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Broad Comedy open mic stand-up begins next week

Broad Comedy is a group with a mission “To diversify the Champaign-Urbana comedy community by creating an inclusive and encouraging environment for new comics, especially women, non-binary, and queer performers.” Next Tuesday, September 12, is the first of four open mic comedy nights that will take place at Bar M from 7-8:30 p.m. Interested in viewing or even performing? Here’s the important info from their Facebook event:

Stop your weeping, we’re back! And with two new collaborators: Lisa Graff and Andrew Schiver. Come help us kick off our second year at Pizza M!

Our first show will blend an open mic with a short showcase featuring longer sets by Lisa Graff, Stephanie Brown, and our former host Alexandria Hawkey! And we’ll be hosted by famed Champaign lad-about-town Andrew Schiver!

As usual, performers are encouraged to sign up for five-minute spots ahead of time using this form:

Provided there are spots left, you can sign-up in person at 6:45.

Stand-up is the most common type of performance, but poetry, music, and storytelling also welcome!

$1 pint special! pizza! drinks! coffee! No cover!

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