List of Open Mics

Why sit at home just thinking about laughing? There are free open mics dedicated to comedy almost every night of the week. Come out and try your hand at stand-up, do a sketch with a friend, or just come to enjoy the pain and joy that comes with live comedy (by the way, if you ARE sitting at home and thinking about laughing, then you are in a very dark place – find an outlet).


Open mics can randomly not happen for a variety of reasons or otherwise be unorganized in a way that is not predictable. If you’ve never done a particular mic before, it’s advised to call ahead and confirm the time and happenings with the venue.

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Boiler Room
228 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Hosted by Kevin-Michael Moore

The longest running mic in Portland. Boiler Room is a staple of the Portland comedy scene. If you like L-shaped rooms and people waiting for karaoke, then look no further. 3 minute spots.
Sign-up: 20 slots available. Send Kevin-Michael Moore a Facebook and request a spot. Often full as early as 3pm so ask early.

Eagle Eye Tavern (Critical Comedy)
5836 SE 92nd Ave
Portland, OR
Hosted by Kristine Levine and Adam Bathe

Critical Comedy is a workshop open mic, so bring extra paper so people can give you notes. Sign up with Kristine day of. Time varies based on how many people come and what material people are working on.

Starday Tavern
6517 SE Foster Rd

Portland, OR
10:00pm (ish)
Hosted by Matt Styner

A followup to the “Laugh Yer Ass Off” weekly show, comics get 5 minutes on a little stage where the bar patrons can’t help but look at you. Sign ups start in person at 9:30, and the mic goes til 12:00, or when we run out of comics. Come for the showcase, stay for the mic.


Helium Comedy Club
1510 SE 9th Avenue
Portland, OR
Hosted by rotation, usually current weekend’s host
8:00pm – 10:00pm


Portland’s “A” club, and home to some of the friendliest audiences in town. Doors for sign-up start at 6PM make note to get there close to then, as the list tends to fill up quickly. At 7PM, the sign-up list is pulled, and at 7:30PM the line-up for the night is posted at the bar. Take note that sign-up is NOT based on a first come first serve basis. Helium curates the list based on a number of innocuous variables. You may not get on. Don’t sign up too many people at once, and don’t burn the light if you get on.

Open Mic at the Lamp
3023 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Hosted by Nick Walker and Jeremy Eli.
(503) 234-7000

Do comedy right next to a really great venue. Works well if you don’t get on at Helium. Sign-ups at 8:30, start at 9, 4 minute lottery mic. 20 spots available. Sign-up in person.

Jabba the Whutt at Dante’s
350 W. Burnside

Portland, OR
9:00pm – 10:00pm
Hosted by Richie Stratton
(503) 226-6630

Dante’s is a vast and colorful room, the current mic takes place before The Ed Forman Show. Sign-up in person. Stage Time: 5 minutes, plus some people get drink tickets.

Brody Theater
16 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
Hosted by rotation

Brody has added yet another open mic on Tuesday nights! Sign up via FB message with Anatoli Brant the morning of the show anytime from 12:01am – 2pm Tuesday afternoon. Accommodations will be made if you also get on at the Helium mic. 4min sets.


Brody Theater
16 NW Broadway

Portland, OR
9:30pm – 11:30pm

Hosted by rotation

Brody is a cool space, and it has a nice downtown location.
Sign-up: 24 slots per night. Sign-up online: 12:01 am-2pm via Facebook message to Anatoli Brant. Open mic info:
Stage time: 4 Mins.

Early Mic at Funhouse Lounge
2432 SE 11TH AVE
Portland OR

Hosted by Sean Connery

Short and sweet and great for double dippers. Sign-up: In person at 7:00 and starts at 7:30. Show has 25 to 32 spots depending on the end time. 3 minute spots.

Common Grounds (Comedy Buzz)
4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR
Second Wednesday of the month
8 – 10pm
Hosted by Whitney Johnson

Sign ups at 8pm at the venue. 4min sets.


Brody Theater
16 NW Broadway

Portland, OR
9:30pm – 11:30pm
Hosted by rotation

Sign-up: 24 slots per night. Sign-up online: 12:01 am-2pm via Facebook message
to Anatoli Brant. Open mic info:
Stage Time: 4 Mins.

Sweet Basil Thai

3135 NE Broadway
Portland, OR
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Hosted by Andy MacDonald

Basement comedy in front of a mirror and a bathroom. Pleasant crowd. Good thaims.
Sign up in person at 8pm. 3-4 minute sets.




NOPE. Go see a show!


Kelly’s Olympian
426 SW Washington Ave

Portland, OR
4 – 6pm
Hosted by Shannan Hunt & Aaron Klopfer

Sign-ups at 3:30pm in person and online the day before up until noon Sunday (via FB message to Shannan Hunt or Aaron Klopfer). 5-7min sets, but if more than 20 comics sign up then sets go down to 3-5mins.

Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR
8:00pm – 10:30pm
Hosted by Barbara Holm
*This mic is ALL AGES.

Curious Comedy has a great, supportive atmosphere for comedy, plus it kind of feels like a ski lodge, which makes you feel like a classy broad. Sign-up: There are 20 spots on the list, so plan on getting there by about 7:15pm. Stage time: 3 mins

Control Yourself at Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta Street

Portland, OR
1st & 3rd Showcase 9pm with Open Mic to follow
Open Mic every Sunday 10pm
Hosted by JoAnn Schinderle
(503) 284-7665

Renovated venue, great stage, legit sound, and lighting. Sign-up: in person at 9:30.

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