limit, booked in advance. There is possible pay. 8433 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. For information, call (213) 389-4140.

COMMON GROUNDS

Guitarists, vocalists for Open Mike Night with Scott Edwards, Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m., sign up at 8 p.m. 9250 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. For information, call (818) 882-3666.

DRESDEN ROOM

Singers for Open Mike Night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. 1760 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 665-4294.

FAIRFAX FOLLIES

Acts for senior audiences for Hy Pyke's Fairfax Follies, Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m. Fairfax Senior Center, 7929 Melrose Ave., L.A. For information, call (323) 653-1824.

GOODFELLAS RESTAURANT

Singers for Rat Pack Lounge Lizard Night, a live piano open mike hosted by Dave Damiani, Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. 7455 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood. For information, e-mail randomlounge@ aol.com.

HIGHLAND GROUNDS

Singers, comedians, musicians, poets for Open Minds, Wednesdays, sign up at 7 p.m., $2 cover. 742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 466-1507.

HOLLYWOOD IMPROV

Comedians for Open Mic at Area 51, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 8156 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. For information and/or to submit video submission, call (323) 651-2583, ext. 144.

THE ICEHOUSE

Comedians for Open Mike Night, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 4 p.m. 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. For information, call (626) 577-1894.

IMPROV OLYMPIC

Writers, comedians, poets, musicians for The Extravaganza, hosted by Laura Krafft, Sundays, 9 p.m., sign up a week in advance, five-minute time limit. 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 962-7560.

JAVA JIVE

Comedians for Wednesdays, Fridays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m., six-minute time limit; poets, spoken word artists for Blah Blah, first and third Thursdays, 7 p.m. 11282 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For information, call Mario at (818) 980-7272.

JENNIFER'S COFFEE

CONNECTION

Comedians for Open Mike, Thursdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7 p.m.; singer/songwriters for Open Mike, Saturdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7 p.m. 4397D Tujunga Ave., Studio City. For information, call Mario at (818) 769-3622.

L.A. CABARET COMEDY CLUB

Standup comedians for Cable Ready Comics, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., booked in advance, eight- to ten-minute time limit, 17271 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For information call Lauren at (323) 938-3130.

THE LAUGH FACTORY

All performers for Open Mike Night, Tuesdays, 8-9:15 p.m., sign up at 6 p.m., first 20 people, three-minute time limit. 8001 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood. For information, call (323) 656-1336.

THE LAUGH LOUNGE

Comedians for The Laugh Lounge, a showcase, Tues.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., booked in advance. Amagi, 6114 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. For information and/or to book Thurs. show call (323) 664-2499, all others call (310) 296-1215.

LIMELIGHT

Professional and amatuer singers for Limelight hosted by comic Amy Buchwald, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Miceli's, 1646 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood. For information, call Amy at (213) 212-3415.

LUNARIA

Cabaret acts for future booking, Mondays, send promo pack to Bernard, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., CA 90025. For information, call (310) 282-8870.

MARCELLO'S

Opera, standards, and Broadway singers for Open Mike, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 7:30-11 p.m. 10825 Oxnard St., N. Hollywood. For information, call (818) 505-0071.

MASQUERS CABARET

Standup comedians for Masquers Comedy Showcase, Tuesdays, 9:15 p.m., booked in advance, ten-minute time limit. 8334 W. 3rd St., W. Hollywood. For information, call Mark at (323) 769-5407.

MICELI'S

Standup comedians for Harriet Rose's Comedy Showcase, Fridays. Miceli's 1646 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood. For information, call (626) 355-9357, Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

MIXED NUTS COMEDY CLUB

Comedians for showcase, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., booked in advance. 5040 W. Pico Blvd., Hollywood. For information call Max Nelson, weekends only, at (323) 578-5221.

MUST SEE COMEDY

Standup comedians, variety acts, improv groups, for Must See Comedy, Thursdays, The Ice House Annex. For information, call Julie at (626) 798-9577, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m or e-mail roquejullie @earthlink.net.

NIGHT OF 2001 STARS

Singers for Night of 2001 Stars, hosted by Pianist Professor J, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. The Bistro of Santa Monica, 2301 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. For information, call (310) 772-8159.

NOVEL CAFE

All performers for Open Mike Night, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:45 p.m., eight- to ten-minute time limit; comedians, Mondays, 8 p.m. 212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica. For information, call (310) 396-8566.

