It is always a sad time when accessible stage time is taken away from newer comedians that desperately need it. Especially show and go time, it is essential to one's development. Comedians in areas with very little stage time tend to come across unpolished and sometimes crass. But don't worry, even with clubs closing, there are some great shows and opportunities for comics to get on stage coming up. Seeing a show can be just as important as being a part of one. It is important to seek out industry and rub elbows as they say.
The closings this month were Catch A Rising Star, Lincoln. Which has moved but now only features one show a week and it is pre booked.
Christopher's Deli in Cranston, RI has also cancelled it's weekly show and go. With any luck, organizers will be speaking with the new ownership and it will come back in a few months. One can dream.
In the meantime, work on you craft and check out a show as well.
newport ri comedy presents: STand up to stand out (open contest)
The folks at Newportcomedy.com and the Newport Summer Comedy Series have announced a new contest for newer comedians to showcase their talent and grace the stage of this Thirteen Year strong series with national headliners and features.
Think you’re funny? Enter our “Stand Up to Stand Out” Contest
We’re looking for budding comic talent to show off to the world. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a comedian? Then show us your stuff. Record a short video (less than 2 minutes) of yourself, post it to YouTube or Vimeo, and fill out this form.
There is also a full listing of prizes on the site. Good Luck Everyone!
last comix standing: season 4, foxwoods ct.
From the management, as posted in the Facebook group, Fellow Stand-ups.
So excited about our new website for Last COMIX Standing Contest. It looks great. [Thanks] Mike Holmes for helping us put this together. Signups still available for about another [Two] months. Don't miss out on your chance to be crowned the Last COMIX Standing. Check out the website and make sure u sign up for the contest. This is the one of the best ways to get future work at Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club & Bar. Sign up, do well, get booked for weekends. It's that simple. Everyone who gets accepted will be featured on the website as well. That's pretty cool. So sign up. Right now.... http://lastcomixstanding.com/
Stage Openings and current available stage time
THURSDAYS: A new Open Mic. Show and Go Style. Sign ups are at 7:30pm. Show at 8:30pm
Nostalgia Bar and Grille Lounge, 557 Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI
The first open mic here is Thursday, March 27th. There will eventually be showcases here as well. The first one is April 17th.
SUNDAYS: A fairly new Show and Go Open Mic. Sign ups at 7pm show around 7:30pm
Stevie D's, 80 Manville Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI
Oldies but goodies:
Mondays: Booked open mic with Comedy Factory RI.
Click link above to contact the booker, John Perotta. 8pm show
Last Tuesday of every month: Show and go open mic. 8pm sign ups. 9pm show
The Salon, 57 Eddy St. Providence, RI