The best open mic nights in Sydney

Whether you want to try out fresh material or just watch it, these are the best nights to check out.
Mug and Kettle Comedy open mic photo from March 2015 (c) Time Out Sydney photographer credit Anna Kucera
Photograph: Anna Kucera Mug & Kettle Comedy
By Time Out editors |
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Sydney has a fairly healthy open mic scene these days, with several popular weeklies where you can sign up on the night – rather than hustle the promoter to get your foot in the door. Here are four we recommend. 

Looking for a post-show drink? Sydney's best bars will keep you going, and grab a late night snack and one of our faves.

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MONDAYS: Cactus Juice

icon-location-pin Newtown Hotel, Newtown
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Comedians Jamie Kirk and Ben Kochan host this open mic room, previously called POS Comedy.

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TUESDAYS: Sweeney's Comedy

icon-location-pin Hotel Sweeney's, Sydney
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Comedian Jamie Kirk books this Tuesday weekly open mic night in Sydney CBD.

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THURSDAYS: Tudor Comedy

icon-location-pin The Tudor Redfern, Redfern
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This weekly features a local emcee and short sets by emerging comics as well as open mic spots.

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THURSDAYS: Crown Comedy

icon-location-pin The Louis Hotel, Lewisham
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This weekly at Lewisham's Louis Hotel mixes longer stand-up sets from names you know with open mic.

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