404 Bar and Grill OPEN MIC every Thursday

Open Mic at 404 Bar and Grill every Thursday.

Open Mic at 404 Bar and Grill every Thursday.

Open Mic at 404 Bar & Grill

when: Every Thursday
sign up: 7:30 pm
show: 8 pm
hosted by: Brad Hinderliter and Renard Hirsch
set time: 5-ish min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes (the show is out on the patio)
food: full menu
drinks: full bar
ages: all

Renard Hirsch and Brad Hinderliter co-host this open mic out on the deck at 404 Bar & Grill every Thursday (since June, 2015). Get there early for happy hour from 4p-7p with 2 for 1 drinks. If the lineup isn’t crowded you might get more than 5 minutes.

404 Bar & Grill
404 Elysian Fields Road
Nashville, TN 37211
615-331-8944
www.404barandgrill.net/
facebook.com/404BARandGRILL

Renard Hirsch’s Comedy Night Showcase at Flava’s 5/27

Renard Hirsch's Comedy Night Showcase - May 27, 2015 at Flava's

Renard Hirsch's Comedy Night Showcase - May 27, 2015 at Flava's

Renard Hirsch’s Comedy Night Showcase

Nashville-based comic Renard Hirsch has this to say about his new comedy showcase: “Another new food spot that just opened up in Nashville on Dickerson Road. I had the fish sandwich there the other day and I can’t wait to go back! Come laugh with me, Flash Flood, Ron Ron, Sleazy, and Carl Burrell and Zach Boog. Full Bar and Food! FREE ADMISSION.”

2 for 1 drinks and $4.25 Fish Sandwich Specials

7:30pm showtime – Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flava’s
2919 Dickerson Pike
Nashville,TN 37207

East Nashville Late Night Talk Show Taping 5/11: THE NIGHT SHOW with Brad Edwards (The East Room)

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TONIGHT: The East Room doors open 7:30, show starts at 8 with warm up comics: Chad Riden, Kate Spellman, DJ Buckley. Your NIGHT SHOW host? BRAD EDWARDS! and co-host Michael Hampton! with guests Renard Hirsch (comedy), Tom Schreck (music), videos from Marty Linville and David Shamban PLUS house band The Grey Grays.

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206
615-335-3137
https://www.facebook.com/TheEastRoom
http://twitter.com/TheEastRoom

(The East Room is on Gallatin across the street from the Lincoln Diesel college, between the Subway and a Car Wash. The sign on the street says “LOVE East Nashville.” Park at the Car Wash. The entrance is on the side between the car wash and The East Room.)

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See tomorrow’s stars tonight at open mic stand-up comedy shows in Nashville

Shure microphone

Every comedian you’ve ever heard of – Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh – ALL of them got their start at an open mic somewhere. They went to some bar or a restaurant with a microphone set up in the corner of the room and put their name on a sign-up sheet. They waited for their turn and got up on stage and for the first time ever, told original jokes that they wrote to a room full of strangers. Some of them got laughs, some jokes fell flat. They learned from the experience, made some changes and went to the next open mic to try again.

Tim Northern onstage at The Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar April 1, 2013There is no shortcut in comedy. There are no “one hit wonders” or overnight successes. It takes years to get great and all of your jokes have to be consistently funny before people really start paying attention. Even then there’s no rest. Once they’ve heard your jokes and remember them, it’s time to write more to replace the old act.

This process happens just about every night in cities all across the world. Open mic comics work on the jokes they wrote that week. Traveling, full time comics drop in and try out that new thing they thought of. Some random guy sits watching the show with a page of jokes folded up in his pocket, trying to get the nerve to sign up for the first time. Comedy fans fill the seats watching live comedy in it’s rawest, most unfiltered, most unadulterated form.

Imagine being in the room when a young David Letterman went on stage for the first time. Or being a part of the legendary Boston comedy scene when Steven Wright was completely unknown to anybody who wasn’t there, watching him develop for years. The super famous incredible “breakout” comics of 10-15 years from now are trying standup comedy for the first time ever this week and you could be there to see them.

