I help run an open mic here in Albuquerque and on the 14th my co-producer is gonna be out of town -- leaving me with the reigns. I really wanna try something different and while I was driving home last night I came up with the idea of hosting a Hack's Potluck.
Basically, all of the comics would be bringing 5 min of another comic's material -- famous or local.
Granted, this could seem nightmarish, but I figured the open mic was a safe space to experiment (the crowd is almost always comprised of the other performing comedians). It was also, I believed, an opportunity to get to know the comedians better by seeing who influences them all while having a little fun.
Is this an abomination to the comedy world or something that would be ok, since it's so intentional. Lemme know. I'd love feedback.