Asbury Laughs: Jocularity in June

Curated by Angelo Gingerelli


Comedy Open Mic at Bank on Mattison (Angelo Gingerelli) – Open Mic every other Wednesday at one of the coolest bars in Asbury. Show is free for audience, $5 for performers and each comic gets between 5-10 minutes of stage time depending on how many people sign-up. Upcoming Shows: 6/10 and 6/24. for more info.

The Spelling Bee (Taylor Allen) – Monthly shows at The Saint. Usually brings in “alternative” headliners like Kyle Kinane and Kurt Braunohler with local comics opening the show. Upcoming Shows: Check “Spelling Bee” on FaceBook

Bust-A-Gut Comedy Clubs (Geno Talarico) – Weekly shows at Nino’s Pizza in Ocean featuring pretty well known headliners (Bob Levy, DC Benny, etc.). for more info.
Upcoming Shows:
6/6: Julia Scott & Rich Carrucci
6/13: Sheba Mason & Mike Boyer
6/20: Chris Rich & Vinnie Nardiello
6/27: Gary Ewing and John Poveromo

Jersey Jokers (Chris Covert) – Monthly Open Mic at The Dublin House in Red Bank (first Thursday of every month). Jersey Joker shows at various locations in Red Bank featuring regional headliners and local openers. Upcoming Shows: Dublin House Open Mic on 6/4. for more info.

Improv Jam (Mike O’Keefe) – Weekly improv shows with stand-up comics opening the show at “Where Music Lives” in Asbury Park. Upcoming Shows: most Saturdays in June. More info at

Big Dawg Open Mic (Dan Gagliardi & Rob Avon): Open Mic at Crust & Crumble Pizzeria (The Shoppes on Cookman Ave.). Every other Thursday, no cover. Upcoming Shows: 6/4 and 6/18.

Revolutionary Lounge

Open Mic every Tuesday at Toms River’s Revolutionary Lounge featuring Comedy, Poetry and Music hosted by Chris “Rockwell” Pilato. Shows are from 6pm to 9pm every Tuesday.

Booked comedy show every month featuring the area’s best young comics hosted by Chris Rockwell and Mark Henely. Next Show: 6/20. For more info on both shows check out

Angelo Gingerelli has been contributing to The Pop Break since 2015 and writing about pop culture since 2009. A Jersey shore native, Gingerelli is a writer, stand-up comic, hip-hop head, sneaker enthusiast, comic book fan, husband, father and supporter of the local arts scene. He likes debating the best rappers of all time, hates discussing why things were better in the “Good Ol’ Days” and loves beating The Pop Break staff at fantasy football. You can catch up with Angelo on Twitter/IG at @Mr5thRound, at his website or interviewing rising stars in NJ’s Hip-Hop scene on “The A&R Podcast” (iTunes/SoundCloud).