Wiseguys Open Mic is a weekly showcase of Utah's best up-and-coming performers. Each show is a hilarious mix of professionals working on new material, amateur comedians working on their chops, and first-timers being thrown in the mix.
Wiseguys Open Mic is held every Wednesday at 7:00pm at our Downtown SLC club. Doors open for seating at 6pm. Must Be 21+ w Valid ID to Enter.
How do I sign up?
Please email email@example.com and request a spot on the next open mic. You may submit one email request for yourself only up to one week before the next scheduled open mic. You may not request a spot several weeks in advance of the night you'd like to perform. Anyone interested in performing on Open Mic night must send in an email request; there are no longer sign-ups the night of the show. If you are selected to do a spot, we will respond to your email. It is up to you to check your email.
If you are a comic visiting from out of town, please email us and we will try to make room for you. All performers must be aged 21 or older.
How will I know if I'm on the show?
We will respond via email to everyone who will be on the open mic no later than 6pm the Tuesday before open mic. If you are selected, feel free to invite friends and family to come watch and support your performance. Admission is $5 for audience members and free for performers. It is your responsibility to check your email to see if you've been selected.
What if I'm not chosen to be on the show?
We do our best to give everyone an opportunity to perform but we can't always squeeze everyone on to the show because of high demand. If you are not selected to perform, keep sending in email requests. Be persistent and patient (and nice) and we will make sure you have an opportunity to take the stage. If you’re not selected, please come to the show and support anyway. Your support of the other open mic performers is noticed and appreciated and won’t hurt your chances to be selected for a future open mic.
Stand-by List: If any spots become available at 6pm on Open Mic night, then a stand-by list will be made available for performers who aren't already scheduled for that evening. There are no guarantees that a stand-by list will be available each week and will be determined at 6pm if there is any available room to add performers on to the show.
*A certain number of open mic slots are made available to touring professional comedians. If you are wondering whether or not you’re a touring professional, you’re probably not a touring professional. (Keep working hard and you’ll get there though)
I'm on the list, now what?
You must check in at the front desk no later than 6pm otherwise your spot will be forfeited and given to someone waiting on the standby list. No-shows are less likely to be given future performance opportunities at open mic night.
All scheduled performers get 3 minutes on stage. Please stick to your time. Show order is random and determined by that evening's emcee. Be sure to watch the countdown clock! Respect the time, audience, and other comedians.
Please stay out of the staff's way as they are very busy. Stay clear of the aisles. Also, you should order from a server and tip them. It's the right thing to do and good karma.
Open Mic is used as a starting ground for many comics, as well as a place to practice new material for veteran comedians. Some jokes may kill, others may bomb, but it's always a good time. Be sure to support those appearing on stage; it's not as easy as you think! Sit down and watch the show from an empty seat in the showroom. You never know...you might learn something!
The Science of Getting High is a unique show by the self-described World's Dumbest Doctor Jonathan Falconer that combines the fun of stand-up comedy with the captivating neuroscience of altered states and illusions that illustrate the difference between our perception of the world and reality.
In addition to being a university pharmacology teacher, Jonathan’s been featured on comedy shows all across the U.S., New Zealand, Germany, and Australia. He has performed at the Idaho Laugh Fest, the Golden Spike Comedy Festival, and been featured on Radio New Zealand. He recently won the 2020 Mount Maunganui Comedy Competition and Best Comedian at the Dunedin Comedy Awards in 2020 and 2021. He also hosts a wildly unpopular Youtube show about drugs called The Science of Getting High.
Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and the taping went so well that he decided to move to NYC. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns. At the end of 2008, he shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special, which earned him a cult following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next ten years at 500 colleges across the country.
In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, where he was a writer and cast member for three seasons. That same year, he made his late night television debut on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.
Currently, Pete is a cast member of TruTV’s Greatest Ever and he hosts his own segment on Nickelodeon’s Nick Toons, in co-ordination with the NFL, called NFL Rush. He’s also a regular on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. And he starred in a documentary titled I Need You to Kill that is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
The Bucket List Open Mic is EVERY Tuesday at The Lounge at the Wiseguys Downtown SLC at the Gateway.
