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Open Mic Magazine: Perks of Being a Veteran Comic

One whole year of Open Mic Magazine, every Monday for 53 weeks straight! We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have.We’re going to be going on break for a bit, OMM might return as a monthly posting in the near future. TBD!In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy our extensive back catalog…

Open Mic Magazine: When Terrible People Run Great Rooms

You can’t just “Be Funny” in 2018, you gotta play the game! In this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine, learn how to handle the comedian’s worst enemy: other comedians! Pick yours up in that Scene Thread you can’t read because the original poster blocked you four months ago.

Open Mic Magazine: Longer Sets Higher Energy

If you’re interested in advertising in Open Mic Magazine, you either need to be recommended by another full-page advertiser or you can hand out copies of the magazine on a street corner and maybe we’ll run your ad at the end. Prime advertising space, comedians are an extremely valuable audience as they are mostly men…

Open Mic Magazine: The Worst Mic Of Your Life

Who among you would dare to sign up for the Tuesday night Open Mic at Chuckle Junction Comedy Club and Laundromat? Only $10 for comedians, unless you get 4 friends to pay and then it’s FREE!

Open Mic Magazine: Holy Shit, Laughs!

Every once in a while, it just comes together. Don’t question what you did better this time or how you can do it again, just revel in your victory with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the place you “always crush” but you actually did for real this one time.

Open Mic Magazine: When Are You Going On?

Comedy is all about likability, and who likes you more than the friends you already have? Use them while you still have them with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the water cooler where suddenly nobody will make eye contact with you anymore.

Open Mic Magazine: The Best Ways To Check Your Notes Without the Crowd Noticing You

What else were we going to write about…. uh… hold on…. what did we write here… Notes? What did we mean by- oh wait now we remember, right, this one. Stare directly at the stool instead of the audience with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at that writer’s group you…

Open Mic Magazine: Finding the Perfect Venue

Location, location, location! Who needs a Comedy Club when we have a perfectly good Mexican restaurant corner to perform in? Scout out the perfect mic spot with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at that place that would rather book a crappy garage band than book your open mic.

Open Mic Magazine: St Hedberg’s Home for Orphaned Premises

We interrupt your regularly scheduled magazine covers to bring attention to a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. Pledge today and receive a free tote-bag, which we know we promised you but we didn’t make enough at the door. We’ll get you next time, okay?

Open Mic Magazine: All The Best Comics Write On Stage

Are the words just not coming to you this week? Never fear, Open Mic Magazine is here! They’re your five minutes and you’re gonna use all of them, writing be damned! Pick yours up at that place you’re not even sure if you’ll go up at tonight.

Open Mic Magazine: Crowdwork For One

No crowd? No problem! It’s not “empty,” it’s “intimate!” Learn how to nail it for nobody with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up on the Facebook Event Page that they put up half an hour before the show was scheduled to start.

Open Mic Magazine: What To Do With Your Life When There’s No Mic Tonight

Happy Labor Day! Be sure to celebrate at tonight’s- wait, what? Cancelled? But… what? What are we supposed to do now? Surely SOME mics are still on tonight, right? Will anyone even be there? Find out with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up… tomorrow, we guess.

Open Mic Magazine: Could Bar Tabs Be Better Than Money?

Nothing says “positive reinforcement” quite like making light of your growing alcoholism! Who needs a personality, just talk about getting wasted with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up in the office bathroom you’re throwing up in the next day.

Open Mic Magazine: Comedy as Therapy?

Why “punch up” or “punch down” when you could punch IN? Feel terrible about yourself despite their laughter with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up in the comments section of a weird 2am vaguebook post.

Open Mic Magazine: Are Roast Battles the Future of Comedy?

No more Mr. Tight Five, comedy’s hottest trend is ROAST BATTLING! Some people you don’t know saying random mean shit about some people you don’t know? It practically markets itself! Become the roast master with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the nearest open mic where someone is “practicing their…

Open Mic Magazine: Get the Perfect Submission Tape

You OBVIOUSLY have the jokes, the only thing holding you back from fame and stardom is your bad tape! Stop blaming your bad jokes for your lack of bookings, and START reading this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the address listed in this 240p shaky cell phone video.

