(Updated 22 January, 2020)

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 Sydney. If you know of others, or can recommend an update, please contact us.

Black Sheep Bar, 256 King St, Newtown – 7.30 pm
Insert Laughter Here, The Argyle, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks – 7 pm
Cactus Comedy, Newtown Hotel, 174 King St, Newtown – 8 pm

Insert Laughter Here, The Slyfox, 199 Enmore Road, Enmore – 7 pm
Vibe at the Crate, 34 Glebe Point Road, Glebe – 7.30 pm
Norfolk Comedy, 305 Cleveland St, Redfern, 305 Cleveland St, Redfern
Sweeny’s Comedy, Sweeny Hotel, 236 Clarence St, Sydney – 7.30 pm

Rita’s Comedy Club, Oxford Tavern, 1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham – 7.30 pm
Small Trumpet, Hermann’s Bar, City Rd and Butlin Avenue, Sydney University – 7.30 pm
Sticks and Stones, Chippo Hotel, 87-91 Abercrombie St, Chippendale – 7.30 pm

Tudor Comedy, Tudor Hotel Redfern, 90 Pitt St, Redfern – 7.30 pm
Crown Comedy, Lewisham’s Louis Hotel, 794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham – 7.30 pm

Breaking Comedy, Bar Centrale, 2/186 Queen St, Campbelltown – 7.30 pm (monthly)


Dead Comic Society, Stanley’s on Stanley, 79 Stanley St, Darlinghurst – 7 pm

3 Responses to The Open Mic Comedy Nights List – Sydney – 2020

  1. Karin Geiselhart says:

    Tudor Hotel incorrectly listed as having open mic on Sunday
    But it’s only on Thursday

  2. John Doe says:

    Hey Magic Mic is no longer performing at Monkey Magic.

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