Maggie Shipley

Maggie Shipley

A mainstay of the Lafayette comedy scene, Maggie brings a lotta fun aunt energy to her dirty jokes. She’s opened for cool people.

Upcoming Shows
 
  • Wednesday February 8th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday February 15th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday February 22nd 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday March 1st 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Thursday March 2nd 07:30PM - Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Shane Torres
  • In the Comedy Club Series: AcA & Lafayette Comedy presents national stand-up comedians and comedy performers.Shane Torres is a standup comedian, writer, podcaster, and sometimes actor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. As a standup comedian Shane has appeared on Conan (twice), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’S Last Comic Standing, and a Half Hour Special with Comedy Central, and This Week From The Cellar on Comedy Central just to name a few. He released his debut album ”Established 1981” with Comedy Central records to rave reviews in 2018. You can see him touring all around the world at comedy clubs, concert venues, and some of the most prestigious festivals in the world .Shane has been heard on popular podcasts such as Bertcast, Comedy Bang Bang, All Fantasy Everything, Guys We Fucked, Savage Love Podcast, Doug Loves Movies, Risk and a slew more. He has a forthcoming podcast coming soon with fellow comedian Kyle Kinane. Shane has been seen acting alongside household names for NBC’S Red Nose Day and on IFC’S Comedy Bang Bang. In 2019 Shane was one of a handful of comedians invited to perform on Will Smith’s This Joka, Shane has also hosted his own series for Comedy Central called “Shane Torres Conquers your Fears” and a show for Paramount Plus named “How Good Can It Get With Shane Torres?” Shane has also been seen as a panelist on multiple television shows across a variety of networks.He has been reviewed by numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Onion AV Club, GQ UK, and more. His album Established 1981 came out in September of 2017 on Comedy Central records “Mr. Torres has a laconic drawling delivery with deliberate pacing, placing him firmly in the tradition of dry deadpan specialist like Tig Notaro and Todd Barry. But his style is warmer, relying on punchlines with corkscrew turns that have moments of vulnerability and even melancholy.” — The New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • Wednesday March 8th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday March 15th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday March 22nd 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday March 29th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday April 5th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday April 12th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday April 19th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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  • Wednesday April 26th 08:00PM - Jefferson St. Pub
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic
  • Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. PubLafayette Comedy presents "Yeah, Comedy!"NEW DATE: NOW ON WEDNESDAYS!Each week experienced and amateur comedians take the stage to showcase new and old material with up to 5 minutes of stage time.Location: Jefferson St. Pub. 500 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501Cost: FREE!Hosted by Maggie Shipley and J.P. Leonard.The show kicks up at 8:00 p.m. Interested performers should sign-up with Maggie or J.P. by 7:45 p.m.DOWNTOWN PARKING DETAILS:-Metered spaces are currently free after 5:00 p.m.-Parking Garage: 121 East Vermilion StreetSo you want to be a comedian? Read these tips to help guide you through your first time on stage.1. DON'T RUN THE LIGHT!Generally, each open-mic performer gets 4 to 5 minutes of stage time. When you have 1 minute left, the host will signal you with a light (usually their cell phone light). This means you have 1 minute left. Best practice is to not "run the light" and go past that mark. It throws the pacing of the show-off and is just rude to other performers. When you see the light, acknowledge it with a thumbs up or a nod.2. Know Your MaterialKnow what you will do before you go on stage. Sure, all these pros look like they are just ranting, and some are, but they have many years of experience and generally get on stage with a basic idea of where they are going. Practice your material before you get on stage. Bring notes. Just know what you will do.3. Watch the ShowWatching comedy is just as important as doing it. You get to see how comedians carry themselves on stage and what crowds like and don't like. Applaud. Listen. And don't talk.4. Don’t insult the crowdThere is a difference between crowd work and just being an ass. If you insult the crowd by going over the line, you will be warned. If it continues, you may not be allowed back. We have to answer to venue managers and owners. If it takes away their business it does not look well for us.5. Move the Mic StandMoving it 2-3 feet out of the way makes you look better and removes a distraction. If you choose to leave the mic in the stand, go for it.6. Hold the Mic CorrectlyDon't cup your hand around the mic top. You are not in the Wu-Tang, so no need for that. We want the crowd to hear you clearly, and also, when you cup the mic, it makes trouble for the sound guy.7. Record YourselfSet your phone on the stool and record your set. Listen. Edit. Repeat. It is the best way to determine what works and what doesn't. You don’t need a video crew. Just listen to your set.8. Don't Steal or Do Street JokesDon't steal from comedians. There is no cover band in comedy. Do original material. Don't do bits you found online. Avoid any jokes your Uncle Larry told you. If you can find it online, don't do it.9. Have Fun!Comments or questions, contact lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or visit www.lafayettecomedy.com
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