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A Survey of clubs, theatres, and other venues that are "open" to unsolicited comedy acts in varying degrees. Most allow performers to sign up on the night of Performances.

Note: Some Clubs have a cover charge or drink minimum, or require comedians to bring a certain number of guests. Also, open mike nights are often ephemeral and get bumped and shifted around frequently, so it's wise to call for more details before you show up.

MONDAYS

BABE & RICKY'S INN

Blues performers for Babe & Ricky's Inn, Mondays, 9 p.m. 4339 Leimert Blvd., Leimert Park. For information, call (323) 295-9112

CAFE ROMA

Singers and comedians for Open Mike, Mondays, 9 p.m. sign up at 8 p.m.350 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, L.A. For information call Skip E. Lowe at (323) 656-6461 or access www.skipelowe.com.

CROOKED BAR

Open mike, musicians, Mondays, 7 p.m., sign up at 6:30 p.m., comedians, 10 p.m., sign up at 9. Eastward tip of the Sunset Strip.

HA HA CAFE

Comedians for Open Mike, nightly, 6 p.m., sign up at 5 p.m. 5010 Lankershim Blvd., Hollywood. For information (818) 508-4995.

JAVA JIVE

Script readings by appt. only, Mon., 7 p.m., and Sat., 12-noon-5 p.m., 11282 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For information, call Sherre at (818) 774-9880 or e-mail sitcomworkshop@aol.com.

KULAK'S WOODSHED

Open mike for Kulak's Woodshed, Mondays, sign up 7:00 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd., N. Hollywood. For information, call (818) 766-9913.

MOLLY MALONE'S

Musicians, non-musicians open mike hosted by Sean Howard for Molly Malone's, Mondays, sign up at 8 p.m., $2 cover for musicians, $3 cover for non-musicians, 575 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A.

RAINBOW BAR AND GRILL

Musicians for Open Mike Night, Mondays, sign up 7:30 p.m., $2 cover, Westend of Sunset Strip adjacent to Roxy Theatre. For information, call (310) 278-4232.

TUESDAYS

COBALT CAFE

All performers for Open Mike Night, Tues., 7 p.m., sign up at 6 p.m. 22047 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. For information, call (818) 348-3789.

DRESDEN RESTAURANT

Singers for Open Mike Night, Tuesdays, 9 p.m., 21+, 1760 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 665-4294.

HALLENBECK'S GENERAL STORE

Open mike, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., sign up at no later than 7:45 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. 5510 Cahuenga Blvd., N. Hollywood. For information, call (818) 985-5916.

WEDNESDAYS

BLISS ART HOUSE CAFE

All performers for Open Mike, 7:30 p.m., sign up at 7:15 p.m. 1249 N. Vine St., Hollywood. For information (323) 962-2986.

CBS STUDIO CENTER

Comedians, comedy actors, improv groups for Bill Margolin's Open Mic Night, last Wednesday of the month, 8 p.m. sign up at 7:30 p.m. 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. For information, call (888) 228-3866.

COCONUT TEAZER

All performers for Open Mike, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., sign up at 6:30 p.m.8117 W. Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood. For information (323) 654-4773.

COMMON GROUNDS

Guitarists, vocalists for Open Mike Night with Scott Edwards, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7 p.m. 9250 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. For information, call (818) 882-3666.

HIGHLAND GROUNDS

Singers, comedians, musicians, poets for Open Minds, Wednesdays., 7:45 p.m (picked on lottery basis), $3 cover, one drink minimum. 742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. For information, call (323) 466-1507.

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.

TAIX LOUNGE

Open mike hosted by "Johnny Fargo," for Taix Lounge, Wednesdays, sign up at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m., 1911 W. Sunset, Echo Park. For information, call (213) 484-1265.

TSUNAMI

Open mike for Tsunami, Wednesdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:45 p.m. 4019 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake. For information, call (323) 661-7771.

THURSDAYS

THE BACKSTAGE

Singers for Karaoke Show, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. 10400 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Two drink minimum. 21+ only. For information, call (310) 839-3892.

JENNIFER'S COFFEE CONNECTION

Comedians for Open Mike, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., sign up at 5:30 p.m.; singer/songwriters for Open Mike, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., sign up at 5:30 p.m. 4397 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. For information, call Mario at (818) 769-3622.

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 sign-up.; and poetry open mike Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 3301 W. Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. For information, call (310) 315-0056.

FRIDAYS

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.

THE NILE RIVER COFFEE HOUSE & LOUNGE

All performers for Open Mike, Fridays, 8 p.m. 5819 Pico Blvd., L.A. For information (323) 525-0315.

180 DEGREES ESPRESSO CAFE

Christian-oriented musicians or comic for 180 Degrees Espresso Cafe, 1st Sat. of every month, sign up at 7-8 p.m. 11000 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For information, call (818) 761-1890.

THE FRET HOUSE

Open mike for The Fret House, first Saturday of every month, 8 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m. 309 N. Citrus, Covina. For information, call (626) 339-7020.

THE ICEHOUSE

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

CANTER'S KIBITZ ROOM

Open mike for Canter's Kibitz Room, Sundays, 8:30 p.m., 419 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. For information, call (323) 651-2030

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., and Thurs., 8-10 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m. 19221 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For information, call (818) 342-3405.

THE COMEDY STORE

All performers for Potluck Night, Sundays, 7-9 p.m., sign up at 1 p.m. for following week's show, three-minute time limit. Original Room, 8433 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. For information, call (323) 656-6225.

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.

MCCABE'S

Open Mike for McCabe's, first Sunday of every month, 7p.m., sign up at 6 p.m.

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