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.
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!
Comedian Shuler King was born Frank Williams III in Sumter, South Carolina. He knew at an early age that he was destined to be an entertainer especially since he was the kid known for cracking jokes. King grew up in a traditional 2-parent household in the Bible Belt of the South, where Faith, Hard Work and Education were the foundations of what his parents imparted on him and his two siblings. Comedy is his passion, but he has taken a rather unusual path to get to where he is thus far.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Media Arts where he joined The Mighty Illustrious Zeta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2013 he graduated from Gupton Jones Mortuary College with a degree in Mortuary Science. When he isn’t on the road performing at comedy clubs and special events across the country, King works as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Georgia and South Carolina at his family’s funeral business in South Carolina. He wants to keep his family’s business and legacy alive. He’s probably the only Comedian/Funeral Director on the comedy circuit. King has opened for some of the most notable and talented comedians and comediennes in the industry. He credits his parents strict yet loving upbringing, his harsh surroundings growing up and the state of the country today with giving him his comedic style, which he describes as RAW. King says “Comedy isn’t about being happy all the time. Comedy is just as much about pain that people endure. When you hear 20,000 people in an arena laugh at a joke it’s because they all can relate to experiencing that same pain”. His comedy career began while he was a Freshman in college, after he took the stage for the very first time at the NCO Club on a military base and the rest is history. King is one of the most energetic rising comedians in the business. Although the comedy business can be very tough and filled with ups and downs, King credits his unwavering Faith in God as the calming force in his life which keeps him pushing forward. His hilarious videos he posts on his social media have quickly become fan favorites. His recent video post about Donald Trump went viral and was even played on a UK television show. The future is bright for King. For more information about his comedy shows go to his website www.ShulerKing.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @ShulerKing.
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals around the world for the last two decades including Just For Laughs, Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, the New York Comedy Festival, SXSW, Moontower Festival, North By Northeast, and Mayhem Festival, among others.
Oakerson has appeared on multiple television shows including his first one hour special, Live at Webster Hall, which premiered on Comedy Central in 2016. More recently, Jay released his own half-hour special on Netflix which premiered in 2018 as part of the hit series The Degenerates. He is the host and creator of the all crowd work show What's Your F#$king Deal?!, which streamed on NBC’s Seeso. Other appearances include FX’s Louie, IFC’s Z-Rock, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, The Comedy Jam and This Is Not Happening.
Jay has recorded three albums, An American Storyteller and two volumes of The Crowdwork Sessions, all of which are available on Comedy Central records. When it comes to podcasts, he is currently the co-host of The Legions of Skanks, The SDR Show, and The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder.
An A West Production hosted by Brent B Real. Live performances by Comedians Little Bit, Kimberly Daniece, Scott Shimamoto, Luz Pazos, Val Douroux & Aaron Wesley. Musical Vibes by DJ Leemont. Must be 21 w/ valid ID. FACE MASK REQUIRED TO ENTER
Robert Kelly’s comedy is deeply rooted in his own life and relationships which makes it honest, abrasively funny, yet refreshingly vulnerable. He has been winning over audiences for years touring clubs, colleges and theaters, including repeat performances at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Robert is most recently seen on Netflix The Degenerates season 2 and on a successful comedy tour Kreeps With Kids, touring now. Robert is also recurring on This Week At The Comedy Cellar, a Comedy Central Series. His one hour special Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground debuted on Comedy Central and Netflix and is now available on Amazon Prime. Besides being a fixture in Comedy, Robert played Bam Bam in Denis Leary’s FX show Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. He can also be seen as Louie CK’s brother Robbie on the hit series Louie. His other acting credits include roles in Trainwreck, Maron, Benders, Nurse Jackie, Inside Amy Schumer and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Robert currently hosts the top rated podcast “You Know What Dude?”that can be found on iTunes. Robert is also the co-founder of the RiotCast podcasting Network.
Jon "Polar Bear" Gonzalez is a stand up comedian, podcaster and entertainer living in the heart of Texas. After getting involved in the local comedy scene, Jon quickly found success through the release of multiple comedy skits which went viral receiving millions of views on Facebook and shortly after, TikTok. Since then Jon has toured all over the country performing his live standup show while also growing his fan base through TikTok and his weekly show on Facebook and YouTube. Make sure to catch Polar Bear’s live show when he comes through your city. You won’t wanna miss it!
