Open Mics

A comprehensive* list of comedy open mics in the Boston/New England area.

*This list relies on the people who run shows keeping us updated, it is by no means exhaustive. Contact the host/venue to verify if a show still exists, and if you find something here that is out of date (or have a show that isn’t listed) use the contact form to let us know!


Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street, Boston
9 pm
Lottery, Hosted by Angela Sawyer.

The Sunday Funday FABULOUS Open Mic!
Jacque’s Cabaret, 79 Broadway, Boston, MA
Sign up at 6:30, show at 7pm
Hosted by Penny Oswin


Sally O’Briens
335 Somerville Ave.
Union Square, Somerville
7:30-9:30 pm
2 minutes available for Show and Go.  Simply sign up on the list at 7pm.
Read Liam McGurk’s write up here!

The Green Dragon
11 Marshall Street, Boston
Pre-booked; Contact Jessica at


Middle East Corner
472 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
Hosted by Rob Crean and John Paul Rivera
Pre-booked, contact Rob at
Read Daniel McRobbie’s write up here!



Tavern at the End of the World
108 Cambridge St., Charlestown
Host: Phoebe Angle
Show and Go. Small parking lot behind bar and on street parking.
Best beer selection of any open mic I’ve gone to.
Read Pamela Ross’s write up here!

Bishop’s Lounge
41 Strong Ave (3rd floor)
Northampton, MA, 01060
Weekly – Wednesdays AND Sundays (7:30p-9:30p)
Host: Laura Fattaruso

The Burren
247 Elm Street, Somerville

The Shaskeen
909 Elm St
Manchester, New Hampshire 03104
Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm, 21+
Every Wednesday
booking and info:

Pre-booked. West Coast style showcase with eight 5 minute guest spots, a paid feature and headliner. While not an open mic, this show does welcome new talent, especially those trying stand up for their first time. Regularly hosts touring comedians, highlights from 2013 – 2014 include Kyle Kinane, Brody Stevens, Shane Mauss, Myq Kaplan, Dan Soder, Dead Kevin, Jared Logan, Kara Klenk, John Tole, and Giulia Rozzi.


Rafferty’s Pub
10 Snow Rd, Marshfield
8:30pm, every other Thursday
Contact Chrissy Kelleher at for more info.

Thunderbar Comedy
186 Harvard Ave. Allston, MA
List at 6, show at 6:30.
Show and Go. 4 minute Spots. New Material/No material. So something new or something improvised. Old bits get the light.
Read Logan O’Brien’s write up here!

The Hideout
4 South Market Building, Boston, MA
Show and go.
Read Jeff Medoff’s write up here!

Strange Brew Tavern Open Mic
Strange Brew Tavern
88 Market St, Manchester, NH
List at 8:15, show at 8:45 PM
Show and go.

Brewed After Dark Comedy Club
1395 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI
Show at 7:30
Clean Material Only.