If you want to do a set, throw your name in the bucket, then do a 3 minute set when your name gets picked. It’s just that easy! Bucket List Open Mic show features a mix of professional comics, newbies, amateurs and of course, bucket-listers!
If you want your name in the bucket you must sign up in person no later than 7pm. The Lounge opens at 6:30pm. Feel free to come and hang out. Show starts at 7:30pm.
PS..The awesome Wiseguys Wednesday Open Mic is still gonna rock too! No changes to that. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lounge opens at 6:30pm. Feel free to come and hang out. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm and end at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Noel Miller's biting one-liners and topical social commentary has made him a force to be reckoned with in the comedy world. Between directing, touring, podcasting, music, and streaming, Noel's rise has been nothing short of meteoric. In addition to starring in popular YouTube series "That's Cringe," and comedy duo + podcast "Tiny Meat Gang" with fellow comedian Cody Ko, Noel has created successful series on his own, including his format around hit British reality show "Love Island." His broad reach has landed him deals with companies such as SeatGeek and Old Spice, as well as solo comedy gigs at colleges across the country. Noel has also found success in filmmaking as the creative mind behind "Tiny Meat Gang's" hit music videos including "Walk Man" and "Broke Bitch." Outside of music, Noel recently released his first short film, "Suki," a dark comedy about a relationship between a detective and a serial killer. Additionally, Noel has recently leaned into streaming, resulting in a rapidly growing Twitch following. He can be found racing on his driving simulator against pro Formula 1 drivers, or playing games such as Call of Duty: Warzone with hilarious and engaging commentary.
The Sunday Night Special is a curated show featuring some of the best of comedians in Utah. Expect a lineup of surprise drop in touring comedians, a mix of local favorites and emerging talent on one show on Sunday! Experience the comedy scene with comics you've seen feature for some of your favorite super stars at Wiseguys! Some are headliners, some are up and coming talent, but all will make you laugh for the ultimate date night or night out with friends.
Get tickets now, and prepare thyself for a night of laughter you'll never forget. This week's host is Andy Gold! Also appearing: Cheyenne Jackson, Kyle Lajeunesse, Willie Juan Johnson, Mark Labarge, Chuck Fury, Gabe Olson & more surprises!
Ed Bassmaster is the stage name of American YouTuber Edwin Rodriguez.His YouTube channel runs comedy videos where, as various characters, he pranks people or puts people into awkward situations. Bassmaster was also the star of the CMT reality-prank series, The Ed Bassmaster Show. In Bassmaster's videos, he is typically acting as one of his many characters: Chip Diamond, Always Teste, Skippy, Randy, Emillio, I-Work guy, Girard Douche, a CIA agent, Swollen Man, Hacker, Tequila, Mumbles, Bluetooth Man, Ugly Face, Bushman, and Zombie Face. Bassmaster began posting videos in 2006, and gained wide attention in 2015 with his and fellow YouTuber Jesse Wellens’ faux surveillance video purporting to show the destruction of the Canadian hitchhiking robot hitchBOT whose real-life destruction was not filmed. Some news organizations were fooled by the video. During the YouTube Comedy Week live event in 2013, Skippy, one of Bassmaster's characters, went on stage unannounced and was kicked out of the event. Ed has more recently started his own podcast on his YouTube channel, which started on 31 October 2019.
Through his relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery, Mark Normand is quickly becoming one of the most talked about comedians on the scene. He most recently self-released a one-hour special “Out To Lunch” on YouTube, which has quickly amassed over 1.2 million views. An extremely prolific stand-up, he previously had a one-hour and a half hour Comedy Central special and has made an unparalleled seven appearances on “Conan,” three appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and one appearance on both “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Mark can also be heard on his multiple appearances on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” dubbed by Jerry Seinfeld as the “best young up and coming comic,” or on his own podcast “Tuesdays with Stories.”
Born and raised in New Orleans, surprisingly to two normal parents, he spent most of his childhood making short films and wetting the bed.
Beginning as a stand-up comedian, Robinson first made his mark in the comedy circuit at the 1998 Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival. Now headlining venues and festivals across the country, he does both solo shows as well as full-band sets with his band, The Nasty Delicious.
Before deciding to pursue his comedy career full time, Robinson was a K-8 teacher in the Chicago Public School System. He earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his Masters of Education from St. Xavier University. It was while Craig was studying education in Chicago that he also discovered his love of acting and comedy when he joined the famed Second City Theatre.
