Open Mic FAQ’s
Is it free? Yes.
It’s free and there are no food or drink minimums ever for open mic shows at Mad House Comedy Club.
Is it free for a reason?
Yes. It’s an open mic, so it’s literally “open” to anyone in the world that might want to go on stage including people who are quite insane.
When should we show up?
Short answer, whenever you like. The Open Mic is usually a long show. You don’t have to show up when it starts or stay until it’s over. Come and leave whenever you’re ready. There’s also an amazing bar area if you want take a break and hang out with all the Gaslamp Quarter degenerates and the comedians :)
Is it a fun show?
It depends on your pain tolerance. There are lots of comedians who are very funny practicing new material. There are new comedians who are terrible but they’re new, so they’re supposed to be awful and it’s kind of cute to watch them slowly die onstage. There are people who will make you cringe and decide it’s a great time to use the restroom and then there are comics who are so incredibly bad that it’s actually hilarious.
The open mic is my favorite show. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to know how the sausage is made, then it’s probably not for you. If you’re the type of person who’d like to know the shocking truth of how stand up comedy really starts… this is your new home.
Bonus… you get to hang out in an amazing bar with funny people.
We have an open mic each night of the week after our regular comedy shows.
Mon & Tues 8pm
Sun, Wed, Thurs 9:45pm
Fri & Sat 11:45pm
You don’t need tickets – just show up. 21+ w/ID.