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. If you're unable to confirm with the venue seek out the MC of said mic. Thanks!


The Real Comedy Spot
Duffs Garage
2530 NE 82nd Ave
Hosted by Hyjinx

Sign ups at 9, mic starts at 10. Every comedians is given 7 minutes to work out their material and every one who signs up is guaranteed stage time!


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
10:30pm – 12:00pm
Hosted by Jake Silberman
(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 9AM Tuesday morning by messaging Jake via FB.

Brody Theater
16 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
9:30pm – 11:30pm
Hosted by Anatoli Brant

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: www.brodytheater.com/

Stage time: 4 Mins.

Let's Get Awkward Open Mic @ The Big Legrowlski
812 NW Couch St
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Hosted by: Carter

Every Tuesday night sign up is at 7:45pm, and the mic starts at 8:00pm. If we have more than 20 people sign up, then it's a 3 minute mic, but if we have less than 20, it's a 4 minute mic. We have a feature comic every week who does 8-10 minutes. Find me on FB at Brian Nicholas Carter, but if you message me, call me Carter!


Brody Theater
16 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
9:30pm – 11:30pm
Hosted by Brandon Lyons

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 Brandon Lyons. Open mic info: www.brodytheater.com/

Stage time: 4 Mins.

Funhouse Lounge
2432 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hosted by Sean Connery

Short and sweet. 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.


Circa 33
3348 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hosted by Trevor Thorpe

Sign up: knockknockopenmic@gmail.com between 12PM & 4PM day of show. Signing up does not guarantee a spot. Confirmations will be given at 430PM.

Splash Brewery
904 NW Couch St
Portland, OR
8:30 showcase every Thursday with open mic to follow, around 9:45/10pm
Hosted by Chris Khatami

Online signups the day of by FB messaging Chris Khatami before 5pm. There are 15 slots, to be drawn at random; list posted online by 6pm. Stage time 3-5 minutes.



My Fathers Place
523 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR
Hosted by Rafferty Thompson and Ahmad Radheyyan
(503) 235-5494

Hosted in a small narrow diner to the right of the entrance, MFP is a peculiar space that kind of looks like old papa’s pad if your papa had a tendency to drunkenly decorate the ceiling with every birthday present that ever let him down. Also, we’re the only open mic in town with table service so enjoy some late night breakfast after you crush it!

Sign Up online at Tallyhomfp@gmail.com before 5pm Saturday. 10 additional slots reserved for in person first come first serve sign ups at venue. List out at 8:30. 3-7 min depending on experience.


Kelly's Olympian
426 SW Washington Ave
Portland, OR
4 - 6pm
Hosted by Chris Khatami

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