I wrote a post in 2018 about open Mic’s in Spokane. It gets a lot of views. Because I am lazy, I will update it. I will comment on the mics I know something about.
T’s Lounge: Sign ups start at 7pm with the show beginning at 8pm.
Spokane Comedy Club: This seems to be the premier open mic in the Spokane area. As such, there is a long list of comedians wanting to grace this stage. It used to be a first come, first serve affair, but it has now changed to an email system. This is how it works: You can email the club and let them know the open mic dates you wish to perform. If you get on, you will be sent an email with the dates you get to go up. They have two open spots that get picked at random, so if you are in town on a random Wednesday, you may be able to still do it.
I like this mic. There is an audience and with great sight lines you can record video of your sets anywhere in the room.
Soulful Soups: Second and last Wednesday of the month 10pm. I have never performed here, but I have sat and watched. This is a mixed mic, and it leans very heavy towards music, so don’t expect a hushed crowd when you walk up to sling your dick jokes. You could be a featured performer for the night and get some soup. I heard it’s very good.
Red Dragon: Sign up at 6:30 for a 7pm show. This is not the one downtown, but the one in the Hillyard neighborhood. This is every other Thursday
The District: Sign up starts at around 7:30 for a 8pm (ish) start time. 2.0 open mic is what it’s called, and it was the newest open mic until T’s came around. Hosted by the myth Ken McComb, it is a great room to do a longer set, but don’t expect a lot of people in the audience. It is sparsely attended, and that could be because the place is only open for about three or four days out of the week. Those that do wander in will usually sit further back in the room so it will still seem as though only the comedians are paying attention. I like this room because you can work on longer bits that you can’t at Spokane Comedy Club.
Neato Burrito: The oldest running open mic in Spokane, sign ups start around 9:30 with the show starting at around 10. This mic is right down the street from The district so if you still have some comedy in you, you should stop in. Casey Strain is the host and this has become the longest running open mic in all the land. Attendance seems to be in waves. You never know how many people will be in there when you get up. You can perform a longer set here, but the audience is a little more tight than other mics in the area. It used to be much worse, but now going up and doing your thing isn’t as bad. I like that it is a later mic so you tend to see more of the night life roaming around Spokane. Also grab a burrito and a drink.
Red Dragon: Sign ups at 7:30pm with a 8pm showtime. This mic has had its ups and downs for a while now. It used to be a year round mic, but this past summer was the first time they stopped. It is back on, but I haven’t personally been able to get down there. They may not be the audience you want, but they are the audience you get. Darryl Burns host the show, and for the most part things are pretty smooth. This was not how it was years ago. It was the wild west of open mics when it first started. It was not unheard of for someone to get cursed out while they were on stage…or worse! Now, if you can handle a little noise from the people frustrated that they can’t play pool, or the “whispers” of a former pimp in the corner, then this can be a great mic.
These are all the open mics in Spokane. A couple may be missing because I either thought they were too heavy on music or I just don’t know about it. Thanks to Ryan McComb for the help in putting this together. Now get out there and get your funny on!