Watching comedy at an open-mic night is a lot like thrift-store shopping: You may have to wade through some sad garbage, but the unexpected treasures you'll find somehow make the entire experience worthwhile. Curious giggle thrifters need look no further than the subterranean venue beneath LoDo's Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, home of the Black Buzzard open mic every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. Hosted by Comedy Works regular Janae Burris, the show is a gathering place for Denver comedians of all experience levels, as well as a buffoon buffet for the audience. Wash your giggles down with craft beer and Cajun-inspired cuisine while continuing your search for the jokes you didn't know you wanted.
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