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 Contact the host/venue to verify if a show still exists, and if you find something here that is out of date (or have a show that isn’t listed) use the contact form to let us know!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 Mitzzy Anne Picardo


Carter’s Comedy Contest
609 Washington Street Quincy/ Maggy’s Lounge
Hosted by Shawn Carter
Bring your best 5 minutes and some friends.  The contest is judged by two groups, a panel of experienced comedians, and the audience.
Winners move on to the Finals at the end of the month and perform 10 minutes on the big show.  The top 3 Finalists win prizes.
Email: to sign up for the comedy contest.

Sally O’Briens
335 Somerville Ave.
Hosted by Scott Oddo
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!

Mooyah Burger
140 Tremont Street, Boston
Sign up at 4:30, Show starts at 5pm
Hosted by Neill Lynskey


730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio
730 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge
Sign up – 8:30, Show – 9pm
Host: Liam McGurk & Rob Crean

The Comedy Studio
1 Bow Market Square, Somerville
Host: Various.

Murphy’s Law
1st & L Street, South Boston
List goes out at 6:30, Show starts at 7pm
Hosted by Kevin M Quigley


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!

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.


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!

Strange Brew Tavern Open Mic
Strange Brew Tavern
88 Market St, Manchester, NH
List at 8:15, show at 9:00 PM
Show and go.

Mooyah Burger
140 Tremont Street, Boston
Sign up at 4:30, Show starts at 5pm
Hosted by Neill Lynskey