OASIS

All performers for Open Mike Night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., sign up at 8:30 p.m. 11916 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For information, call (818) 980-4811.

PEDRO'S GRILL

Comedic sketch ensembles, actor/writers, standup comedians for Powerful Feeling, Tuesdays, 1739 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Send pix & two-page sample comedy sketch to David Mandel, 660 S. Cochran Ave., #206, L.A., CA 90036. For information, call (323) 463-7523.

PUTTING ON THE DOG

Two-person scenes for Putting on the Dog, a comedy showcase, The Next Stage, ten-minute time limit. Send pix & brief synopsis to Barry Carver, 5813 Bowcroft, Ste. 2, L.A., CA 90016.

ROXY

Bands, all styles, for future booking. There is possible pay. Send demo tape to Nikki Sweet, 9009 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA 90069. For information, call (310) 278-9457.

RUSSIAN ROULETTE

All performers for Showcase, Fridays, Saturdays. There is pay. Send pix & resumé to Milena Albert, Russian Roulette, 11442 Viking Ave., Northridge, CA 91326. For information, call (310) 553-5800.

SACRED GROUNDS

COFFEEHOUSE

All performers for Open Mike Night, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., sign-up starts preceding Thursdays, 15-minute time limit; jazz, blues, reggae, alternative, folk, pop bands, comedy acts for future booking. 399 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731. For information, call (310) 514-0800.

SPLAT

Standup comedians for Splat, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Improv Underground, 320 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. For information, call (818) 754-1394.

SUNDAY IMAGES

Actors, performance artists, short plays, 25-minute time limit, for Sunday Images, a variety show, Sundays, 3 p.m. Send pix & resumé or demo to Talawah Prods., 6230 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 85, L.A., CA 90048.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE

Singers, comedians, improv groups, magicians, self-contained variety acts for Thursday Night Live, Thursdays, audition in advance, some pay. L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre, Sherman Oaks. For information and/or to schedule an audition appt., call (818) 347-5099.

TEN TOPS

All performers for Ten Tops, last Monday of the month, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m., $3 cover, free for performers, seven-minute time limit. Sacred Fools Theatre, 660 N. Heliotrope, Hollywood. For information, call (310) 281-8337 or see www.sacredfools.org.

TONY MACK'S SWINGIN' L.A.

Variety acts for Tony Mack's Swingin' L.A., Saturdays. There is pay. Miceli's Basement Cabaret, 1646 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood. For information, call (818) 829-0058.

TROUBADOUR

Bands, all styles, for future booking. There is possible pay. Send resumé and audio cassette to 9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 101, W. Hollywood, CA 90069.

TSUNAMI

Power rock singers, belters, exceptional tap dancers, teams, or quartets, Savion Glover or Gregory Hines style, for Bob Lorsch Hidden Talent Revue, Tuesdays. 242 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills. For information, call Herb Tepper at (310) 887-0668, ext. 127.

UNCLE CLYDE'S

COMEDY CONTEST

Standup comedians for Uncle Clyde's Comedy Contest, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., cash prize, $5 cover. Auditions first and third Saturdays, 6 p.m. Prepare a three-minute routine. Gitana, 260 E. Magnolia, Burbank. For information, call (818) 754-2663 or access www.comedycasting.net.

UNIVERSAL BAR AND GRILL

Comedians for Max Nelson Showcase, Mondays, 8 p.m., booked in advance. 4093 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood. For information call Max Nelson, weekends only, at (323) 578-5221.

THE UN-URBAN

All performers for Open Mike Night, Fridays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m.; rock, acoustic, jazz, country/ western, world beat, unplugged blues bands for future booking; comedians Thursdays, 7 p.m.; and poetry open mike Sundays, 8 p.m. 3301 W. Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. For information, call (310) 315-0056.

WESTWOOD BREWING CO.

Comedians, musicians, and spoken word artists for Open Mike Show, Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m., sign up at 9 p.m. (lottery). 1097 Glendon Ave., Westwood. For information, call Jaime at (562) 438-5027.

ZOO STATION

Variety acts, comedy skits, standups for Zoo Station's Variety Show, Fridays, 8-9 p.m. Auditions 4-6 p.m. Prepare a three to- five-minute routine. 705 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. For information, call (310) 372-9705, ext. 13.

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