Whoever you are, wherever you are, go out and support your local open mic comedy night.
Sure there are slow nights, but I went yesterday and it was hopping. This audience paid five bucks, got to see some very promising newcomers but also got see a great number of professional comics in to work on new material. And mind you this was in Sacramento, NOT LA or SF or NYC. The highlight for me was a late night set by the always amazing Mike E. Winfield.
And, I got to say, I did pretty darn good my own self as did John Ross, our Christian. I was stoked at doing almost all new stuff and having it hit hard. Good times.
I'll be hitting another open mic tonight. See you there?