Craig is best known for his portrayal of Daryl Philban in NBC's "The Office" but has also starred in such movies as "Dolemite Is My Name," "Knocked Up," "This Is The End," the "Hot Tub Time Machine" series, "Morris From America," "Tragedy Girls," "Dolemite Is My Name" with Eddie Murphy, "Timmy Failure," and "Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon" with Kate Hudson. Craig also starred in his very own sitcom, "Mr. Robinson" on NBC, as well as "Ghosted" on FOX.
Maria Bamford combines bizarre voice impressions, an ever-changing cast of characters, and a mishmosh of deadpan and high energy to create her unique, surreal comedic style. A favorite comic of the likes of Judd Apatow and Stephen Colbert, Bamford portrays her dysfunctional family and history of mental illness with hilarity and grace.
Career Highlights: "Maria Bamford: the special special" and "Old Baby" specials; web series "The Maria Bamford Show;" two half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" specials; roles in Comedy Central's "The Comedians of Comedy" and Netflix’s "Comedians of Comedy: The Movie;" voiceovers for Netflix’s "BoJack Horseman," Cartoon Network’s "Adventure Time," PBS’s "Word Girl," and Nickelodeon’s "Kung Fu Panda," and "Legend of Korra" among others.
Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic, and rapper. Redd is a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and currently stars in the NBC comedy, KENAN, opposite Kenan Thompson. He is set to star in the upcoming series BUST DOWN and has an hour long special in the works for HBO Max.
In 2018, Redd received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” opposite Andy Samberg, and also starred in the Netflix original comedy series, “Disjointed” opposite Kathy Bates. In 2017, Redd debuted his own half-hour episode of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents” and in 2019 released his debut stand-up album “But Here We Are.” Redd was featured as a roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin in 2019.
Redd can be seen in the comedy films “Deep Murder,” “The House,” and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.” On TV, Redd starred in the cult-classic series “Wet Hot American Summer” and was featured in NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” Additionally, Redd was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Redd was previously a performer at Chicago’s Second City.
Jackson Banks celebrates a decade in comedy by recording his debut comedy special, BRAIN-KISSER! 800lb Gorilla (Known for its work with comics like Marc Maron, Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes and more) will be recording the event! Don’t miss these two once in a lifetime shows!
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage.
Tom has released three stand-up specials, Human Mule, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, and Tom Papa Live in New York City. He is the host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly hour-long show exploring the funny side of life, sometimes with celebrity guests. In July 2019, Tom and Fortune Feimster started hosting the SiriusXM show What A Joke with Papa and Fortune.
On the small screen Tom co-starred with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which won 11 Emmys. Tom has also guest starred on The Jim Gaffigan Show and Inside Amy Schumer. Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Tom hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons.
When it comes to feature films, Tom was seen in Chris Rock’s film Top Five, he starred opposite Matt Damon in The Informant, and he appeared in Analyze That opposite Robert DeNiro. He also wrote and voiced some of the DreamWorks animated feature Bee Movie. Most recently, Tom was seen as the host on the Food Network’s Baked.
Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood. After cutbacks forced Adam to quit his syndicated self titled “Adam Carolla Show” broadcast on CBS radio, Adam started “The Adam Carolla Podcast” with only a computer and a microphone from his home office in February 2009. The podcast is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most downloaded show on the Internet receiving more than 25 million downloads a month and has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, Entrepreneur, the NY Times and the LA Times. This success has prompted Adam to launch an entire online network under the banner of Carolla Digital and PodCast One which produces over 200 of top ranked podcasts on iTunes.
Adam Carolla now plays theaters nationwide doing live audience podcast tapings of THE ADAM CAROLLA SHOW with newsgirl Gina Grad, sound effects guy Bald Bryan and special guests.
Adam Carolla Is Unprepared PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE STAND UP SHOWS
Adam Carolla is best known as a comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best-selling author. He currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most downloaded podcast.” The podcast now receives more than 30 million downloads a month.
Adam is now touring his new show, Adam Carolla Is Unprepared, in which Adam improvises a brand-new stand-up act nightly based on one-word audience suggestions pulled at random.
