It’s been said that “laughter is wine for the soul.” It doesn’t matter if the laughter comes from the antics of your pet, the funny things your children say or the laugh out loud moments created by comedy clubs and open mic nights. Let’s all laugh out loud at these the Top Open Mic Comedy Shows in Houston.
Houston Improv
7620 Katy Freeway Space 455
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 333-8800

Long considered Houston’s premiere location for a good laugh, Houston Improv also offers a laughter filled open mic night. In addition to a one shot family friendly comedy showing, comedians big and small can be seen at the Houston Improv. Open mic night generally falls on a Tuesday, but be sure to check their online calendar for the best days and times for open mic night, as well as when your favorite comedians will be appearing.

708 Telephone Road Suite E
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 923-4277

Bohemeo’s brings back the best of the Beatles and your love of them with Wednesday night open mic nights from 8 to 11 p.m. It’s all Beatles all the time during this Open Mic Night; it doesn’t matter if it’s singing, playing or speaking as long as it is the Beatles. This cultural arts cafe has a whole lot more going on with live music, a beer and wine as well as dining menu. Be sure to check the calendar to find out what is going on when you plan on being there.

The Joke Joint
11460 Fuqua St., Suite 300
Houston TX 77089
(281) 481-1188

Open Mic night at The Joke Joint starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Comedians old and young, amateurs and professionals, take the stage and do their best to make you laugh. Plan on taking the change but wanting to warm up first? Head to The Joke Joint at 5:30 on Wednesdays for mentoring and advice in the Free Comedy Workshop.

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Hans Bier Haus
2523 Quenby St
Houston, Tx 77005
(713) 520-7474

Every night is a special night at Hans Bier Haus. A close walk from the Rice University Campus, Hans Bier Haus offers Monday Night Football, Tuesday Trivia, Wednesday Open Mic, and Thursday Karaoke and Footballs. It addition to being one of the best open mic nights around, starting at 8 p.m. they are also known for a wide selection of local and regional beers — but they don’t stop there. Look for seasonals and surprises frequently, but don’t miss your familiar favorites.

Avant Garden
411 Westheimer St.
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 519-1429

What’s different about Avant Garden that makes it among the best Open Mic Nights in Houston? It’s been around for 17 years, providing musicians and performers the chance to step into the spotlight on Tuesday nights. Sign ups begin at 7 p.m. and performances run from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. There’s not charge to watch and there are some amazing drink specials.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at