Comedy Open Mics in Bend Oregon

Ipockolyptic Productions has open mic every Tuesday and Wednesday night at Craft Kitchen and Brewery. Sign up at 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm.

Comedy Open Mics are a great way to try stand up comedy for the first time! Anyone is welcome at an open mic to experience performing stand up comedy!

The rules of our open mics are very simple.

  • Everyone gets 5 minutes on stage. The host of the mic will show you a light at 4 minutes. You should wrap up whatever joke you are telling. When you hit 5 minutes the host will show you another light. If you don’t stop talking by the time the host gets to you, they will take the mic from you.
  • Our sign up lists fill up! Get to the open mics right around 7:30 if you want to be early in the night.
  • We have no content restrictions on our open mics. That being said, please don’t be intentionally be offensive. There should be punchlines. You should be attempting to make people laugh, not angry.

E8 – Comedy & Relationships with Kris Ipock

We delve into what it’s like to be married to a comic. Kris Ipock is Katy’s amazing husband and co-owner of their production company, Ipockolyptic Productions. They talk about what it’s like to be married to a comic, and Kris’s role in helping to book shows. (Hint: Katy it’s the only booker you have to impress in Central Oregon.)

Check Out Kris on Youtube as The Cynic Kain!

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E6 – What I Look For As A Booker

It doesn’t take long for any “open micer” to ask, How do I get booked for a paid show? This episode is all about what I look for when booking someone and how to get yourself on a show. Keep in mind, it can take YEARS before you get your first paid gig. Comedy is a long game, and there is no reason to be in a hurry. You are an artist, so focus on your art. The $20 gigs will come when they come. This episode will help you understand the initial goal of going from open mics to paid gigs. But, again, there is literally no hurry.

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E4 – What Makes A Good Set

Comedy is an art form. It’s hard to tell, in a concrete way, how well a set lands. Over my 5 years of performing I have found a way to analyze my sets that gives me actual numbers to look at. Not everyone  will want to do it this way, but it helps me make my sets stronger. These are also the factors I am thinking about when I’m considering booking someone for a show.

Break Down:

Laugh Ratio: The percentage of time the audience spends laughing versus your total time on stage. The goal at this level should be 15%. ( I got this from The Comedian, a documentary about Jerry Seinfeld.)

Hit Rate: How many punchlines you throw out versus how many of them land. The goal is 100%

Hit Strength: The average strength of all our punchlines. Your average should be around 3. (If you are assigning strength on the same scale I do. Obviously, whatever scale you want to use is up to you.)

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