British Comedy Guide

Open Mic gig list Page 5

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David Bussell

  • Friday 16th November 2012, 5:57pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts
Quote: JokePit @ November 16 2012, 4:45 PM GMT

The Lions Den in the west end I perfect for new comedians to try out what theyre thinking... 100% recommend it!!! They can film you their as well so you can get a real idea of your sound and all round performance as well!


Pay to play. One to avoid.

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bushcradley

  • Tuesday 8th January 2013, 1:53am
  • cradley heath, England
  • 2 posts

Gig Name: HOLLYBUSH COMEDY EST 2006 near brum/wolves
Venue and location: HOLLYBUSH,CRADLEY HEATH,WEST MIDS,B64 5EA M5 JUNC 2
Contact name and number: DAVE FRANCIS 07949594484...............
Time and regularity:830 EVERY THURS-PREBOOK NEEDED................
Notes: OPEN MIC ONLY THURS-NO CASH-PAID GIGS ON SOME FRIDAYS.
BOOK IN A CARFULL OF ACTS NO PROB

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Legionnaire

  • Tuesday 5th February 2013, 10:17am
  • England
  • 4 posts

I'm staging an Open Mic evening in Beaconsfield (near High Wycombe) Buckinghamshire on March 11th. Newcomers/beginners welcome (it's friendly crowd), sets 5-15 minutes to suit yourself. Anyone interested, email me at laff@mail.com

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David Bussell

  • Tuesday 5th February 2013, 10:36am
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts
Quote: Legionnaire @ February 5 2013, 10:17 AM GMT

I'm staging an Open Mic evening in Beaconsfield (near High Wycombe) Buckinghamshire on March 11th. Newcomers/beginners welcome (it's friendly crowd), sets 5-15 minutes to suit yourself. Anyone interested, email me at laff@mail.com


If I were you I would seriously reconsider that "suit yourself" policy. So long as you're inviting beginners, you really don't want to offer more than a 5 minute slot. Maybe allow the experienced players a bit more time, but you'll regret giving a first-timer the floor for a quarter hour, as will your audience.

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Legionnaire

  • Monday 11th February 2013, 11:37pm
  • England
  • 4 posts

Thanks for the advice David. Makes a lot of sense. I'll cut it down to 5 minutes. Cheers

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David Bussell

  • Tuesday 19th February 2013, 9:43am
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts
Quote: Legionnaire @ February 11 2013, 11:37 PM GMT

Thanks for the advice David. Makes a lot of sense. I'll cut it down to 5 minutes. Cheers


You're most welcome.

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Louisa Duggan

  • Thursday 25th April 2013, 2:58pm
  • England
  • 1 posts

For gigs in South West contact these guys www.eminentbanter.co.uk. They run/book/promote gigs in south west mostly Exeter/Plymouth area. Not sure they do open mic nights but do book emerging acts as fillers to main acts.

Its worth a shot!

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Allypally

  • Thursday 16th May 2013, 1:48pm
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 2 posts

Hey everyone

I run two nights in Bristol,

A Man Walks into a Bar at the Lazy Dog in Bristol, it's a place were you can practice 5, 10 and 20 minutes sets as well as compere. £2 for 2 hours of stand up. https://www.facebook.com/bristolpunchline if you are interested in booking slots then email bristolpunchline@gmail.com

Comedy Combo at the Cube Cinema in Bristol https://www.facebook.com/ComedyCombo sets are around 5-7 minutes, It's 90 minutes of stand up and then a comedy film. They have shown the Blues Brothers, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and stuff like that. Email cubecomedycombo@gmail.com to book a slot. Looks for acts a little more polished then A Man Walks into a Bar but has a big stage, mic and spot light and an crowd of between 70-100 people.

You should also check out Giggle Byte https://www.facebook.com/gigglebytebristol?fref=ts they aim to promot stand up in and around Bristol and post stuff about up coming gigs.

Hopes this is helpful,
Alice

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Zak Hems

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 9:31pm
  • England
  • 2 posts

Hello!

HEMSevents currently hosts live music nights once a month and is now looking into hosting live comedy nights. We are looking for comedians! We are not too worried about timing slots and all that, we can discuss that in more detail to provide the best for out acts. We currently organize events in Darlaston, near Walsall, West Midlands, but are looking to organize events across the West Midlands.

Get in touch with us now by contacting Zak - zak@hems-group.co.uk

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OutlawMcH

  • Wednesday 29th May 2013, 10:14pm
  • Plymouth, England
  • 11 posts

PLYMOUTH!

I'll be starting a brand new open mic night this June at the Voodoo Lounge in Plymouth!

Tuesday 11th June, to be precise.
Please contact me if you'd like to book a spot, or come down on the night!

With a great success, we could make this a monthly night!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/564142250297529/?fref=ts

Sean Scotland

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NorthernLlama

  • Saturday 15th June 2013, 8:48pm
  • England
  • 1 posts

LONDON: The Melrose (Shepherds Bush)
One off fundraiser gig.
Wed 26th June

test out new material or promote your work.
Email sparklymagicstar@hotmail.com to book your slot.

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Victor N

  • Wednesday 26th June 2013, 2:01am
  • England
  • 1 posts

Hi there! Hope everyone is doing well :) I am a newbie around these parts. Yes, n00b alert, so apologies in advance for my numptiness :P

I am currently studying at the University of Warwick and I was wondering if anybody knows of any opportunities for open mic nights around the area (Coventry, Warwick, even Birmingham) or good comedy clubs in general? Also, any good websites for beginners to the stand-up scene that want to perform? Maybe with tips about technique, how to structure a 10-15 minute slot, dos and don'ts etc. And if this post belongs in another part of the forum then please advise accordingly :)

Thanks in advance :)