Nashville’s local comedy scene has had regularly scheduled open mic nights for decades. The current crop of new comics are energetic, excited and pro-actively putting new shows together all around town. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re not, but in general they’re a lot of fun. Here’s a list of the current recurring shows where you can show up and go up:



MONDAYS –

Bobby's Idle Hour Comedy Night OPEN MIC

Bobby’s Idle Hour Comedy Night OPEN MIC

when: Every Monday
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: various – Chad Riden & friends
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: outside
food: Chicken Pot Pies, B-B-Q Sandwiches, Pizza, more
drinks: beer
ages: 18+

Show up and go up stand-up comedy open mic at the ONLY live music venue on Nashville’s legendary Music Row, Bobby’s Idle Hour is America’s quintessential dive bar, serving as the “official” home for several of the music industry’s die-hard veterans: hit songwriters, recording studio guns, and emerging talent.

“…the walls of this joint bleed with 30+ years of beer, cigarette smoke, and the vibrant echoes of thousands hit songs written on these very bar stools by Nashville’s top songwriters. If you want a taste of REAL MUSIC ROW HISTORY stop in Bobby’s Idle Hour and ask for Jonathan the bar keeper..”

Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern
1028 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
(Historic Music Row @ 16th Avenue South & Tremont)
615-726-0446

BobbysIdleHour.com
Twitter.com/BobbysIdleHour
Facebook.com/OfficialBobbysIdleHour
NashvilleStandUp.com/bobbys/

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TUESDAYS –

ultimate comedy @ the east room every tues

Corporate Juggernaut presents ULTIMATE COMEDY Open Mic at The East Room

when: Every Tuesday
sign up: 8 pm
show: 8:30 pm
hosted by: Brad Edwards
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: on the deck outside
food: Pizzas, Pizza Dogs
drinks: beer
ages: 18+

Ultimate Comedy is a loose, fun show where host Brad Edwards is joined on stage by house band “The Grey Grays” featuring Sean Parrot on guitar/vocals and Gary Fletcher on drums/vocals, playing intro music for comics, randomly interacting with the performers and playing them off if they go too long. Each comic gets four minutes.

The East Room
2412 Gallatin Ave., Nashville, TN 37206
615-335-3137

Facebook.com/TheEastRoom
Twitter.com/TheEastRoom
CorporateJuggernaut.com
Twitter.com/CorporateJugger
NashvilleStandUp.com/ultimate-comedy-open-mic/

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Red Eye Comedy Open Mic @ Wilburn Street Tavern EVERY TUESDAY at 10:30pm

Red Eye Comedy Open Mic at Wilburn Street Tavern

when: Every Tuesday
sign up: 10 pm
show: 10:30 pm
hosted by: Joe Kelley
set time: 5 min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: burgers, hotdogs, nachos
drinks: $3 beers & cider
ages: 21+

Cash only bar with pool, darts, and open mic comedy every Tuesday night (starting June 23, 2015). Miss Paulette has a few no-bullshit bar rules posted on the wall and is open late afternoon until the early hours.

Wilburn Street Tavern
302 Wilburn St, Nashville, Tennessee 37207
(615) 977-0511
wilburnstreettavern@gmail.com

Facebook.com/pages/Wilburn-Street-Tavern/497482297013391?fref=nf

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Zanies' Homegrown Comedy

Zanies’ Home Grown Comedy

when: 1st Tues. every month
sign up: 6:00 pm
show: 7:30 pm
hosted by: various
set time: 3 min
cover charge: $4
smoking: no
food: yes
drinks: full bar
ages: 18+

Zanies’ monthly open mic has 6 show-up-and-go-up 3-minute spots available to people who sign up at 6pm and longer, pre-booked spots for the more experienced comics who are already on Zanies’ radar. If you’re new, go to other open mics around town first and then come here once you’ve perfected a good solid 3. Otherwise you’re gonna be the worst one in the lineup and everybody will think you’re an idiot.

