Standup Academy alums Paula Johnson and Scott Shimamoto are now well into their third year of producing the Joke Gym Open Mic in Arcadia. About 300 comedians have walked on the Joke Gym stage; many of them are Mama's babies, and many working pros.

The Joke Gym welcomes you to their very supportive open mic on the first and third Thursdays of every month. We're in the back room at the Zapata Vive Restaurant at 101 S. First Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006. Sign ups start at 6:30. More info at

PS Paula just set up a Facebook Joke Gym Page. Please "like" us when you can and tell a friend!