Interested in performing at BrainWash?

Here’s what you need to know:


Unless otherwise specified on the BrainWash Calendar, the following is a list of weekly events:


Sundays:                                              Open mic from 7-10 pm. Signups at 6:30 pm.

Mondays-Wednesdays:                A mix of open mics and showcases. Please check the Calendar.

Thursdays:                                          Open mic from 7-11 pm. Signups at 6:30 pm. Ladies sign up first.

Fridays & Saturdays:                       Showcases.


Although the majority of open mics are comedy, we still welcome any artists!  Open mics are Sun-Thurs, sign-ups 6:30.  For musicians, basic set-up is necessary.  Acoustic works best.  NOTE THAT ALL MUSIC PERFORMED MUST BE ORIGINAL – NO COVERS. We provide a mic and stand that plugs into the speaker system.

All showcases are donation based.

For best results, please promote when you plan on performing at Brainwash Cafe.  Like us on Facebook and check-in, follow us on Twitter.  If you’re booked on a showcase, please share and retweet any tags.

For more information of the Bay Area comedy scene, please join the group Bay Area Comedy Network on Facebook.  Some open mics have pre-signups and members of BACN will be notified the day of.

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