Zanies Comedy Showplace
2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

Nashville.Zanies.com
twitter.com/zaniesnashville
facebook.com/zanies
zaniesnashville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=362472

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WEDNESDAYS –

Dive Laughing open mic at Springwater - 1st & 3rd Wed every month

DIVE LAUGHING open mic at Springwater Supper Club

when: 1st & 3rd Wed. every month
sign up: 9 pm
show: 9:30 pm
hosted by: Sean Parrott
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: no
drinks: beer
ages: 21+

There’s always an element of danger with comedy shows at Springwater. Several things can be rough: the crowds, the language, and finding a seat in the packed house. You never know what’s going to happen, but you can bet it’ll be funny and exciting. Previously just once a month, this is now twice a month (since January 2015).

Springwater Supper Club & Lounge
115 27th Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37203
615-320-0345

SpringwaterSupperClub.com
Twitter.com/SpringwaterNash
NashvilleStandUp.com/divelaughing/

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KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden & friends

KAMiKAZE KiTTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden and friends at Dino’s Bar

when: 2nd Wed. every month
sign up: 8 pm
show: 8:30 pm
hosted by: Chad Riden
set time: varies from 3-15 minutes
cover charge: none
smoking: yes
food: yes
drinks: beer
ages: 18+

A stand-up comedy showcase featuring various comedians traveling around the country and local favorites. Comics are booked in advance but there are always several shorter “bucket” spots available for anybody in the audience. The show is always loose, weird and pretty hilarious. Bucket spots are five minutes each. Running since January 2013.

Dino’s Bar
411 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
615-226-3566

Twitter.com/dinosbaren
Facebook.com/pages/Dinos-Bar/232420103441283
NashvilleStandUp.com/kamikazekitten/

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Twin Kegs Open Mic - 3rd Wed of every month

Twin Kegs Open Mic

when: 3rd Wed. every month
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: Jessica Carter
set time: 5 minutes
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: yes
drinks: full bar
ages: 21+

Starting June 17th, 2015, Twin Kegs Open Mic is a monthly show hosted by Jessica Carter the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the NEW Twin Kegs II location on Hermitage Ave. Comedy + legendary burgers + beer = Wednesday winning!

Twin Kegs II
327 Hermitage Ave, Nashville, TN 37210
615-301-8675

twitter.com/twinkegs
facebook.com/Twin.Kegs
twinkegs.wix.com/twinkegs

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Karajoke Lawn Party OPEN MIC at The Crying Wolf the 4th Wed of every month.

Karajoke Lawn Party at The Crying Wolf

when: 4th Wed. every month
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: Brett Cantrell
set time: 4 minutes
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: yes
drinks: full bar
ages: 21+

Stand-up comedy open mic in the back room at The Crying Wolf, followed by karaoke whenever the comedy is done. Some places to sit (including bean bag chairs) will be available but it’s BYOC! (bring your own chair!) – so if you want to be sure you get a good seat just bring your own and be cozy. It’s going to be a fun time.

The Crying Wolf
823 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
615-953-9715
info@thecryingwolf.com

www.thecryingwolf.com/
facebook.com/pages/The-Crying-Wolf/407044132687565

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THURSDAYS –

Open Mic at 404 Bar and Grill every Thursday.

Open Mic at 404 Bar & Grill

when: Every Thursday
sign up: 7:30 pm
show: 8 pm
hosted by: Brad Hinderliter and Renard Hirsch
set time: 5-ish min
cover charge: none
smoking: yes (the show is out on the patio)
food: full menu
drinks: full bar
ages: all

Renard Hirsch and Brad Hinderliter co-host this open mic out on the deck at 404 Bar & Grill every Thursday (beginning June 25, 2015). Get there early for happy hour from 4p-7p with 2 for 1 drinks. If the lineup isn’t crowded you might get more than 5 minutes.

