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 5:00pm on Tuesdays doors open at 4:30pm. The first ten people in line will perform two minute sets that night. Ten additional lottery spots will also be available to attendees for each show.

If you have any questions, please call (323) 848-2800 or email

Chicago Laugh Factory

3175 N Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Laugh Factory Chicago's Open Mic is held every Tuesday at 9pm. Sign-ups for the random drawing start at 7pm. Names will be drawn and announced at 7:20pm. The first 10 comics will showcase that evening. An additional 10 comics will be drawn for the following week. Each comic receives 3min to perform and must be "Tonight Show clean". If you have to question if it's clean, it's probably not. See you on Tuesday!

If you live out of town or state, email to schedule a time to showcase or call 773-327-3175 for questions and inquiries.

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.