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OPEN MIC GUIDELINES

OUR SCHEDULE

We run 7 open mics per week at Black Cat LES coffee shop located at the 172 Rivington Street, New York. Mondays at 7 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7pm and 9 pm. Please be on time as we like to start the mic without delays. Check-in for each mic starts 15 minutes before the open mic begins. List of available open mics will be released EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT for next week's schedule in order to avoid premature reservations. You can also follow us on Instagram @cotlcomedy and check our stories where we post updates in real time. 

DON'T SEE AN OPEN MIC FOR A CERTAIN DATE?

 

There are a few reasons for it.

1) The schedule hasn't been published yet (wait for Sunday evening).

2) The open mic on that day is canceled. We make an effort to inform comics and audience in such situations and to update this page regularly. Any update will be on the bottom of this guideline. The cancellations happen rarely. Most of the time open mics are happening every week at the same time. 

RESERVATIONS

Use the form below to reserve your spot. Please only sign up for open mics you know for sure you can attend.  ​This is a paid open mic. Each comic will be required to pay $6 (cash) for 5-7 minutes of stage time. The payment will be accepted at the check in. Stage time is determined based on the number of comics scheduled to perform, but nobody gets less than 5 minutes of stage time. 

WAITLIST FOR WALK-INS

In case you didn't sign up online you can be added to the wait list as a walk-in at the venue. To be considered for walk-in spot you have to be at the venue at least 20 minutes before the mic starts. I start calling walk-ins usually 10 minutes before the mic starts. Please don't email us or DMs about the walk-in spots. You have to be at the venue to get on the waitlist. 

CANCELLATIONS

In case you need to cancel your booked spot, check your reservation email. The CANCEL button will be at the bottom of that email. Canceling your spot should be done at least 90 MINUTES before the scheduled time (5:30 PM for 7 PM open mic and 7:30 PM for 9PM open mic) in order to give other comics an opportunity to book their spot and get to the venue on time. Comics who have a habit of signing up for open mics, not canceling them properly, and not showing up to booked mics will not be allowed to make online reservations for several months. All outstanding bookings will automatically be canceled. Instead they will have to try their luck as a walk-in in order to get on stage. 

HAVE A QUESTION NOT COVERED IN THIS GUIDELINE? CONTACT US HERE!

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