DL Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, and has made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into docu-reality series, currently airing on BET.
DL will be shooting his 10th stand up special this May in Philadelphia. The special, to be shot for Netflix, will be titled “Contrarian.” In addition, this June 26 2018, Random House books will release DL’s third book How Not To Get Shot.
In 2012, Random House books released his first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up. That same year, DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central DL Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards. In 2016, DL released his second book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, described as a satirical retrospective of Obama’s years in office. The book went on to make the New York Times Bestseller List.
First and foremost a standup comedian, DL stars in his ninth stand-up comedy special Clear, currently airing on Showtime. Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian-style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN DL Hughley Breaks the News, and was a series regular on the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. DL hosted the TBS’s game show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He also tapped into his playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars.
As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances DL switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central Weekends at the DL. He is a regular on the late night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher and The Tonight Show. He is frequently requested as a guest host for such shows as Good Morning America, The View and Live with Kelly.
DL’s first love always has been, and always will be, standup comedy. “From the minute I first walked onstage and picked up a microphone,” he says, “I knew that it was what I was meant to do.”
On the heels of her newly released Netflix special, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, Wolf is hitting the road with all new material. Watch Michelle work it out in intimate venues while you still can. Come laugh, be offended, be part of the process, be whatever you want to be… It will be fun!
Wolf has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” In 2017 Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, on HBO for which she received rave reviews and a Primetime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.”
Wolf recently served as the executive producer, writer, and host of the critically acclaimed variety sketch series The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix. In 2018, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner. Wolf’s other television credits include being an on-air contributor and writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Andrew Santino will be starring in a new FX series alongside comedian and rapper Lil Dicky coming in 2020. Santino starred in the Showtime series, I’m Dying Up Here executively produced by Jim Carey and directed by Jonathan Levine. He also appeared in Game Over Man written and produced by the Workaholics crew. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s comedy Mixology.
The host of his popular podcast Whiskey Ginger, Andrew is also a frequent guest on the Joe Rogan Experience. His Showtime hour-long stand-up special Home-Field Advantage debuted in 2017. His Comedy Central Half-Hour stand-up special was released alongside his debut album Say No More on Comedy Central Records. Santino headlined at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, as well as SXSW and numerous venues across the country.
Andrew made his stand-up debut on Adam Devine’s House Party and has since performed stand-up on Conan and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He got his start acting and writing on the final season of Punk’d for MTV. Since then Andrew has guest starred on This Is Us, Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, Netflix’s Arrested Development, HBO’s Family Tree, NBC’s The Office, FX’s The League, and Hulu’s Deadbeat.
With close to a billion streams of his 5 albums to date, and averaging a million more every week, Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comedians of all time.
Originally from, and still residing in, rural Minnesota Chad has been touring the country for over 20 years. He has made 6 late night appearances to date and is one of only 13 comics to be featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His previous album Footprints on the Moon was the most streamed comedy album of 2017.
Chad’s third stand-up special and fifth album, Dad Chaniels, was released on Amazon in 2019 and his hugely popular podcast, Middle of Somewhere with co-host Cy Amundson, is released weekly.
This hilarious and unique live show hosted by comedy veteran Greg Kyte brings the best local comedians and combines their standup comedy with fun and insightful interviews. The themed shows cover sex, drugs, marriage, divorce, faith and doubt. And it's on a Sunday, so it's like going to church but at night and in a comedy club.
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.
Following his groundbreaking win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. In 2018, Josh crushed his set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In the same year, he was honored with a performance at the William H. Macy Gala at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. He wrapped up 2018 by recording his fifth hour special at his home club, Comedy Works in Denver, CO. Josh does over 200 shows a year, continuing to spread laughter and break down stereotypes of people with disabilities. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are alike.
Critics have said Josh is not a cerebral palsy comic; he’s a comic who happens to have cerebral palsy. However, his closest friends describe him as “a d-bag.”
Josh made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia. His story has been featured on Fox, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN. He was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was named Best Winning Reality Show Guest on Live with Regis and Kelly, and made standout appearances on Comics Unleashed. He has appeared twice on Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT and made his late night television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He became the first comic to premiere a stand-up special on the big screen when 7 More Days in the Tank was shown in movie theaters across the country. It also aired on Bravo Network. Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue in 2011. His third one-hour special Sticky Change aired on Showtime and Netflix. In 2016, Josh released his fourth one-hour special, DELETE on HULU and Amazon. Josh dropped a music CD Josh Blue and the Hooligan Stew Review with some original songs. It has been described as “Tom Waits meets the Muppets.”