Open Mic Magazine: Great Open Mic With No Budget

Just because it’s for practice, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t still look professional! Give your mic a makeover with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up in an unlit corner of the loudest bar in town.

Heckler Quarterly: We’re Helping

We were having a perfectly normal Open Mic Magazine this week, but we were unfortunately interrupted part way by our arch-nemeses, Heckler Quarterly. Security would not remove them from the premises, as they were buying plenty of drinks and ultimately that’s all that matters. Pick yours up wherever you dropped your hopes and dreams.

Open Mic Magazine: The Natural Predator of the Open Mic…Sports

Whether it’s Football or Futbol, nothing ruins a night of comedy quite like THE BIG GAME. It’s a sad day when people would rather watch the World Cup instead of enjoying yet another “killer lineup!” Make the right call with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine. Pick yours up wherever someone is claiming to…

Open Mic Magazine: Classic Mic Looks for Any Season!

Your look says a lot about your comedy, so make sure you look exactly the same as everyone else on the lineup with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the place that guy got stabbed for wearing shorts on stage.

Open Mic Magazine: Mic Cancelled

We regret to inform you that this week’s Open Mic Magazine has been cancelled. We know that it’s 10 minutes before it would have started but we feel this single Facebook post is enough warning. If you drove all the way here to pick up your issue, that’s on you. Open Mic Magazine will return…

Open Mic Magazine: Open Mic Signup

First? Fourth? Twenty-second? It matters more than you’d think! Check out our comprehensive review of the first twelve spots on every Open Mic Signup Sheet! Pick yours up at that place where nobody knows where the pen went even though it was JUST here.

Open Mic Magazine: The Incredible Adventures of “Hey, Great Set”-Man

It’s a bomb, it’s a laugh, no… it’s the paragon of the local comedy scene, “HEY GREAT SET”-MAN! Can our hero defeat his arch-nemeses, “A Genuinely Supportive Community” and save his own ego? Find out in this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the comic book store that someone thought it…

Open Mic Magazine: Finding a Work/Work Balance

Sure, doing an open mic is great, but what about the other twelve hours in the day? Get some great tips for surviving during the daylight with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at that place you dread going to every day. No, not the open mic, the other one.

Open Mic Magazine: In Loving Memory of Those Who Have Quit Standup

We here at Open Mic Magazine would like to take a moment of silence on this Memorial Day to remember those comics who are no longer with us, not because they died, but because they are dead to us. They’re in a better place now. Tag an ex-comic to pay disrespects. — with Joe Medoff.

Open Mic Magazine: Comedian Seeking Comedian Personals Section!

You can only write jokes about being single for so long before it gets old. Write jokes about being in a relationship and then inevitably write jokes about breaking up and then write jokes about being single again with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up from the person who catfished you…

Open Mic Magazine: Podcast Network

Finally, the Podcast Network that NOBODY asked for! We’ve gathered the best Comedy Podcasts with TENS of downloads each week, all under one roof! These podcasts all have amazing 5-star reviews on iTunes written by the hosts themselves! HOURS of content, with MINUTES of entertainment! Poor mic quality! No editing whatsoever! We’ve got it all!…

Open Mic Magazine: Always Be Biting

Opportunity can strike at any time, and that’s why it’s important to always be “on”! Your roommate Steve’s girlfriend could be the key to your BIG BREAK! Be prepared with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up outside the bar where that one comic won’t stop soft-pitching premises at you before the…

Open Mic Magazine: Thinking About Doing Comedy

Have you been considering trying standup comedy? With our help, you can continue telling actual comedians that you’d be great at comedy, but never actually try it yourself! Nut up or shut up with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine. Pick yours up at your nearest break room where that one coworker slays every…

Open Mic Magazine: The Mixed Mic Survival Guide

There’s more places to get stage time than just Comedy Mics. Coffee Shop mixed mics are often packed full of non-comedian audience members just waiting for you to disappoint them. Learn the secrets to performing for a completely sober audience with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up wherever there’s a way…

Open Mic Magazine: When Does the Band Start?

