Best Of 2021

Best comedy open mic: de Bine Brewing Company

de Bine Brewing Company

It’s an accomplishment just keeping an open mic going, but the Palm Harbor Brewery’s s thriving. Run by BOTB-alum Matt Fernandez, each week features top local talent and plenty of up-and-comers. The audience appreciates the lineup, and the comedians appreciate that the signup list is done exclusively on social media. No fighting for a clipboard, no pouting over when they go up; it runs smoothly. Keep in mind that it is an open mic. It’s new material, weird material, and often bad material. Like all open mics, it’s a hit-and-miss affair. But the mic itself has become a Wednesday night ritual for many local comedians. Not many mics can say all that.