Open Mic at Clark Bar

"The Open Mic" is a fast moving, host-less stand up comedy show that lasts 75 minutes or under every Wednesday and Thursday at The Clark Bar in downtown Champaign.


From first timers to seasoned comics and everything inbetween, the stage is open to anyone who is interested.

All sign ups are done in advance. If you would like to sign up please contact for available spots.

The Clark Bar is located at 207 W. Clark street just outside of downtown Champaign.


Parking is available in the front lot, side lot, and on the street.  All parking is free.

There is no cover charge to attend.

- Show Starts at 9pm

- Backroom opens at 8pm

- This is an R-Rated show

- Live Music from 6-9pm

- Full food menu is available

1. Sign ups are done IN ADVANCE via e-mail (

2. Show up by 8:50pm to claim you spot.  If you are not there for the pre-show meeting you may lose your spot.

3. Set times are 5 minutes or under (unless told otherwise).  Please plan accordingly.

4. The order is made at random shortly before the show. You can not pick your spot.

5. Due to some issues with prior performers, we have some minor content restrictions.  It is still an R Rated show. However, over-the-top offensive and graphically-explicit material is not allowed.  (We are all adults, you should know what this means.)

6. This is a stand up comedy show.  NO sketches or improv routines.

7. Unless approved ahead of time, do NOT bring audience members on stage with you.

8. All material must be original.  If you do stolen material or "street jokes" you read on the internet, you will NOT be allowed back on stage.

9. If you talk loudly or heckle during another performer's set, you will not be allowed on stage again.  Zero tolerance policy.

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