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Amateur Comedy Calendar for:
Local comedy open mics,
Comedy showcases and
Comedy contests for beginners



(Mill Valley, California, 9-11-2019) by Jim Richardson, comedy coach and co-writer.

My comedy students in Sonoma County have asked for information
on performing opportunities within a two-hours drive; i. e., four-hour roundtrip.

I keep bumping into events previously unknown to me.

To benefit the most local comedy folks living in
Sacramento, Mendocino, Lake County, Napa, Marin County
,
San Francisco, Oakland and the East Bay, San Jose and Santa Cruz,
let's expand the list to these kind of amateur comedy events
within two-hours drive of where you live.

If comedy folks in other parts of the USA and the rest of the world
want to put up such information on the web,
please send us your links.
Why?
So, visiting firemen comics can get on stage at your local venues
and network with you, etc, etc.

Disclaimer:
I think that I have seen fragmented local lists that might not be current nor complete.
Some of these lists do not even distinguish between amateur events and professional shows!

So, I will start with what I stumbled across in the past few days
while looking for entirely different information.

8-)

Now, I am inviting the readership of this web site to help out.
You need to know the name of the club, address and phone number.
Be sure to include the zip code for google maps.
Include the club's web site address.
Plus, the event's date, day of week, sign-up time vs. showtime, etc.

Tip:
Do not depend only on the person answering the phone.
Just ask for who is running the show:
name, phone number
and email address.

Call and get updated information before you jump in your car.
"Hi. I've played at ___,____,____.
Do you still have an open mic on ___? What time are the shows?
When do I sign up to perform?"


Nothing like a fu-hour roundtrip on the wrong day or
showing up late, and not getting on.

Please email me any corrections so I can more easily copy/paste corrections and additions.

Here’s what we have so far:

September  2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Open mic every "Sunday Funday"
with Happy Hour at Bunz.
311 Judah St, Roseville, CA 95678, (916) 786-6655
https://www.yelp.com/biz/open-mic-night-roseville?utm_medium=reroute&utm_source=apple_maps
    New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Comedy Open mic, HopMonk Tavern
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
7pm sign-up, 8 pm show. Every third Sunday.
    "Got talent? Step to the mic comedy contest," 7:30 pm,
Tommy T's

5104 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566, 925-227-1800

Sign up via email well in advance via email with the word "TALENT" in the subject line: Tommytscomedy@sbcglobal.net https://tommyts-com.seatengine.com/shows/107737


New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.la
ughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
29 30 October 1 2 3 4 5
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     

October  2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5

   

New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597

     
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
     

"Got talent? Step to the mic comedy contest," 7:30 pm,
Tommy T's

5104 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566, 925-227-1800
Sign up via email well in advance via email with the word "TALENT" in the subject line: Tommytscomedy@sbcglobal.net https://tommyts-com.seatengine.com/shows/107737

New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597

     
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Comedy Open mic, HopMonk Tavern
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
7pm sign-up, 8 pm show. Every third Sunday.
    New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
27 28 29 30 31    
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     

 

November  2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087,408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers
,
157 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA ,94087, 408.736.0921
https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
   

Macerate in Comedy Competition!
Showtime 7:00PM

For comedians who’ve been performing stand-up comedy for two years, or less.
Flamingo Resort 
2777 4th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405
To enter, fill out & submit form at bottom of this web page: https://www.crushersofcomedy.com/november-16.html

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Comedy Open mic, HopMonk Tavern
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
7pm sign-up, 8 pm show. Every third Sunday.
.
    "Got talent? Step to the mic comedy contest," 7:30 pm, sign up via email well in advance via email: Sign up via email well in advance via email with the word "TALENT" in the subject line: Tommytscomedy@sbcglobal.net
Tommy T's
5104 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566, 925-227-1800 https://tommyts-com.seatengine.com/shows/107737

New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA,408.736.0921 94087https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
      New Talent Showcase, Wednesdays, 8 pm,
Rooster T. Feathers

157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087, 408.736.0921https://roostertfeathers.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=531597
     

If you don't know which bits you can still use
from your regular act to win comedy contests,
just make an appointment and
we can figure it out together.


8-)

After you win some local amateur comedy competitions,
your next step might be to enter the professional "San Francisco Comedy Competition."
As the 2019 competition is currently in progress,
you can attend to size up the typical field of contestants on these dates:
http://sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com/events/2019-09/

I judged this competition a couple of years,
then wrote this "Comedy Roots" article for
the SF Chronicle Sunday Datebook section:
http://stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/audition/79sfsucc.html

Two years later, I coached the winner Ronn Lucas and
wrote about our winning strategy in "Life as a Comedy Coach":
http://www.stand-upcomedyworkshop.com/lifeAsAComedyCoach.html

Questions?
Ask away:

Jim Richardson
415-877-4424

jim@stand-upcomedyworkshop.com

Jim Richardson
Comedy Coach & Co-Writer
ORGANIZED COMEDY
P.O. Box 992
Mill Valley, CA 94942 USA

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Improvisation: Thinking on Your Feet | Jonathan Winters | Joan Rivers | Hecklers
Funny Money: $25/show or $100 Million/Year from Netflix? Comedy Coach predicts the near future!
How to Tell a Joke | How to Write a Joke
Titter: "Cute bit. Now, make it funny!"
Which is more important, what you say or how you say it?
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