The Laughing Buddha Comedy Open Mics are widely recognized for their supportive vibe and quality stage time, giving you a chance to work out new material or polish your act. We welcome comics of all levels, and it’s a great place to make your stand up debut!
It is always best to reserve or pre-pay to guarantee your spot. If registration is full or if you’re not sure you can definitely attend, you may try for a walk in/ standby spot. Priority goes to comics with guests, Bonus Mic Chips, and those enrolled in classes.
We host daily Mics in multiple venues:
- The Buddha Room at Klimat Lounge | 77 E. 7th St.
- Greenwich Village Comedy Club | 99 Macdougal St.
- Eastville Downtown Brooklyn (coming Soon)
*Please do not register for back to back mics*
You may try for a walk in/ stand by spot in as many Mics as you like except Fri. and Sat. 8:30 and 10:30
Our Open Mics invite comics to work out their material in a supportive environment.
Our Mics/Shows (later slots) often include an audience, so at these shows, we refrain from using notes on stage and ask you to bring your “A” game.
Klimat events offer free appetizers after all Mics.
There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges for pre paid mics. You must make sure you can attend and be on time before registering. Canceling more that 2 mics a month may result in a loss of booking privileges.
Friday 8:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat w/ special guest Janeane Garofalo!
Friday 10:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat:
Saturday 6:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat
Saturday 8:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat
Saturday 10:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat
Wednesday 4:30 Open Mic @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (7 Minute Mic)
Wednesday 6:30 Open Mic @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Wednesday 8:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Wednesday 10:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Thursday 4:30 Open Mic @ The Buddha Room at Klimat
Thursday 6:30 Open Mic @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Thursday 8:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Thursday 10:30 Mic/Show @ The Buddha Room at Klimat (Pre-paid)
Comics must be at least 18 years of age to perform, 16 if they’re accompanied by an adult.
here's the deal...
Excessive cancellations are damaging. They cause our Mics to not be full, prevent other comics from registering that might even be bringing guests, and cause us to risk losing our privileges with our venues. If you are new to stand up, you will learn there are no guarantees in this business; not as a comic and not as producers.
When you cancel, a simple “please cancel 6:30 Mic at The Buddha Room at Klimat” is sufficient. It’s great that you have a valid excuse, but we just need to know you won’t be there so someone else can register in your place.
Please do not book multiple Mics at the start of the registration period and then cancel numerous times. In other words, don't secure your place and then decide later which you will attend. Comics doing this will lose their booking privileges.
Please do not register for two consecutive Mics. You may try for stand by in the mic before or after the one you registered for; this allows everyone to have access to our stages. We are currently looking for more space and hope to allow you to register for whatever you wish in the future.
Our stand by list is not first come first served. Comics taking classes, attending with guests, or supporting our New Talent Industry Shows have priority.
When you check in for a Mic at Klimat you must head downstairs when the staff announces seating. Comics lingering upstairs or going down only to hear if their name is called and again hanging out upstairs will not be put up, not have their $5 refunded and will lose all booking privileges including walk in.
Our hosts are not the police, they are trying to be comics just like you. Please allow them to focus on their craft the way you wish to.
When you see the host approaching the stage your time is up. You will get the light with one minute left, please acknowledge it and rap up your set. Your set is not finished when you finish your bit. It’s a mic, not a one man show at Madison Square Garden.
Phone use is prohibited in the room. If you need to check or use your phone please step out of the room.
Upon finishing your set, you are not required to stay, but we highly encourage you to do so. It’s common courtesy, respect to your fellow comedians and the number one principle that has formed our community. You will also have priority on walk in should you be on a list with others known to not be as supportive.
Please be understanding it is not a perfect system and our staff does their very best to keep things fair and follow our procedures.
Once again, we thank you for your support and hope you understand these guidelines are necessary to keep our Mics and YOUR stage time running smoothly!
Open Mic Booking Guidelines
Each mic has its own registration link above. Click on the link to register for that mic. You will receive a confirmation email, unless we are full, in which case you may try for a walk in spot.
If you receive an email stating that we are full, or if registration is closed, you may still try for a walk in spot by signing up 15 minutes before each Mic. Remember priority goes to comics taking classes at our school, performing at our new talent and industry shows, or bringing guests to the mic. New comics also get priority booking on Open Mics. Veteran comics get priority on Mic/Shows.
*You must email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel your spot. Please remember there is usually a waiting list to perform. You are only allowed two cancels per month, even with notice.
Comics pay a $5 cover charge and a one item minimum. On 8:30 - 10:30 weekend mics guests pay a $10 cover and one item minimum. There is no drink minimum at the Stand.
Spots are generally 5 minutes, unless we are at capacity, in which case spots will be 4.5 minutes, but you will have a larger audience.
The same “No notes, no phones” rule will apply for comics and audience. You may use notes on stage during the earlier mics, 4:30PM to 6:30PM/. We do not allow notes on stage for the Mic/Shows.
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Laughing Buddha Comedy was founded on the principle that we all support each other, that includes inviting your friends. An audience helps our mics feel like shows and the result is quality stage time for all!
Same as an open mic except NO NOTES OR PHONES ARE ALLOWED ON STAGE: This will be strictly enforced
For walk in veteran comics and those with chips and/ or guests receive priority booking.
Spots will be 5 minutes, unless we are at capacity, in which case spots will 4.5 minutes