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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Rocky Dale Davis is a comedian from Brookwood, Alabama who is currently based in Las Vegas.
Most recently, Rocky appeared as a contestant on NBC’s Bring The Funny and on the E! series Dating No Filter. Rocky has alsoappeared on Kevin Hart’s Hart of The City, on Comedy Central, and MTV’s Greatest Party Stories Ever. In 2017, he was a finalist at the Laughing Skull Festival and was named one of TBS’s “Comic to Watch” at the New York Comedy Festival. Rocky was also selected as a “New Face Of Comedy” at the 2018 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
Rocky Dale Davis’ first special premiered on EPIX in October 2018 as part of their new series Unprotected Sets, produced by Wanda Sykes. He has toured extensively with Ralphie May and has opened for Nate Bargatze, Bert Kreischer, Robert Kelly, and Tom Segura.
Ron Funches is a triple threat. He is an excellent stand up comedian, actor and writer.
Ron has built an impressive acting resume. Whether it's lending his voice to projects like Trolls, Bob's Burgers, and Adventure Time. Or his memorable acting roles on The Goldbergs, Black•ish, New Girl,
Transparent, Powerless, and Undateable. He even made being a gang member likable in the film Get Hard.
His personal appearances include Conan, The Tonight Show, @midnight, Chopped, Cupcake Wars and many more.
Ron is a great writer too. His writing credits include The Eric Andre Show, Kroll Show and several television pilots.
He currently has a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central.
Ron is also a pretty solid dad and friend. He lives in Southern California with his son.
Celebrities aren’t exactly pouring out of Jacksonville, Florida but that’s only made Roland Powell’s grind more ferocious. Proclaiming himself “Lil Duval” after the county from which he hails, he has literally put his home turf on his back as he touches every nook and cranny available with his special brand of humor.
Some comedians work at making people laugh. Others just do. Born with the gift to make people laugh, Lil Duval explains that, for him, “comedy was a natural thing. People always found me funny. It wasn’t that I was trying to be funny; they just found me funny.”
Participating in pep rallies in high school and other activities where all eyes were on him really kicked Lil Duval into high gear. The limelight just suited him and he wanted more. “I heard them screaming for me and I was like ‘oh yeah, this is what I need to be doing,’” he smiles. “I knew I would be in entertainment because I felt like an entertainer.”
Ultimately, he envisioned himself on the big screen and particularly admired the work of Chris Tucker. That’s how he got into comedy actually. “I saw Chris Tucker on Friday and I was like ‘that’s what I want to do.’ Then I saw him on Def Comedy Jam so I was like ‘oh that’s the way you do it. You become a stand-up comedian and you’ll be in the movies.’ That’s how it started to build.”
Not one to waste time, Lil Duval went right at it, taking to the stage of Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Corner. Pretty soon, he was a regular there as well as any other spots with a microphone and people ready to laugh. A hilarious 2001 performance at a contest in Oakland caught the attention of Cedric the Entertainer’s camp and Lil Duval was invited to hit the road with Cedric and four other comedians. That successful run on the road led to a featured spot on Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, first televised and then released on DVD.
During the tour, Lil Duval developed his signature routine “Stalker’s Anthem (Bitch U Mine).” Set to Musiq Soulchild’s 2000 hit “Just Friends,” Lil Duval twists the original song, which preaches about taking it slow and making the girl comfortable, into a pressure-filled encounter at a club: “Girl I know this might sound strange/But let me know if I’m outta order, steppin to you this way/See I been buying you drinks for a while/And I’ll let you know . . . . Bitch U Mine!”
A forever hustler, Lil Duval stayed on the road, slanging his brand of humor. Along the way, he also released two underground comedy DVDs: Dat Boy Funny (2003) and Put Your Hands on Me (2005). Additionally, he appeared in Three 6 Mafia’s Choices II: The Setup as well as hot videos like T.I.’s “Rubberband Man,” “24s,” “Whatever You Like” and Yung Joc’s “It’s Goin Down” and “Coffee Shop.”
Most recently, he’s added Twitter to his campaign and regularly dispenses his thoughts via @lilduval as raw and witty as only he can. So much so that he now has over 260,000 followers. It’s Lil Duval’s ability to ride the current and know what people want that keeps him winning. “I was always on the internet. It’s just like in the streets,” he explains. “When new dope comes out, if you want to stay popping in the streets, you go with the new dope. When people were still on MySpace, I was popular on MySpace. I had like a 100,000 friends. The new thing is Twitter.”
Embracing the new is indeed a part of Lil Duval’s make-up but he prides himself most on staying true to himself. “I stay in my own lane. I don’t do what anybody else is doing. I try to do what I’m doing. I like to be the one that’s being followed instead of following someone else. There’s no blueprint to this shit so I mean, when you follow somebody else’s blueprint, just because it worked for them, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.” That sense of originality is one of the reasons Lil Duval attracted the attention of hip-hop’s reigning king early on. A fan since 2001, when Duval first started wrecking stages, T.I. didn’t hesitate later on to add Lil Duval to his label Grand Hustle’s comedy roster. "He's someone who says what everyone else is thinking and scared to say,” shares T.I. “He talks about life's most difficult and embarrassing moments. To take these things and find ways to make people laugh, especially when folks see fit to cry, is comedy at its finest."
Duval can currently be seen on the MTV series Guy Code, but he’s not done yet. “Everything that you can do and even more that hasn’t been done yet” is a serious goal for him. “Whatever it is the people want me to do, I’m going to do it. And, I’m going to be the best at it,” he promises, refusing to rest until he reaches the pinnacle of “comedy at its finest.”
Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He is a regular on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, where he appears frequently when not touring cities across the nation. He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2011 and has performed multiple stand-up sets on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Conan. He’s also had stints on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and Inside Amy Schumer.
Most recently, Sam self-released his stand-up special, Up On The Roof, in which he navigates performing live during COVID. In February 2020, Morril released his 3rd stand-up special for Comedy Central, I Got This on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. Morril then later released it as a comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, Class Act, with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists and appeared on season four of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. His first one hour special, Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence premiered on Comedy Central in 2018.
Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award nominated film, Joker.
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.
David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, with unforgettable characters like a sarcastic reporter on Weekend Update and a rudely hilarious flight attendant. Spade is also well recognized for his memorable role as “Dennis Finch,” the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, which landed him an American Comedy Award, an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.
Fans can see Spade on his latest national standup tour, Netflix Presents: Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes the Funny, alongside Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. Most recently, Spade starred in the Netflix original comedy The Do-Over, opposite Adam Sandler and Paula Patton which is one of Netflix’s biggest film releases. Spade also appeared as a guest star in the Cameron Crowe created, J.J. Abrams produced Roadies for Showtime.
Spade's television and film career continues to grow. Most recently Spade was seen starring in Joe Dirt 2 and had an appearance in the Happy Madison film The Ridiculous 6. He also starred in Sony Pictures' Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Kevin James. Previously Spade starred alongside the late Chris Farley in the hit comedy Tommy Boy and BlackSheep. In addition, Spade was heard as the voice of the “Griffin invisible man” in the animated feature, Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
As for television, Spade starred on the sitcom 8 Simple Rules and on all seven seasons of the CBS comedy series Rules of Engagement. Spade also starred on his own Comedy Central series, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, which ran for three seasons.
David most recently released a memoir titled David Spade is Almost Interesting.
Simply put, comedian Chris Kattan was on Saturday Night Live for a really long time. In the eight years Chris starred on the show, he became best known for wacky characters like Mango, Mr Peepers, and one of the “Butabi Brothers” in the “Night at the Roxbury” sketch alongside Will Ferrell (which also became a movie in 1998).
Since his time at SNL, Chris has worked as the series regular Bob on ABC’s The Middle, along with memorable appearances in the recent movies Hotel Transylvania and The Ridiculous 6.
Chris also trained at Los Angeles’ The Groundlings Theater, and is one of their most famous alumni. Chris Kattan is best known as one of the longest serving cast members on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In the 8 years Chris starred in the landmark late night program, he became best known for his characters ‘Mango,’ ‘Mr Peepers,’ and one of the ‘Butabi Brothers’ opposite Will Ferrell which was such a hit that the sketch was adapted into the 1998 cult classic, Night at the Roxbury. Kattan went on to star in Corky Romano where he plays the black sheep son in a family of mobsters and played the villain in the Malcolm D. Lee film, Undercover Brother, opposite Eddie Griffin.
Kattan starred as a series regular in the ABC hit series, The Middle and recently had some memorable appearances in the Adam Sandler films Hotel Transylvania and The Ridiculous 6.Kattan trained at Los Angeles’ The Groundlings Theater is one of its most famous alumni. He currently tours the country with his extremely popular stand-up act.
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.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She’s a hilariously relatable performer of sheer silliness, vulnerability, and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together. In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”
Jessica produced the upcoming FX’s Hysterical, a feature-length documentary premiering at SXSW 2021 that explores the changing landscape of women in stand-up comedy. The documentary features Margaret Cho, Nikki Glazer, Chelsea Handler, Fortune Feimster, and other notable comedians. Her one-hour special Talking to Myself was executive produced by Bill Burr and debuted on Comedy Central. She is a regular on This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, and Kevin Can Wait. Last year, Jessica was featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing. She also recently acted in and served as a consultant, producer, and writer on the Robert De Niro film The Comedian.
Jessica’s characters are coming to life in her new podcast, Disgusting Hawk presented by GaS Digital. Through her Relatively Sane podcast, Jessica has interviewed the likes of Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, and Rosie O’Donnell.
She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” In her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
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.
Tony Hinchcliffe is a touring stand up comedian based out of Los Angeles. Tony is also the host of the popular live podcast Kill Tony which also travels internationally as well as being based out of The Comedy Store in L.A. In 2020, he began hosting an online course on “Roasting” called RoastMaster Class, drawing from his over decade long knowledge of writing for 8 Comedy Central Roasts and performing on roasts and roast battles, both educational and entertaining, the “RoastMaster Class” started as just a parody video and then became a real project that he began to enjoy doing, thus he released it upon the debut of his Patreon. Tony also tours internationally with Joe Rogan and can be seen frequently on the JRE the most popular podcast in the world. Tony is a regular at every major club in LA and headlines regularly at every major club as well as some of the finest theaters in America, Australia, and Europe.
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.
Stavros Halkias is a stand-up comedian and is also widely known for his body-positive Instagram account. Stavros has made appearances on Comedy Central, IFC, and the MSG Network, where he wrote and performed on the Emmy nominated, People Talking Sports and Other Stuff.
Over 25 years in comedy, Gary Gulman has established himself as an eminent performer and peerless writer. His most recent standup special for HBO, “The Great Depresh,” is a universally acclaimed, tour de force look at mental illness, equal parts hilarious and inspiring.
A product of Boston, Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. He has made countless television appearances as both a comedian and an actor.
He is currently writing a memoir for Flatiron Books, tentatively titled “K Through 12.”