(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.
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
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