New shows on the way

Time to update that comedy schedule for summer.  We’ve got the Bulltown Comedy Series May 21 at Fullsteam Brewery, Dave Stone on May 23 at the PIT comedy club in Chapel Hill and Myq Kaplan Sunday July 28 at Motorco Music Hall.  Buy your tickets on the events page today!

BCS and the mic continues…

Hey everyone.  I’m very VERY happy to announce that the Comedy Durham Saturday open mic you know and love is back.  This time we’ll be at Hunky Dory. The coolest of cool places.   Get some beer, get some vinyl records, get some “dankness” as the kids say.  Oh, and get some comedy.


Sign up 7:30 Show at 8, as always.   We’ll be in the downstairs area.  The Mic will come back on March 2, which is also the grand re-opening of Hunky Dory, so grab a beer and whatnot and check out their stuff.  You’ll be in the best mood for comedy after you do.

718 9th St. Durham NC



And, of course the Bulltown Comedy Series is coming up.  This month features Lew Morgante, Will Purpura, Janeen Slaughter and Lauren Faber.  Tuesday, February 19 at Fullsteam Brewery.  Free, but we have a tip spittoon in case you’re feeling giddy.  Show at 9, but get there early for your drinks and your food.


Love all of you,


Have a suggestion? Also updates.

Hey guys.  Hope I’ll see all of you tonight at the Bulltown Comedy Series!  The Dulce Sloan show was so much fun and I can’t wait to do another big show at Motorco Music Hall.  So I’m asking for suggestions.  I know the comedians I like, but who do you like?  Let me know and I’ll see if I can bring them in for an epic show.

Also remember, Sam’s Quik Shop is now closed, so the Saturday mic is on hiatus for about a month. I should have it up and running some time in February.  I will keep you updated.


See you tonight at 9.  Get there early for beer and food.  We’re funnier after you’ve had a few.



Tonight is Dulce Sloan!

Featuring Joe Kelley and hosted by Deb Aronin


It’s not too late to get a ticket.  See you there!

Dulcé Sloan is the latest full-time correspondent to join Comedy Central’s “Best F#@king News Team” on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This past year, Dulcé was just named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Comedians You Need To Know and was hailed by TimeoutLA as a 2017 Comedian to Watch. She has also been honored as the 2016 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner, a Montreal Just For Laughs New Face and as a Comedian to Watch on The Steve Harvey Show.

Dulcé is truly a unique emerging voice in the world of comedy. She offers a fresh and honest perspective that speaks truth to power and eviscerates the status quo. Most recently, she was cast in the FOX pilot “Type-A” opposite Eva Longoria and the Amy Poehler project “Dumb Prince” for NBC. She has also appeared on MTV’s “Acting Out,” Comedy Central’s @Midnight, Tru’s “Comedy Knockout,” made her stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan, and has made multiple appearances as a correspondent on “E! News Daily.” Her signature point-of-view and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society.

Last Mic at Sam’s Quik Shop

It’s true, Sam’s is closing.  Don’t worry the mic will keep going (I’ll let all of you know when I get confirmation on the new location) but it’s time to say goodbye to Sam’s.  I’m sad to see this place go, so let’s make this last open mic count. This will still be an open mic, so please sign up at 7:30. But I’ll have some food out at 7.  I encourage people to bring food, potluck style.   There will also be our regular comedians doing some of their best stuff.  Expect to see Reid Pegram, Eric Duffy, Dink Kearney, Virginia Wallace and more!

I’ll see all of you there.


1605 Erwin Rd.  Durham, NC  7-10


Update:  The Indy ran a spot, so it might get busy! 😀

Dave Ross at the Pinhook, Nov. 1 @ 8pm

L.A. Comedian and podcaster extraordinaire, Dave Ross at The Pinhook.

The inimitable Dave Ross is a comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. He plays Trademarq in Comedy Central’s Corporate. He tours all the time. Vans Warped Tour, Fest, SXSW, The Hollywood Improv, SF Sketchfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and your basement are just a few of the places he’s done stand-up. He’s a Moth Grand Slam winner. He’s been on This is Not Happening, Drunk History, WTF with Marc Maron and so much more.

Dave’s standup is pure fun. He has been described as “loud” and “smart” and “dumb”. More than anything, though, he makes you feel welcome. He wants you to be his family for a night. Parental adivsory: he talks about cum a lot.

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Reminder: UCB Raffle, deal on tickets, and Bulltown!

Don’t forget tomorrow September 18 is the Bulltown comedy series where I will be giving away two pairs of tickets for the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company!  If you don’t with a pair, you can still save on tickets with an exclusive Comedy Durham code.

The ticket offer is for 25% off the standard ticket price when you use the code IMPROV. Tickets can be purchased online via,, or via the main box office.

See you there my fellow improv enthusiasts!


Donate any amount here to be entered into the raffle. Donations go towards the ComedyDurham business account to help bring more great shows to the Triangle! 🙂

Comedy Night at The Growler: Friday Sept. 7, 2018 @9pm

I know I know… this is called Comedy Durham, what’s with the show in Raleigh? Well why not? Let’s show some love for our neighbors with laughter! Featuring Bulltown faves and NC celebs Brett Williams, Tank Smith, Brandy Brown, Alex Garrettson, and your headliner of headliners Brent Blakeney. Hosted by Deb Aronin, Queen of Durham Comedy and all that.

At The Growler USA
314 S.Blount St.
Raleigh, NC