Strut Your Stuff: LA’s Top Comedy Open Mics are Great for a Laugh!

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With the economy being what it is today, we all need a cheap laugh.  Included is a list of LA’s comedy open mics, for both amateurs and pros come try out their new material.  Feel like a laugh?  Check out these great venues at great low prices:

MONDAY

HAHA CAFÉ COMEDY CLUB
5010 Lankershim Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91610
(818) 508-4995
Sign up: 5:00 pm   Show: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5

COMEDY STORE
8433 W Sunset Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 656-6225
Sign up: 6-6:30 pm  Show: 7:00 pm

KULTURAS BOOKS (2ND Monday)
1700 Ocean Park Blvd  Santa Monica, CA
(310) 450-8707
Sign up: 6:00 pm  Show: 7:30 pm
Notes: Music & comedy open mic

CAFÉ MUSE
6547 Santa Monica Blvd  Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 464-6873
Sign up: 7:00 pm  Show: 7:30 pm
Notes: Comedy & poetry

RAINBOW BAR AND GRILL
9015 W Sunset Blvd  West Hollywood, CA 90189
(310) 278-4232
Sign up: 8:00 pm  Show: 8:30 pm
Cost: $2
Notes: Comedy & music open mic

SKINNY’S LOUNGE
4923 Lankershim Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 763-6581
Sign up: 8:00 pm  Show: 8:15 pm
Notes: Mostly booked show. Drawing for 2 open mic spots

GROUND ZERO COFFEE HOUSE
615 Child’s Way  Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 821-1484
Sign up: 9:00 pm (USC students)  Sign up: 9:20 pm (general public)
Show: 9:30 pm
Notes: Music, comedy & poetry open mic

LIQUID ZOO
7214 Sepulveda Blvd  Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 997-3818
Sign up: 9:00 pm  Show: 10:00 pm

HOLLYWOOD BILLIARDS SPORTSBAR & GRILL
5750 Hollywood Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-0115
Sign up: 7:30 pm  Show: After booked show (approx. 10 pm)
Notes: Booked show at 8:30 pm, open mic follows

SOAP BOX at WEBER’S
19312 Vanowen, Reseda CA 91335
Sign up: 6:30 pm  Show: 7 pm
Free (no cover and no minimum)
For comedians, musicians, and poets
Set length: 7 to 10 min or 2 to 3 songs
Questions: Soapboxsessions@gmail.com  spreadthesoap.com

TUESDAY

HOLLYWOOD IMPROV
8162 Melrose Ave  Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 651-2583
Sign up: 4:30 pm  Show: 5:00 pm

HAHA CAFÉ COMEDY CLUB
5010 Lankershim Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91610
(818) 508-4995
Sign up: 5:00 pm  Show: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5

LAUGH FACTORY
8001 Sunset Blvd  West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1336
Sign up: 5:00 pm (get there early)  Show: 6:00 pm

KERCKHOFF COFFEE SHOP – UCLA
Kerckhoff Hall, 2nd Floor  UCLA Campus
(310) 206-0729
Sign up: 6:30 pm  Show: 7:00 pm

AMSTERDAM CAFÉ
10905 Magnolia Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-1938
Sign up: 6:30 pm  Show: 7:00 pm
Notes: Music, comedy & poetry open mic

BLISS CAFÉ
1249 Vine St  Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 962-2986
Sign up: 6:00 pm  Show: 7:30 pm

WESTWOOD BREWCO
1097 Glendon Ave  Westwood, CA 90024
(310) 209-2739
Sign up: 8:00 pm  Show: 8:00 pm

THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE
2029 North Lake  Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 398-7917
Sign up: bohemianjoe@gmail.com, or call (626) 831-8285  Show: 8:00 pm

LA PIZZA
16904 Devonshire St  Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 366-6888
Sign up: Register at socalstandup.com  Show: 8:00 pm

HALLENBECK’S
5510 Cahuenga Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-5916
Sign up: 7:00 pm  Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $7 includes food and drink
Notes: Music & comedy

FENDER AVENUE BAR AND GRILL
2466 Fender Ave  Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 441-0777
Sign up: Booked open mic. Meet host for a spot  Show: 8:30 pm

MICHAEL’S PUB
11506 Oxnard St  North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 980-9762
Sign up: 9:00 pm  Show: 10:00 pm

EL CID’S OPEN MIC (2nd & 4th Tuesday)
4212 W Sunset Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 668-0318
Sign up: 7:30 pm  Show: 8:30 pm
Notes: Music, poetry & comedy open mic
Cost: $5

E STREET CAFE
128 W E St  Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-2038
Show: 7:30 pm
Notes: Mixed open mic

CANOGA PARK BOWL
20122 Vanowen St  Canoga Park, CA 91306
(818) 340-5140
Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Booked open mic. Email host on Friday for spot
(bookings @comicdante.com)

WEDNESDAY

HAHA CAFÉ COMEDY CLUB
5010 Lankershim Blvd  North Hollywood, CA 91610
(818) 508-4995
Sign up: 5:00 pm  Show: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5

ICE HOUSE ANNEX
Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest Auditions
24 N Mentor Ave Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 449-6542
Sign up: 6:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Blackout dates apply. Check website first.

