Looking for laughs or wanting to check out some new talent, below is a listing of 10 places around town to see improv or open mic nights.
Brave New Workshop Late Night Improv, Fridays and Saturdays after mainstage show. Cost is FREE with admission to the mainstage performance or $5 for the improv only. The cast of the Brave New Workshop delivers 45-60 minutes of improve using only suggestions from the audience.
Acme Comedy in Minneapolis hosts open mic night every Monday, admission is FREE. The doors open for seating at 7:30 p.m. No standing room allowed.
Chris Maddoux at Grumpy’s Downtown in Minneapolis hosts the weekly Death Comedy Jam from 10 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. every Wednesday night. Guests can try material or just sit back and heckle the newbies.
The Joke Joint Comedy Club in Lilydale hosts a FREE open Mic Night every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. You will see professionals working on new jokes, amateurs working towards becoming professionals and the occasional train wreck.
Camp Bar in St. Paul is open to most any type of performance including musicians, poets, storytellers, performance artists, comics and dreamers on Mondays (except first Monday of each month) starting at 9:30 p.m., sign-up starts at 9:00 p.m.
The Avant Garden Expresso Bar in Anoka hosts Open Mic Nights every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. where local aspiring talent is encouraged to show their talent.
Plum’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar in St. Paul hosts Minnesota Singer and Songwriter Showcase every Sunday from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Dunn Brother’s Coffee on Grand hosts Open Mic night every Second and Fourth Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Depot Coffee House in Hopkins has Open Mic night every Tuesday from 6:15 – 9:30 p.m. Performances will include the spoken word, comedy and acoustic sets. Sign up is at 6 p.m. and recommended for ages 14+.
Bogart’s Event Center at the Back Alley Tavern in Apple Valley hosts Open Mic night every Thursday from 7-11 p.m. No cover for Open Mic nights.
If you aware of other good open mic nights around town, please let us know so we can continue to compile the list.