Free* Open Mic at QED - Perform or Watch!

QED mics are, "The best open mics in the city!" -- Time Out New York

WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: Do not bring in outside food or beverage. Check our calendar before you trek out.

Comedians, poets, musicians, storytellers, performers of ALL types are welcome to perform for 4 minutes (+/- depending on turnout)! Lottery style, 1st come, 1st serve.
OPEN MIC SCHEDULE (This is our usual schedule, but check our calendar before trekking out in case of a special event, holiday, private party, etc.!)

WED @ 5:30pm (sign up at 5:00)

THU @ 6pm (sign up at 5:30)

THU @ 10:45PM (sign up at 10:30)

FRI @ 5pm (sign up at 4:30)

SUN at 5PM (sign up at 4:30 - this one has been at 3pm at times due to private events so definitely check the calendar ahead of time!)


FRI at 11PM - End of the Line Comedy returns as a weekly show with an open mic portion at the end. $5 ticket, no food or drink minimums. Sign up at 10:45.

1st & 3rd SAT @ 5PM - How Was It? Storytelling show & mic that is $5 with no food or drink minimums. Sign up at the beginning of the show. To be considered for the booked portion, please fill out this form.


WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: D Check our calendar for dates & times and to make sure the mic is still on the schedule as sometimes they are bumped for private parties or special events.

Do NOT bring in outside food or beverage.


Our open mics are free to watch or perform after making any purchase from QED. Do not bring in outside food or beverage. Making a purchase helps keeps our open mics free. We have items as low as $2.

To perform, sign ups are in person and first come, first serve. All who sign up in person, get to perform approximately 3-5 mins of stage time. That can vary depending on the mic & how many people show but 4 mins is a safe bet.

When you sign up, your name is entered into a bucket and drawn at random. Sign up usually begins 1/2 hour before posted show time. Above is our *usual* schedule of weekly open mics. Again, our calendar is your friend.


We are more than happy to have you perform with backing tracks by plugging your phone into our sound system, but you MUST let the hosts know before the show so they can accommodate you. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.

It's a small space with great acoustics. But if you do still need to plug in to the sound system bring your own quarter inch cable to plug in to our DI box which is accessible on stage.

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 5:30pm
2716 23rd Avenue
11105 Astoria , NY