*OPEN MIC NIGHT/ Free Admission w One Drink Minumum***
Come let the hairs on your arm cringe as Taiwan's Whackpats will haunt your dreams with deathly silence for months to come.
The one guest at last month's Open Mic compared it to going to a 10 Day Silent Meditation Retreat in the following review on his Myspace page:
Guest (1st ever) "This show was filled with, silence, lots of silence.It got so bad at one point that I think I overheard a conversation, in Papua New Guinea . When I thought things couldn't get any more silent, some guy came up with a stick,staple-gunned to his nostril opening, with a dirty sock attached to a string on that same stick, while he beat-boxed the Taiwan National Anthem, he claimed he was trying to draw the International Media for his BIG Open Mic. After I started throwing tomatoes at him, he told me I just don't know comedy. Really, I am happy I went though because I was thinking of going to a 10 day silent meditation retreat this summer. Now, I don't have to go because I secretly recorded the show. I can just play the room's reaction to every punchline on my headphones for years to come when I need more silence in my life. "
All jokes aside, don't take things so seriously:) Open Mic Night at Laugh House in Taichung is a unique opportunity for you to come see performers from all over the island working out new material on a Sunday night. Even better than watching us work things out, you also have the opportunity to go on stage yourself. After all, you can't be any worse than the guy beat-boxing the Taiwan National Anthem.
Just show up, and go up. It's that easy! :) :)
**The Taiwan Whackpats- a special breed of expats living in Taiwan .inspired by Howard Stern's whack pack***