BLISS CAFÉ
1249 Vine St Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 962-2986
Sign up: 6:30 pm

THE SPOT CAFE
4455 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 482-3490
Sign up: 7:00 pm Show: 7:00 pm
Notes: Sign up is a lottery

TSUNAMI COFFEE HOUSE
4019 W Sunset Blvd Silver Lake, CA 90029
(323) 661-7771
Sign up: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm
Cost: $3 (incl. drink)

THE PANINI GARDEN CAFÉ
2715 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-9939
Sign-up: 8:30 pm Show: 9:00 pm

THE OTHER PLACE
821 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-4469
Sign up: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm

PIG & WHISTLE BAR
6714 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 463-0000
Sign up: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Comedy & music

M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850
Sign up: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm
Notes: Lottery with about 15 names being drawn

DANNY’S VENICE
23 Windward Ave Venice, CA 90291
310-566-5610
Sign up: 8:00 pm

THURSDAY

HAHA CAFÉ COMEDY CLUB
5010 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91610
(818) 508-4995
Sign up: 5:00 pm Show: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5

THE JOKE GYM (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
Zapata Vive Mexican Restaurant
101 S. First Ave. (at Alta) Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 254-9111
Sign up: 6:30 pm Show: 7:00 pm
Notes: Website for details is thejokegym.com

COFFEE BEAN
16101 Ventura Blvd, Ste 180 Encino, CA 91436
(818) 386-0935
Sign up: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm

GYPSY DEN
125 N Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 835-8840
Sign up: 6:00 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Music, Comedy, Poetry

THE FUNNY LOUNGE
465 W 7th St San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 833-3388
Sign up: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Comedy, music & poetry. Owner scouting for paid
spot on weekend shows

THE COMIC BUG (3rd Thursday)
1807½ Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6784
Sign up: 8:00 pm Show: 8:15 pm
Notes: Free beer (21+). Free comics for first 10 people.

UNURBAN COFFEEHOUSE
3301 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 315-0056
Sign up: 9:30 pm, drawing Show: 9:30 pm

LUCKY STRIKE LANES & LOUNGE
The Block of Orange Mall
20 City Blvd West Orange, CA 92868
(714) 937-5263
Sign up: ???   Show: 8:30 pm
Notes: Open mic at 8:30 pm, main show at 9 pm

FRIDAY

THE SUNSET GRILL
7439 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-5557
Show: 6:00 pm

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATRE (last Friday)
5919 Franklin Ave Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 908-8702
Sign up: 6:00 pm Show: 6:30 pm

LULU’S BEEHIVE
13203 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 986-2233
Sign up: Email Jason at californiacomedy@gmail.com the Tuesday before Show: 6:30 pm

SILVERLAKE LOUNGE
2906 Sunset Blvd Silver Lake, CA 90026
(323) 663-9636
Sign up: 6:00 pm Show: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
free show
21+

AMSTERDAM CAFÉ
10905 Magnolia Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-1938
Sign up: 7:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
Notes: Music, comedy & poetry open mic

COFFEE HAVEN
1708 E Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-3785
Sign up: call 7 am and on to get on list  Show: 8:00 pm
Cost: $3

SATURDAY

ICE HOUSE ANNEX (1st Saturday)
24 N Mentor Ave Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 449-6542
Show: 3:00 pm
Notes: Auditions for “All-Star Variety Night”

THE SUNSET GRILL
7439 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-5557
Show: 6:00 pm

THE MONTHLY INTERVENTION (2nd & 4th Saturday)
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge
1901 W Burbank Blvd Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 842-5851
Sign up: 7:00 pm  Show: 7:30 pm

SUNDAY

COMEDY STORE
8433 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-6225
Sign up: 6:00-6:30 pm   Show: 7:00 pm

THE PALMS BAR
8572 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 652-6188
Sign up: 6:30 pm  Show: 7:00 pm

THE SUNSET GRILL
7439 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-5557
Show: 7:30 pm

iO WEST ANDY DICK THEATRE
6366 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 962-7560
Sign up: 9:45 pm
Show: 10:00 pm

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