Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kirkland Laughs Comedy Spot Open Mic - A Big Comedy Club Experience On With A Unique Twist

Laughs Comedy Spot - Tuesday Night Open Mic at 8:30pm

(425) 823-6306
12099 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Have you ever been to a big comedy club to see a big name comedian perform? No? Well, you really should add this to your monthly entertainment calendar. If it's been longer than a few months, then you owe it to yourself get out there and explore your local comedy clubs.

Now, you might be saying to yourself, "Whoa, you think I'm made of money? You think I can go plopping down cash for me and my date for a big comedy club every month? Plus drinks, and food? You're crazy!". No, actually I'm saying that you can head to your local comedy club EVERY WEEK! That's right, I said every week.

The cool thing about Laughs, is that every Tuesday night they have their open mic events. This means that they allow new comics as well as professionals get on stage and entertain you. It's generally a time when comics might try out their new material that they're working on. You get to be entertained by anywhere from 10 to 15 comics. Each doing about 3 to 5 minutes of their new material.

This is great for you on many levels. First, you get in the club for free. That's right, there's no cover to get in and enjoy an entire night of loads and loads of comics. They also have great drink and food specials on that night (Currently $2 Buds, $3 Hefs, and $2 Starving Artist Menu of food items). So, how great is that for a night out? Now, you see how you can get out to the comedy club every week on the cheap, be entertained and learn about the upcoming featured acts that will be there throughout the week or month. You might learn that the latest winner of Last Comic Standing is coming there for a show in a week or one of your other favorite featured comics from HBO, Shotwime, Comedy Channel, etc.

Look what a reviewer said on InsiderPages.com:
I like the fact that there are no fried foods and the kitchen has always been accommodating of some special dietary needs I have. While I enjoy being able to see a headliner like Greg Behrendt, it is also just as much fun to see new comics and pros try out their material at open mic night. It makes me appreciate the effort that goes into putting together a routine. I think it's great that there is this sort of venue on the Eastside, close to where I live, and that I always feel welcome when I go there.
Another cool difference in watching open mic's every week is that you sometimes get a chance to see the same comedians more than once. You'll often find them talkative after the show and open to feedback when you tell them how much you enjoyed their performance. One frequent feature, host and open mic comic at Laughs BJ Boshes blogs about his experiences and says:
...Sometimes you get people at the shows that have seen me a couple times and are able to offer some good feedback on the new jokes they liked, which can be fun...

Here's a clip of BJ doing his thing at Laughs:

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