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Open Mic Comedy Nights

What to expect at an Open Mic Night!

I found this very simple and informative video on Open Mic Comedy Nights by Stand-Up Comic Ms. Lisa Corrao. To find out more about Lisa visit

David Reuben, the author, has been involved in the Toronto Open Mic Scene since 2000. Here are some tips I found help when you are just starting out doing Open Mics.

  • Be Early - most shows have a time limit

  • Be Prepared - Take advantage of having stage time

  • Be Polite - First impressions go a long way

  • Do not bully the producer/host about the spot you are given

  • Do not go over your time!! Usually 5 min - producers/host have a plan for the show

  • After your set do not talk over the other acts

  • If possible stay and support the other acts, if you must leave then leave quietly

  • After the show thank the producer/host before asking for another spot

Most importantly have fun at the show

Performing stand up comedy is hard enough, let's eliminate any obstacles of Open Mic Nights.

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