I went to the Wednesday night open mic again this week, which felt like a regrettable decision soon after the show started. The audience wasn’t warming up and I felt the emcee was really trying too hard and it just wasn’t going to happen.
I decided to do some of my regular solid material, but after watching other regular comics do the same and ultimately come up short I knew it was the audience and there wasn’t much I’d be able to do to change it.
That’s why almost all open mics are forgettable, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing at times. You’ll definitely have more shitty open mics than good ones, and everyone forgets about both!
Next week I’m headed back to my regular Tuesday mic. It’s a show up / sign up mic so there’s a chance I won’t make the list. That is one good thing about the Wednesday mic is that you sign up in advance and know a few days ahead of time if you made it. I signed up for it next week already because the club is under new management so I want to continue to be “seen” there for a while in hopes of eventually getting a hosting spot.