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This weekly started at Parramatta's Crown Hotel (hence the name) in 2015, but now lives in Lewisham. The night mixes sets from emerging and established comics with open mic (sign-up from 6.30pm for a 5-minute slot). All genres are welcome – including improv and sketch.
Ben Kochan and Jamie Kirk run this show every Sunday at Redfern's Eveleigh Hotel, with a night of stand-up featuring up and comers alongside proven giggle merchants.
This weekly night at Redfern's Tudor Hotel features a local emcee and short sets by emerging comics, but also has a bunch of spots for open mic – sign up by 5pm if you want to have a go.
This weekly open mic night has been running upstairs at Hotel Sweeneys since late 2015, and is booked by comedian Jamie Kirk.
Comedians Jamie Kirk and Ben Kochan host this open mic room, previously called POS Comedy; but it's still a space for comics to try new material and develop their craft in an intimate room (40 max audience).
Can you escape in time?
The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out. Each room has a different theme and stimulates all senses, demanding a variety of problem-solving skills. Time Out took the challenge of visiting nine rooms in the city. Whether we got out in time? Well, that's a different matter.