Thursday night may well be the last night of the Comedy Open Mic at Mojo’s Sportsbar in South Charleston. After 1 year, 7 months, and 3 days, management is considering ending its 83 week run of comedy on Thursday nights, unless a huge crowd turns out for Thursday’s show to prove that it’s worth their while to continue it.
Losing Mojo’s would be a huge blow to the local stand-up scene, which gained traction for the first time, in large part, thanks to Mojo’s providing a regular showcase where local talent could hone their acts. Rumor has it that Mojo’s would replace comedy with an acoustic open mic. I don’t see how they could think this is a good idea considering that both the Singer/Songwriter night at Timothy’s and Third Eye Cabaret at Fireside Bar and Grill are already dividing the acoustic music audience between them on Thursdays.
If a big crowd turns out Thursday night (I know, it’s after ArtWalk, but what better way to wind down from an evening of looking at art than by taking in comedy?), Mojo’s may decide to keep the Comedy open mic night going, so this is your chance to show your support for the local comedy scene. These folks get funnier every time I see them, it’s cover-free and they serve alcohol and bar food. What more do you need?
The comics Thursday include Jacob Hall, Andy Frampton, Thomas Mac,
James Chase Holiday, Cody Lambert, April Hall, Steven Sneed and more being added every minutes. All of this is hosted by “He of the Red Jacket,” Patrick Felton. The show kicks off at 9 PM and is for folks 21 and up. There is no cover charge, so it’s not like you have to spend a ton of money.
Mojo’s Sportsbar is located on Seventh Avenue in South Charleston, behind The Mound.