I saw a flyer for Open Mic Magazine and I thought that sounded fun, but.. I don’t really get it. Is it supposed to be comedy? It’s comedy… ABOUT comedy? Like, what? It’s just kind of… sad. I miss when this page did Karaoke on Mondays. Let’s go to the Minion Meme page next door.…

Booked Showcase Magazine: How to Tell If You’re Too Good for Open Mics

Yeah, we don’t really DO Open Mic Magazine anymore, we’ve just been so busy being booked on like one show a month. You know, that working comic life and all. You too can get this air of pointless superiority in this week’s issue of Booked Showcase Magazine! Pick yours up for $10 online or $12…

Open Mic Magazine: The 10 Commandments of Christian Comedy

Truly, no one has ever been more persecuted than Christian Comedians. America hates us just because we’re really obnoxious about our moral superiority. Well SOME OF US can get laughs without CURSING. Praise the Lord in the most annoying manner possible with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine. Pick yours up at the strip…

Open Mic Magazine: Hot Tips For Perfect Stage Photo

Sometimes, the hardest part of doing comedy is making sure that people know you do comedy. Show them that you’re not a real comedian, you just play one on Facebook with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up wherever you like to loudly name-drop comedians you’ve been in the same room as,…

Open Mic Magazine: Is PC Culture Killing Comedy?

The blogs are right, folks: Comedy is DYING, and the best way to save it is to take all of the energy we could be using to write new material and waste it by debating on the internet. Find out what’s REALLY killing comedy inside this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up…

Open Mic Magazine: Joking, Not Even Once

As the number of new comedians grows to epidemic-levels, we’d like to take this week to share an important PSA. Just one hit of stagetime can be enough to turn a normal upstanding citizen into a flannel-wearing stool-humping comedy addict, asking everyone they know “hey man, can I bum a 5-minute spot?” If you or…

Open Mic Magazine: Anything With Scribbles On It Is Worth Keeping

We forgot to prepare for this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine, so we just scribbled it down real quick on a bar napkin. If we put it on the stool just right, nobody will notice when we obviously crane our necks down to look at it. Totally professional. Pick yours up from the trash…

Open Mic Magazine: Military and Comedy

It’s easy for America to forget what an important service our comedians provide for this country. Sure, they love them when they’re out on Netflix, but when people see a comedian at a local bar? It’s as if they’re not even there. This week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine goes out to them, the TRUE…

Open Mic Magazine: Obscure City Nickname Comedy Festival

We regret to inform you that you were not selected to perform in this year’s Obscure City Nickname Comedy Festival. We just had SO many great acts submit this year, we didn’t even bother looking at your video. Make sure you check out our great lineup featuring all of our friends that we like better…

Open Mic Magazine: Jokes Don’t Offend People, Comedians Offend People

This week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine is brought to you by a very generous donation from the National Shock Comics Association. Of course, we would never let this affect our integrity as journalists, you can rest assured that our reporting will remain as neutral and unbiased as ever. Pick yours up at your local…

Open Mic Magazine: Stop Running the Light

Comedy is a serious and respectable business, and we feel that’s reflected in the new completely-original not-stolen format of this week’s Open Mic Magazine. Pick yours up at your local show that’s running an hour over-time because everybody forgot the “tight” part of their tight five. New issues every Monday.

Open Mic Magazine: Every Comedy Show Poster

The poster is the most important part of any comedy show! Here are some hot tips to pack out your room every time, from your friends here atOpen Mic Magazine! * Don’t forget to share your poster to every comedy group in your local area. Never mind that those groups are full of other comedians…

Open Mic Magazine: Local Scene Drama

It’s a dog-eat-dog scene out there. Show them that the only thing holding you back is every other comedian with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up outside your local bar where all the comics are smoking and whining about PC culture. New definitely-real issues every Monday.

Open Mic Magazine: You Should be Headlining

Prove to the world that your overconfidence is completely unearned by going all-in on this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at your favorite place to post a “killin’ it” selfie after bombing hard for six minutes straight.

Open Mic Magazine: Attack of the 15 Minute Bomb!

SHOCKING! TERRIFYING! These are just SOME of the great adjectives that describe this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! You won’t want to miss these STUPENDOUS STORIES ABOUT STANDUP, based on TRUE EVENTS! Pick yours up at the old soda shop that all the cool kids hang out at because it’s the 1940’s and standup…

Open Mic Magazine: Improv Jam

This week we have a special issue from our definitely-real sister magazine, you’re not allowed to say no to this week’s issue of Improv Jam Magazine! Only $475 for an 8-week subscription, with one graduation issue at the end. Pick yours up wherever you can find ten people wearing the exact same neon t-shirt!

