OPEN MIC MONDAYS FEATURING YOUR HOST TONY SPARKS, SIGN UPS AT 5PM / SHOW AT 5:30PM
Monday, Oct 22nd 5:00 pm

the Milk Bar presents
OPEN MIC MONDAYS FEATURING YOUR HOST TONY SPARKS
SIGN UPS AT 5PM / SHOW AT 5:30PM
FREE

OPEN MIC MONDAYS FEATURING YOUR HOST TONY SPARKS

It seems safe to say that we are in a second golden age for stand-up comedy — or, as has more often been said, a second comedy boom.

The first boom started in the 80s when stand-up comedy went mainstream, making TV and movie stars of comedians like Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Cosby (ick), and Jerry Seinfeld. But as is true with the economy, that boom was followed by a bust, essentially a stand-up recession as comedy clubs across the country closed during the 90s and all but the biggest acts went dormant. Now, with the rise of the alternative comedy scene and the internet, stand-up comedy is booming and relevant once again, with podcasts, social media, YouTube, Netflix, and dozens of channel/website hybrids hungry for comedians’ original content and relevancy.

Comics like Marc Maron, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Burress, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, and Kumail Nanjiani have skillfully rode this second wave but whether stand-up comedy is up or down, one thing has remained the same: stand-up comedy starts at open mics.

STAND UP COMICS ARE BORN AT OPEN MICS!

Every Monday Night at the Milk Bar

with your host TONY SPARKS (the Godfather of San Francisco Comedy)

sign ups at 5pm sharp

open mic 5:30pm - 8pm

Everyone (21+ Only) Welcome!


SIGN UPS AT 5PM / SHOW AT 5:30PM