Our Pro-Comedian Philosophy
At Morty's, we recognize that comedic talent is our primary product, and we value comedians in a way few other comedy clubs do. That's because Morty's Comedy Joint understands professional touring comedians are intelligent, talented people at the top of their field who deserve respect. After all, we're run by three of them - and we certainly think that about ourselves.
To this end, Morty's offers our talent a competitive pay scale, free food and drinks, and a suite at the Hyatt Place for our out of town performers.
And we will not punish comedians who work other area clubs. If you're an open-micer, an MC or a feature, working other area clubs won't affect you at all - we encourage you to get the stage time you need to get better. We only book our headliners once per year to prevent diluting their draw. So if you are a headliner and do want to perform elsewhere in the market, just know that we will have to wait a year before rebooking you.
The Great Indiana Mic-Off
Hosted by working comic Bowers, these Wednesday night contests are a democratic way for all talent, no matter how new or how seasoned, to show their stuff. The winner each week is invited back for weekend guest sets - and anyone, win or lose, can be recommended for one of our MC Residencies or paid feature and headliner work.
If you're interested, sign up for The Great Indiana Mic-Off
Headliners & Features
If you're a headliner or feature (or represent one), please fill out our booking form.
Please do not waste your time and money by mailing us physical press kits, or sending us things we did not ask for.
Our host program is one of the most innovative in the business. All MCs share the common goal of moving up in the comedy world - but that's really hard to do ten minutes at a time. To help, we've established MC Residencies - where the same comedian hosts weekend shows for three consecutive weeks, with the express purpose of growing strong enough to become a feature. These residencies are unpaid - think of it as comedy boot camp. These residencies are in high demand, and we don't have many of them. We reserve them for people who have proven themselves at our Wednesday Mic-Off, so sign up today.