Adam became a New York Times best-selling author when his book, In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks, topped the charts for ten weeks. The audio version went straight to the #1 position on iTunes. He has since released two other New York Times Best Selling Books, Not Taco Bell Material and President Me.
Adam began his career on the nationally syndicated radio program Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky. MTV developed a television version of the show, which was co-hosted by Adam and Dr. Drew for five seasons (1996-2000).
With his partners Daniel Kellison and Jimmy Kimmel Adam created and starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002‐2005).
Adam also co-wrote, produced and starred in two independent feature length films: The Hammer (2007) and Road Hard (2015). Through his venture Chassy Media he produced the inspirational documentaries Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman, Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story, and The 24 Hour War.
A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show Race To Escape. Jimmy regularly appears on TBS’ Conan as a panel guest, but he has also been Conan’s go-to warm-up, field correspondent, sketch player and even fill-in cohost. He has also conducted some very unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com‘s “The Pardo Patrol.”
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-A-Thons have raised over one million dollars for the charity.
Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as Comedy Bang! Bang!, @Midnight, Maron and Monk. He has hosted National Lampoon’s Funny Money for Game Show Network, fiver seasons of AMC’s Movies at Our House, and episodes of NBC’s Late Friday, VH1’s The Surreal Life and The Playboy Morning Show. Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: Uno, Pompous Clown and Sprezzatura, which Entertainment Weekly named one of the Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.
Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. The six-season SNL alum is well known for his stellar impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many others. Pharoah also made a splash with his memorable character, Principal Daniel Frye, based on Pharoah's actual high school principal. Audiences got a taste of Jay’s dramatic side in Showtime’s WHITE FAMOUS and Steven Soderberg’s UNSANE, but he returns the funny in the upcoming 2 MINUTES OF FAME with Katt Williams. Previously, JAY dazzled with fun supporting roles in the Lionsgate/CBS Films comedy GET A JOB, opposite Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE, and Universal’s RIDE ALONG opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Jay’s voiced various roles on the animated series FAMILY GUY, BOJACK HORSEMAN, LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS, ROBOT CHICKEN, and the upcoming SUPERMANSION. He’s currently working on his second stand up special and headlines clubs and colleges throughout the country.
Joe Mr D Dombrowski is a comedian and kindergarten teacher best known for his viral social content where he humorously captures the chaos of elementary school. You'll probably recognize Joe for his Spelling Bee prank video which captured the hearts of 20 million people overnight. Since then Joe's comedy has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Pickler & Ben, BuzzFeed just to name a few. This summer, Joe will be performing at comedy clubs and theaters across the country on his Schools Out For Summer Tour. You can find him online at @mrdtimes3 or download his podcast “Social Studies”, where Joe laughs you through the wild world of his kindergarten classroom.
Dan Soderis a New York City based comedian and actor who’s best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit series Billions on Showtime.Dan’s first HBO comedy special, Son of a Gary, premiered in December 2019 and is streaming now. His previous special, The Standups premiered on Netflix in 2017 and his first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special, premiered on Comedy Central in 2016.Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight.Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, every Monday through Thursday at 6PM ET on Comedy Central Radio.
Nimesh Patel is a comedian and Emmy-nominated writer based in New York City, where he has performed standup comedy for 10+ years. He is currently a writer on NBC’s late night show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
In standup, he is a regular at New York’s famed Comedy Cellar, has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has opened for Chris Rock & Aziz Ansari.
His first writing job came after Chris Rock saw him perform standup and hired him directly to write for The Academy Awards in 2016. Since then, he has written for Saturday Night Live, The White House Correspondent’s Dinner, & Awkwafina, and was a producer for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”
MATTEO LANE is a New York-based comedian whose stand-up special can be seen on Netflix’s THE COMEDY LINEUP. He’s also appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, HBO’s CRASHING and WILL & GRACE. Matteo is currently developing an animated series Kickass Drag Queen, together with Bob the Drag Queen, Gary Sanchez and Unicorn Island Productions, and co-hosts the podcast Inside the Closet together with Emma Willmann. Not limited to just stand up, Matteo also performs a live cabaret, Streisand at the Bon Soir, to great critical acclaim. Fluent in five languages and with a singing range of six octaves, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer before starting his comedy career.