Open Mic Magazine: Happy New Year

2018 is going to be totally different from last year even though you’re going to do the exact same things! Make sure your comedy career takes off in the new year with this weeks issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up deep in the toilet you threw up in after getting blackout drunk at…

Open Mic Magazine: Christmas Edition

Well I was at work the other day and this crazy thing happened and I thought to myself “You know, my life really could be a TV show!” You had to be there. You can use that one if you want, just remember us when you’re famous! Don’t forget to stop by grandma’s and pick…

Open Mic Magazine: Never Bomb Again!

Show the audience that they don’t deserve a comedian as good as you anyway with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the nearest room where you walked the only two non-comedians there that night!

Open Mic Magazine: Women Are Funny

This next issue is for the LAAAADY COMICS. Get all the notes you never asked for in this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at your favorite spot to be bumped because you won’t date the host.

Open Mic Magazine: Exclusive Interview With An Actual Comedian At Comedy

Stumped on how to trick audience members into coming to your show? Get our exclusive tips in this weeks edition of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at your nearest bar that’s way more interested in football rather than comedy.

Open Mic Magazine: They Humped Me!

You won’t want to miss this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Names are named! What’s comedy without drama? Pick yours up at your local coffee shop where the customers wish you weren’t there!

Open Mic Magazine: So Your Hero’s a Sex Creep

Show your parents that yes, you really ARE a comedian in this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick up your copy at any sad empty bar near you!New definitely real issues every Monday.

Open Mic Magazine: Perks of Being a Veteran Comic

One whole year of Open Mic Magazine, every Monday for 53 weeks straight! We hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. We’re going to be going on break for a bit, OMM might return as a monthly posting in the near future. TBD! In the meantime, please feel free to enjoy our extensive…

Open Mic Magazine: When Terrible People Run Great Rooms

You can’t just “Be Funny” in 2018, you gotta play the game! In this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine, learn how to handle the comedian’s worst enemy: other comedians! Pick yours up in that Scene Thread you can’t read because the original poster blocked you four months ago.

Open Mic Magazine: Longer Sets Higher Energy

If you’re interested in advertising in Open Mic Magazine, you either need to be recommended by another full-page advertiser or you can hand out copies of the magazine on a street corner and maybe we’ll run your ad at the end. Prime advertising space, comedians are an extremely valuable audience as they are mostly men…

Open Mic Magazine: The Worst Mic Of Your Life

Who among you would dare to sign up for the Tuesday night Open Mic at Chuckle Junction Comedy Club and Laundromat? Only $10 for comedians, unless you get 4 friends to pay and then it’s FREE!

Open Mic Magazine: Holy Shit, Laughs!

Every once in a while, it just comes together. Don’t question what you did better this time or how you can do it again, just revel in your victory with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the place you “always crush” but you actually did for real this one time.

Open Mic Magazine: When Are You Going On?

Comedy is all about likability, and who likes you more than the friends you already have? Use them while you still have them with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at the water cooler where suddenly nobody will make eye contact with you anymore.

Open Mic Magazine: The Best Ways To Check Your Notes Without the Crowd Noticing You

What else were we going to write about…. uh… hold on…. what did we write here… Notes? What did we mean by- oh wait now we remember, right, this one. Stare directly at the stool instead of the audience with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at that writer’s group you…

Open Mic Magazine: Finding the Perfect Venue

Location, location, location! Who needs a Comedy Club when we have a perfectly good Mexican restaurant corner to perform in? Scout out the perfect mic spot with this week’s issue of Open Mic Magazine! Pick yours up at that place that would rather book a crappy garage band than book your open mic.

Open Mic Magazine: St Hedberg’s Home for Orphaned Premises

We interrupt your regularly scheduled magazine covers to bring attention to a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts. Pledge today and receive a free tote-bag, which we know we promised you but we didn’t make enough at the door. We’ll get you next time, okay?

Open Mic Magazine: All The Best Comics Write On Stage

Are the words just not coming to you this week? Never fear, Open Mic Magazine is here! They’re your five minutes and you’re gonna use all of them, writing be damned! Pick yours up at that place you’re not even sure if you’ll go up at tonight.

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