Practice is essential to a stand-up comedy career. Sure, the School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy course will allow you to hit the ground running, but even we acknowledge that it’s still no substitute for getting up on stage, trialling your material, and bombing – often.
Here’s a regularly updated list of open mic nights in Melbourne. If you know of others, or can recommend an update, please contact us.
Dancing Dog Cafe, 42A Albert Street, Footscray – 7.30 pm
Dirty Secrets, 80 Smith Street, Collingwood – 7 pm
Guerilla Comedy, The Resistance Bar & Cafe, 6/672 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn – 7 pm
The Imperial, 2-8 Bourke Street, Melbourne – 7.30 pm
Highlander, 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne – 7 pm
Tribute Comedy, Maori Chief Hotel, 117 Moray St, South Melbourne – 7.30 pm (fortnightly)
Club Voltaire, 14 Raglan St, North Melbourne – 7.30 pm
King Kong Comedy, Little Mess, 408 Sydney Rd, Brunswick – 4.30 pm