Open Mic Night - NO COVER, NO DRINK MIN.... NO PROMISES!
Stand Up Comedy, General, Special Events
21 & over
FREE PARKING IN THE GASLAMP! 4 HOURS OF FREE VALIDATED PARKING IN THE HORTON PLAZA PARKING GARAGE, JUST STEPS FROM THE MAD HOUSE COMEDY CLUB!
NO 2 DRINK MINIMUM OR FOOD MIN.... FOR ANY OF OUR SHOWS ... EVER!
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One of our favorite nights at the Mad House Comedy Club. Come on out and watch someone take the stage and do comedy for the very first time, or catch a talented up and comer working on an act. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s bad and sometimes it’s so bad it’s hilarious! Doors open at 6:30pm and show starts at 7pm. Free parking in the Horton Plaza parking garage just steps from the front door of the club.
Want to perform on the Mad House Open Mic Nights?
It’s simple. Call the club on Sundays between 12pm and 4pm at 619-702-6666 and give the club your name. Note: You are calling in on Sunday for Monday's open mic show that week only. There is not a call in advance for other open mic shows.
A list will be compiled of all the comedians who call in. At 4pm the signups will close and a random drawing will be held. 20 comedians will be picked. Call back after 5pm to see if you made the list for Monday.
If by chance your name is not selected in the random drawing you are encouraged to come to the club at show time and put your name on the Alternate List. The list will be physically in the club with the host of the show. If a comedian doesn’t show up or is late for their spot on the Open Mic show, we will fill the spot with comedians on the Alternate list in the order they signed it.
Show format: The shows on Monday will start at 7pm. Each performer will have a 3 min set. You should plan to arrive by 6:30 and check in with the host of the show. The host will go over the rules of the show and give you a time slot. If you are late and miss your spot you will not be allowed on show.
As for all shows at the Mad House, there is no 2 drink min and 4 hours of free parking so your friends and family can watch you perform without it costing them an arm and a leg.
Following the open mic show on Monday is the Mad House Madness show featuring Mad House Comedy Club regulars and special pop ins from Hollywood. You and your guests are welcome to stay for the Mad House Madness Show as both are free of any cover charge.
A note from the club... we are a comedy club run by comedians, we encourage you to come out and give standup comedy a try at a supportive and fun venue. It’s as much fun for us to watch new comedians get their start as it is amazing for you to hit the stage for your first time!