Have you ever been watching a comedian on TV and thought to yourself,
"I could do that"?
stop thinking about it and start doing it. Every
comedian got their start by going to an open mic night
somewhere, so if you think you have what it takes to be
the next big name in stand-up come on out and prove it by signing up for
Steve Burr's Open Mic!
everything you need to know...
next open mic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17 and spots usually
fill up quick so it's important to sign-up in advance.
You can do that by e-mailing your name and phone number
soon as your request is received, he'll e-mail you back to
let you know whether he's able to put you on the night
you asked for, if not your name will be added to the
waiting list for the next available date and you'll be
notified via e-mail when that is. Upcoming open
mic dates can be found on the schedule page.
that it's all up to you, so here's what's next...
come prepared with 5 minutes of your best
material, don't try to wing it, this
is harder than it looks.
make sure you stick to your time, this is VERY important
in the comedy business and the now is when you want to
start developing good habits. Every club has a
light that tells you when your time is almost up, when
it comes on try to wrap things up in the next 30
you'll need to be at the club by 7:00 PM for the
pre-show meeting. This is required so numbers can
be drawn to determine the order and to make sure
everybody is on the same page of the book as to how
things are going to work.
but not least, promote your appearance to family,
friends and anybody else you think might be interested
in seeing you do your thing on stage. Admission to these shows
is only $5.00 and each one features a professional
headliner to close things out so spread the
word! It's important that you do your best to
bring people because comedy without an audience isn't
comedy, it's bad poetry or something like that.
there you have it, everything you need to know to get
started on your new career!