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Have you wanted to give stand-up comedy a go? Well next Friday is your big chance.

It’s an open mic stand-up comedy. Free for all.

Before the Women of Wit – Volume 2 event, Bendigo Comedy is throwing open the doors for any new or emerging comedians to try material or practice on the Engine Room stage.

It’s a safe space, where the best jokes will be heard first, and the worst will never be heard from again.

The sign up list already includes familiar Bendigo Comedy names Mike Elliott, Jim Hallawell, and Luke Morris.

There’s also newcomer Karin Mainwaring, who is signed up to try her stand-up comedy material for the very first time.

Five spots currently remain, so if you are interested in giving the microphone a go, please contact bendigocomedy@gmail.com.

All are welcome at the Engine Room from 6pm to watch, laugh and even take part before the major Women of Wit event starts at 8pm – with a free ticket to the Women of Wit show to anyone who does perform at the Open Mic.

It all happens at the Engine Room, 58 View Street, on Friday, September 21 from 6pm to 7pm free, followed by Women of Wit – Volume 2.