Yeah, Comedy! A Weekly Open-Mic

Wednesday March 8th, 2023 - 8:00PM

Jefferson St. Pub 500 Jefferson St. , Lafayette, LA

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  • Lafayette Comedy produces stand-up comedy shows around the Acadiana area, featuring local, regional, and national comedians. Lafayette Comedy also has weekly open mics, monthly showcases, and special comedy shows.
  • SHOW RULES:
  • Cell phones must be set on silent or turned off. Never take a phone call during the show. If it can’t wait, please step outside.
  • Table Talk – must be kept to a minimum. Lafayette Comedy reserves the right to remove loud, talkative patrons. No refunds will be given.
  • No Flash Photography permitted
  • No Recording: Each comedian owns the rights to their own material, however, do NOT.
  • Do Not Heckle the Comedian: Heckling is interrupting the performance to upstage, disparage, or throw off the comedian. It is never acceptable, and the quickest way to ruin the show for everyone. It is also the quickest way to ejection.
  • Do Not Interrupt the Comedian: The common excuse for this is “I’m helping the comedian” and “that’s what you’re supposed to do at Comedy Clubs!” Comedians are professionals, they do not need help. Exception: If a comedian directly engages you in conversation, it is ok to respond. Some of the best comedy happens this way and can make for a memorable experience. Be ready to let it go when the bit is over.
  • I don’t recognize the comic’s name, will the show be funny?
  • Yes, all of our acts are professional nationally touring comedians. There are so many talented comedians today; it is impossible for all of them to become household names.  That being said, comedy is subjective and we recommend you research the comedian you are coming to see.
  • Unless otherwise stated, please consider all of our shows as “adult subject matter.”
  • No refunds unless the show is canceled or rescheduled.
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For any questions or to request more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with Lafayette Comedy at lafayettecomedy@gmail.com or (337) 298-4373.

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Yeah, Comedy! A Stand-up Comedy Open Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy at The Jefferson St. Pub

Lafayette 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 70501

Cost: 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 Street

So 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 Material
Know 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 Show
Watching 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 crowd
There 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 Stand
Moving 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 Correctly
Don'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 Yourself
Set 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 Jokes
Don'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