|Calvin Evans working it @ Jokes And Notes|
Open Mic Night at Jokes and Notes: Every Wednesday this south-side club (46th & King) throws what is without question the best Open Mic in Chicago. Here are some reasons why...
1. Has real audiences. Went to J&N last Wednesday and the place was packed. Patrons pay hard earned money (plus two drink minimums) to see a quality show, as opposed to most Open Mics (90%), which have no real crowd to speak of - just other comics waiting to go up.
2. It's a proper club/theater. J&N is a professional dedicated club, not just a bar with a mic in the back room. Professional lights, sound and a skilled DJ who's on top of his game elevate the show.
3. Legendary icon status. Bernie Mac, Chis Rock, Deon Cole, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'Nique, Lil Rel Howery and MANY other comedic stars have all graced the stage at one point or another.
4. More "color blind" than many north-side venues. Even though J&N is described disparagingly by some as an "urban club" the fact of the matter is that every week comics of all backgrounds get the opportunity to perform, many of which (eventually) go on to feature.
If your a fan of comedy J&N should definitely, be on your radar no matter where you live (all are welcome). If your a comic you should be working this room as much as possible. No excuses.
4641 South King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653 (773) 373.3390
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