Comedians Can Shoot Their Shot At Open Mic Night


Comedians from around the area will make their way to Shooters Bar & Grill for the open mic comedy night on November 9 at 7:00pm.

From D.C. and Baltimore, to Ellicott City and Severna Park, comedians will entertain the crowd while competing for a cash prize. The winner will be crowned based on audience votes.

Chris Lowman is organizing and emceeing the open mic comedy nights at Shooters, and he encourages everyone - whether you’re a comedian, an amateur, or just like to laugh - to come out for a good time and to support local comics, which can be a rare opportunity locally.

“To see live comedy is just not something that you find in Anne Arundel County a lot,” said Lowman, who also hosts weekly trivia in venues around the area.

In May, John Sparkman took over Shooters and has been focused on changing the image from a pool hall to more of a sports bar and restaurant. Adding a monthly comedy night is all part of the evolution of the venue, and he plans to continue trying new entertainment options to draw more patrons.

“We are looking to renew the image at Shooters as we rebrand fully in the near future,” explained Sparkman, “moving from more of a pool hall feel to a family friendly sports bar by day while having a lively fun atmosphere for adults at night. In the future, we will be looking to do more live entertainment including a karaoke night.”

Most people have two or three friends who think they’re funny, and Lowman said this is a perfect opportunity for them to prove it. But if you’re scared, “just come and watch,” Lowman added. “Sign up to go at the end; it’s a lot of fun, there’s not a lot of comedy opportunities in the area.”

The next open mic comedy night at Shooters is November 9 at 7:00pm. The following month’s event will be on December 7. Anyone interested in signing up is encouraged to send a message to Lowman from his website at

Shooters is open from 11:00am-2:00am every day. To learn more about Shooters, swing by 904 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park or call 410-544-4669.


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