BYU comedians have the opportunity to try out their material Wednesday night at the Humor U open mic night. This is a chance for students to get on the Humor U stage and try their hand at stand-up comedy.
Humor U typically holds three open mic nights a year for the BYU/SA club to hold auditions and look for new talent.
Aaron Woodall, the Humor U vice president, said the whole club attends the open mic nights.
“Our entire club comes and watches all the comedians and we take notes,” Woodall said. “We look for people who have good stage presence, unique jokes and that demonstrate strong writing ability.”
If a comedian impresses the club, they may get an invite to appear in their next show. “This is the first step in becoming a full-fledged member of Humor U,” Woodall said.
Everyone who signs up to perform gets only three minutes to tell their jokes. However, there are other opportunities for students to share their jokes with the club — their practices are open to everyone.
“Every Wednesday night at 8 p.m., we get together in the Maeser and tell each other jokes and get feedback from all the other comedians,” Woodall said. “If you’re really interested in doing stand-up, you should really come to practice and try out some jokes.”
Open mic night is held in 321 of the Maeser Building and starts at 8 p.m. and those performing should be there by 7:30 p.m.
Humor U’s next shows are July 27-28 where comedians from open mic night might have an opportunity to perform.