Open Mic Nights
Lottery Style; Must Sign Up In Person
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QED mics are, "The best open mics in the city!" -- Time Out New York
WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: Do not bring in outside food or beverage. Check
our calendar before you trek out.
Check our calendar for dates & times and to make sure the mic is still on the schedule as sometimes they are bumped for private parties or special events.
Do NOT bring in outside food or beverage.
Comedians, poets, musicians, storytellers, performers of ALL types are welcome to perform for 4 minutes (+/- depending on turnout)! Lottery style, 1st come, 1st serve.
CURRENT SCHEDULE AS OF JULY 11, 2021 (Check our calendar before trekking out!)
WED @ 6pm (sign up at 5:30)
THU @ 6pm (sign up at 5:30)
THU @ 11PM (sign up at 10:45)
FRI @ 5pm (sign up at 4:30)
SUN at 3PM (sign up at 2:30)
OPEN MIC / SHOW HYBRIDS:
FRI at 11PM - End of the Line Comedy returns as a weekly show with an open mic portion at the end. $5 ticket, no food or drink minimums. Sign up at 10:45.
SAT at 3PM - How Was It? Storytelling show & mic that is $5 with no food or drink minimums. Sign up at the beginning of the show. To be considered for the booked portion, please fill out this form.
WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: Do not bring in outside food or beverage. Check our calendar before you trek out.
PERFORMERS PLEASE READ BELOW...
Our open mics are free to watch or perform after making any purchase from QED. Do not bring in outside food or beverage. Making a purchase helps keeps our open mics free. We have items as low as $2.
To perform, sign ups are in person and first come, first serve. All who sign up in person, get to perform approximately 3-5 mins of stage time. That can vary depending on the mic & how many people show but 4 mins is a safe bet.
When you sign up, your name is entered into a bucket and drawn at random. Sign up usually begins 1/2 hour before posted show time. Avoe is our *usual* schedule of weekly open mics. Again, our calendar is your friend.
MUSICIANS PLEASE READ:
We are more than happy to have you perform with backing tracks by plugging your phone into our sound system, but you MUST let the hosts know before the show so they can accommodate you. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
It's a small space with great acoustics. But if you do still need to plug in to the sound system bring your own quarter inch cable as a back up and arrive EARLY to inform the bartender or door manager that you need to plug in to a DI box. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
Bruce got it at The Stone Pony, The Ramones got it at CBGB's, and Susan Boyle got it on Britain's Got Talent - everybody has to get their start somewhere. Yours could be at QED, if you've got the guts to get up on stage, that is.
And please don't start with the excuses, because they're all the same.
"I'm too nervous," "I don't know how," "What if I suck?"
Well, don't be, LEARN, and honestly? Yeah, you might.
But you'll get honest feedback, practice, and a rush for sure.
If the spotlight isn't your dig, don't fret; just come hang out. They're all free or cheap & our food & drink is priced to please the wallet.