If you’ve ever been to McKenzie Brew House in Malvern and wondered what goes on downstairs, it’s generally rented out for private parties and corporate events.
If you’ve been there recently on a Monday night and heard music, laughter and applause echoing up the stairs — that’s B&C’s Comedy Open Mic Night, a 2019 addition to the McKenzie ‘menu’! We stumbled on it one Monday night while heading home, cruising down Route 30, saw the marquee and couldn’t resist investigating. We think it’s a great idea because laughter can be the best medicine. Plus, it gives local talent the opportunity to strut their stuff…and kick off the week with a laugh. Monday’s are a joke anyway – right?
Brainchild of Cisco Hernandez and Brendan Donegan, the Open Mic Night gives local comedians a forum to hone their craft, shake off the nerves, and do a five minute set in front of a live audience of their peers and the public. Katie is the resident bartender who always serves up brews, cocktails, and menu orders with a smile. Hang at the bar or park yourself at one of the tables gracing the stage and show some local love by cheering on these guys and gals – it definitely takes some brass to perform in public!
Every Monday night it’s FREE admission so…
(1) if you have a secret yearning for the spotlight and a knack for making ’em laugh, get on board. Sign up starts at 7:30 PM.
(2) if you just want a cure for those Manic Mondays, come out for some good food, brews, and laughs! Show starts at 8:00 PM.
The cast of comic characters changes weekly, but there are some regulars who have come out each week and give it their all, adding a little spit and polish to their material each time to make it even better. A little irreverent and Non-PC at times, but that’s what Comedy is all about, the ability to make people laugh and not take things personally!
Get off the couch, come out and give it a try. Who knows, you may be witnessing the next Seinfeld!
Stay home and it’s just another boring Monday Night – and we had enough of those all Winter! Happy Spring!
Comedy Open Mic Night
Sign up — 7:30 PM
Show — 8:00 PM
McKenzie Brew House
240 Lancaster Ave.
Malvern, PA 19355
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