Best Of 2017

BEST COMEDY OPEN-MIC: Dunedin Brewery

BEST COMEDY OPEN-MIC

Opens mics come and go. If they actually run three or four time in a row before closing, that's not bad. And if you can start measuring their lifespan in months, they're doing great. Dunedin Brewery, now approaching three years, is still going strong. But Best of the Bay isn't a participation trophy. There's more to it than just sticking around. John J. Murray and Brad Gilmore have created a weekly event on Monday nights that draws working comedians who want to try out new material, brand new performers who want to be noticed and everyone in between. Most locals have been there before, and quite a few make it a regular stop. And if a comedian skips a week or two, they have the luxury of knowing that — unlike most open mics — it will be there when they come back. —Michael Murillo