404 Bar & Grill
404 Elysian Fields Road
Nashville, TN 37211
615-331-8944
www.404barandgrill.net/
facebook.com/404BARandGRILL

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Hopefully Funny open mic, every Thursday

The HOPEFULLY FUNNY OPEN MIC house show

when: Every Thursday
sign up: 6:30 pm
show: 7 pm
hosted by: Josh Inocalla
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: no
food: no
drinks: BYOB
ages: all?

Cult Fiction Underground was/will be the home of this show, but the new location is NOT READY! In the meantime, Hopefully Funny is doing a series of house shows. Pay attention to @NSUP and @TryBeingGood on Twitter every week for the location.

Comics can sign up for 4-5 minute spots or opt for randomly sequenced “hell spots,” (just like SET LIST SHOW or IRON COMIC) where comics riff on random audience suggestions for 3 minutes.

Cult Fiction Underground
1048 E Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207
615-562-4710
www.CultFictionUnderground.com
Facebook.com/CultFictionUnderground
Twitter.com/TryBeingGood
NashvilleStandUp.com/hopefully-funny/

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Open Mic @ The Cave

when: 3rd Thurs. every month
sign up: 6:45pm
show: 7:15pm
hosted by: Renard Hirsch & Ron Ron Moseley
set time: 5 min
cover charge: FREE
smoking: no
food: grill
drinks: full bar
ages: 18+

The Cave
811 Gleaves St., Nashville, TN 37203
615-567-5483
twitter.com/cavenashville
facebook.com/thecavenashville
instagram.com/thecavenashville
thecavenashville.com

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FRIDAYS –

Mostly clean comedy open mic (PG-13) every Friday night from 7:30-9 (sign-ups at 7) at Charlie Bob's 1330 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207

Misfits Mostly Clean Comedy Open Mic

when: Every Friday
sign up: 7 pm
show: 7:30 pm
hosted by: Linda Fogwell & Erika Chambers
set time: 4 min
cover charge: none
smoking: on the deck outside
food: yes
drinks: full bar
ages: all

Misfits Mostly clean comedy open mic (MOSTLY clean, not squeaky clean. PG-13. Think more “Wedding Singer” than “Wedding Crashers”) every Friday night at 7:30. Charlie Bob’s Restaurant been owned and operated by the Douglas family since 1972. The restaurant has been in operation for over 60 years in the Northeast Village. Misfits open mic began on 1/20/2015 & switched to Fridays on 2/6/2015.

Charlie Bob’s Restaurant
1330 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
615-262-2244

facebook.com/misfitsmostlycleancomedy
www.charliebobs.com

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Go check out some of these shows. Pick out your favorite up and coming local comics. Tell them what you thought about their sets. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter and share their videos with your friends. Buy them a beer! Every famous comedian you’ve seen on tv started off the exact same way and they probably remember the first time they had a fan. Support your local comedy scene and you’re supporting tomorrow’s comedy superstars when they need your support the most.

N’Sup Showcase at Zanies (2/17/2013)

NashvilleStandUp Showcase at Zanies

NashvilleStandUp Showcase at Zanies

The NashvilleStandUp.com Showcase @ Zanies is a showcase of the funniest professional comedians based in the Nashville area, plus guest sets from traveling comics, and a few up-and-coming young comics from the local Nashville scene.

The 2/17 lineup includes:
Chad Riden
Paulina Combow
Mark Anundson
Ron Ron Moseley
Sammy Obeid
Ron Placone
Carlie and Doni
Jamie Lee
TC Cope
Monty Mitchell
Lauren Ashley Bishop
Renard Hirsch (headliner)
(Facebook event)

The NashvilleStandUp.com Showcase
Sun., Feb. 17
doors open: 6:30pm
showtime: 7:30pm

Zanies Comedy Showplace
2025 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

tickets:
$10. available at the door, online, or at the Zanies box office at: 615-269-0221

More info about the N’Sup Showcase @ Zanies is available at: http://NashvilleStandUp.com/showcase/