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US and Canadian Comedy Open Mikes

User profile: steph sabelli


My open mic is open to all forms of artistic expression. Poets, comedians, dancers, singers, musicians, burlesque artists, filmmakers, everything. We have a plug-in for guitar if you are a musician. There is a projector and screen if you want to show a film. The environment I strive for is supportive, creative, and fun. The only rules that apply are for the audience to have respect for every performer, every performer to respect the audience, and for everyone to respect the theatre space. The show is free, and starts at 9pm every Sunday. Sign-up is by lottery. There are about thirty slots, after which there is a reserve list. Anyone on the reserve list may or may not get to perform, depending on how much time is left (the theatre has given me a curfew of 12:30). Sign-up generally happens at about 9:15. Each performer has six minutes to do whatever they want on stage. I ask that everyone respects the six minute timer so that I can get as many people up as possible. The space is a black-box basement theatre located at 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave. A.