Josh is a repeat guest on such nationally syndicated radio programs as NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The Mancow Show, and numerous podcasts including Getting Doug with High, and WTF with Mark Maron. He has been featured in numerous print publications including People Magazine and The New York Times. Josh is all over social media with over 1 million views on his YouTube clips and almost one million followers on Facebook.
Josh represented the United States in 8 countries as a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team. Josh and his team were thoroughly disgraced in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece by not scoring a single goal. He is a single father living in Denver, CO with his son, Simon and his daughter, Seika. He also boasts a girlfriend.
David Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's Insomniac with Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following.
Most recently, Attell was seen on Netflix’s Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross. Dave starred alongside Amy Schumer in her hit films, Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty. Dave can also been seen on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, Crashingwith Pete Holmes. His stand-up series, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground and his one hour special, Road Work were featured on Comedy Central. Road Work is now streaming on Netflix.
His film credits include Chris Rock’s cult film Pootie Tang, Funny People, Scary Movie 4, and Los Enchiladas! His television credits include The Simpsons, Difficult People, Bob’s Burgers, Arrested Development, The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Jim Norton Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Ed, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today.
Williams has parlayed that success into a multitude of stand-up television experiences, including Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second special, Daddy Issues. Most recently, Williams recorded a new half-hour special for Netflix’s upcoming stand-up comedy showcase The Degenerates.
An accomplished actor, Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows, including FX’s Legit, Sam and Cat, Mind of Mencia, Pitboss, and a recurring role on the Hulu original show Deadbeat. He has also had memorable roles in a plethora of movies, including Little Evil and the Netflix original Christopher Guest film, Mascots.
In addition to stand-up and acting, Williams has become a dynamic on-air personality. His podcast with Adam Ray, About Last Night, is a mainstay on the iTunes charts. He is also a regular contributor on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show in LA, as well as Adam Carolla’s podcast, The Adam Carolla Show.
Brad’s ability to make humorous and inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are consistently winning over audiences and proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
Christina P is a stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality and podcast host. She has two Netflix specials, The Degenerates and Christina P: Mother Inferior. The Degenerates was filmed in Las Vegas. Christina discusses the upside of getting older and the “Me Too” movement. Her one-hour stand-up special, Christina P: Mother Inferior, filmed at the Showbox in Seattle, debuted to rave reviews. Christina discusses the realities of motherhood, marriage and her own childhood.
The hugely successful podcast Your Mom’s House, which Christina hosts with her husband, comedian Tom Segura, is a top-rated comedy podcast on iTunes.
Christina is best known for providing her unique and humorous pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows, TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, TruTV’s World’s Dumbest and E! Television’s Wildest TV Moments. She was also on TruTV’s How to Be a Grown Up, TBS’ Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans, and was a round table regular and writer on E!’s Chelsea Lately.
With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects, like the feature film TV: The Movie, the TV series Trolls, and narrated the documentary Can We Take a Joke?. She was given Animation Magazine’s “Up and Coming Writer” Award.
Christina’s stand-up can be seen on the Showtime special Red Light Comedy, TV Guide Channel’s Stand Up in Stilettos, and Nuvo TV’s Stand Up and Deliver. She’s also performed at comedy festivals and comedy clubs across the world and has performed for the troops.
Comedian, Paul Virzi, headlines comedy clubs across North America and is host of the weekly podcast, “The Virzi Effect,” on All Things Comedy network. Paul has toured with Bill Burr throughout Europe and in this country's most iconic venues including, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall.
This summer, Paul shot a role in the untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Universal Pictures film starring Pete, Marisa Tomei and Bill Burr. Paul’s critically-acclaimed debut hour-long comedy special, “Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This,” premiered on Comedy Central in November 2018 and is available to stream on CC.com. The special was shot at The Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY.
His 2015 debut comedy album, “Night At The Stand,” was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Paul has appeared on TruTV's “Comedy Knockout,” AXS TV's “Gotham Comedy Live,” The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” and he has written for ESPN’s “ESPY Awards.” Paul is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
Paul grew up in the suburbs, outside of New York City. He loves his family, cigars and having pointless sports arguments with his friends.