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Would you like to perform at the World Famous Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood, CA or Chicago, IL? Come perform for us at Open Mic. We look forward to watching 2-3 minutes of your strictly G-rated, prepared material - no notes allowed! Must be over 18 to enter the club.

Hollywood Laugh Factory

8001 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046

Open Mic starts at 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Sign up is at 5:00pm. Signing up grants you a spot on the following Tuesday's open mic (not the day you sign up). Keep in mind that we only accept the first 15 in line and comics usually line up hours before the sign up time. If you have any questions, please call (323) 848-2800 ext. 34 or email

Chicago Laugh Factory

3175 N Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Open Mic Night is held every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Sign up is at 6:00pm at the front door for the first 15-20 people in line. If you sign up, you will be assigned a performance time for that night or the following Wednesday. Each participant has 3 minutes to shine. Please keep it clean, G-rated material ONLY.

If you have any questions, please call (773) 327-3175.

You are only allowed to perform open mic once every four weeks at the Laugh Factory. If your 2-3 minute open mic performance goes well, you will move on to showcase. Showcasers perform for six minutes and are not restricted to G-rated material. Showcasers can move on to become a Laugh Factory regular. Sorry, but we do not accept hardcopy submissions in place of open mic or showcase performances.