Hyatt Saturdays: NO Shows In August 2016 due to Hotel Renovations – Open Mic Comedy Show in Bethesda, MD – Cheap Things To Do in Bethesda
NO Shows In August 2016 due to Hotel Renovations
Live Standup Comedy Show Saturdays 8pm Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland
Looking for Cheap Things to do in Bethesda? The Laugh Riot at The Hyatt is the MOST FUN you will have for $10 on a Saturday night in Montgomery County! The Best thing to do in Bethesda on a Budget!
Great date-night idea for a Saturday night in Bethesda. Dinner & a show for not much dough!
Seating PolicySeating starts at 7 PM. No sales before 7 PM. No Advance Ticket Sales. First Come, First Seated.
Can’t buy seats and leave. Can only buy seats when you are ready to come in, sit down and stay. No paper tickets are issued. Your stamped hand is your “ticket.”
You may sit anywhere there is NOT yellow ribbon roping-off reserved areas.
Parties of 2 or more: Can only buy seats when your entire party (whether 2 people or 20 people) is fully assembled out in hallway of showroom door. All persons in your group must wait out in hallway until everybody is present, so your entire group can enter the showroom all at once to take your seats. Can’t “trickle in” separately. All persons in your party must be physically at showroom door in order to buy seats. Can’t buy seats for people who are not yet at showroom door. For example, if you want to buy seats for you and a friend who’s parking the car, eating upstairs, using the restroom, etc., you will need to wait til both/all of you are standing at showroom door before you can buy seats. No paper tickets are issued. No saving/holding seats for people not yet in the showroom.
V.I.P. Pass holders: to qualify for free admission, all persons in your party must arrive at showroom door and take your seats by 7:15pm. You cannot arrive late. Please take your seat and stay in the showroom. If you miss the 7:15pm deadline, we must charge you full admission but you can keep your VIP pass to use next time when you are not running late.
If dining-in at Mortons or Daily Grill, can’t buy seats & leave to go eat. Can only by seats when your entire party is done eating and present at the showroom door, ready to come in and sit down. A better option to secure your seat early is to bring carry-out food into showroom and eat in the showroom. No outside beverages allowed in showroom-must get all bevs at cash bar in showroom.
If you leave your seat to hit the bar, restroom,ATM,etc: place something on your chair (coat, hat, car keys, etc ) to show your seat is “taken”. Do not tilt your chair on 2 legs to “reserve” your seat as this creates a dangerous tripping hazard in our darkened showroom. Keep chairs tucked in tight against tables to keep our narrow aisleways clear. Please hang your coat/jackets/etc on back of your chair only. Do not place clothing on other chairs you have not paid for, as that creates confusion about which seats are “taken”. Please store all purses, bags, backpacks, umbrellas,etc under your chair or table. Do not hang on backs of chairs—blocks the narrow aisleways. Keep your chair & your legs hugging your table tightly so you don’t block our super-skinny aisleways (tripping hazard in a dark showroom).
No admittance after show starts at 8pm as this is too disruptive to the performance in progress.
DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO ASK IF SHOW IS SOLD OUT. Hotel staff does not have up-to-the-minute info on our crowd size as they are located in a different part of the building and won’t know if we are sold out until about 10mins after we have actually sold out. “SOLD OUT” really means we are SOLD OUT.
To find out if we have sold out yet, go to this FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/StandupComedyToGo to see if a “SOLD OUT” notice has been posted on our wall for that night’s show.
Although you may see plenty of room to stand, we must obey Fire Code laws concerning maximum number of persons allowed in room. The only way to guarantee a seat is to arrive by7pm.
Food and Drinks
NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED IN SHOWROOM
Daily Grill & Mortons in Hyatt Hotel Lobby: although these restaurants are within the Hyatt Hotel, they are still considered “outside beverages” = OK to bring Daily Grill & Mortons FOOD in, but not their drinks.
Purchase all drinks from our cash bar in the showroom. Showroom bar sells water, sodas , beer, wine, and liquor. Cash only-no credit cards.
Potato Chips & Pretzels sold at our showroom bar: Please eat them before the show or during Intermission. The rustling of the bags are just as distracting/annoying as a ringing cellphone.
Please whisper when ordering drinks at the bar during the show. Get your drinks before show starts or during halftime intermission , so there is no disruptive bar noise during show.
OK to bring carry-out food into the showroom, but plan to arrive in the showroom by 7pm with food in hand so you can secure one of the table seats. You cannot buy seats and then leave to go get your food. You must arrive at showroom door with food in hand, ready to sit down in your seat, before we can sell you that seat. Only the front ½ of room has table seating, the rest is chairs only. The table seating fills up first & fast. If you arrive any later than 7pm, you run the risk of having to eat in your lap in the chairs-only section of the room. The only way to guarentee a seat is to bring carry-out food with you when the doors open at 7pm so you can secure a table seat early and eat in the showroom. Must be done eating before show starts at 8pm so the noise of crackling containers, rustling bags and crumpling trash does not disrupt the performance. We do not allow eating once show starts for safety reasons too: Eating + Laughing = Choking 🙁 Please store all food container trash under your table. We will dispose of it for you after the show.
Dining-in at Mortons or Daily Grill: can’t buy seats & leave to go eat. Can only buy seats when your entire party is done eating and is standing at the showroom door, ready to come in and sit down. A better option to secure your seat early is to bring carry-out food into showroom at 7pm and eat in the showroom while you wait for show to start at 8pm.
Full Bar Available at the Show – Cash Only The ATM is located in the Hotel Lobby on the left side of the registration desk.
A reminder: Drinks Must Be Purchased in the Showroom. NO outside drinks are allowed from Morton’s or Daily Grill.
Dinner: Order Carry-Out from hotel lobby restaurants and bring down to showroom to eat:
The Daily Grill (301-656-6100): http://dailygrill.com/locations/daily-grill-bethesda-maryland
Morton’s (301-657-2650): http://www.mortons.com/menu/dinner/
Outside the Hotel: Chipotle Mexican Grill just around corner from hotel: 7600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. 301-907-9077 www.Chipotle.com Walking Directions from Hyatt Hotel:Apprx 5 minute walk. Walk out of Hyatt hotel and turn left and bear left walking downhill on Old Georgetown Road. Keep straight. Chipotle will be on your left.
Any outside food from anywhere is fine, just no outside drinks of any kind. The above 3 suggestions are the closest options to the show.
After the show, please head upstairs to the Hotel Lobby Bar for a nightcap!
Next Performance: NO Shows In August 2016 due to Hotel Renovations
Please Check This Page For Cancellation Updates Due To Inclement Weather.
COMICS: Want to perform at any of our shows? Please no walk-ons, or phone calls all shows are pre-booked by email only. Trying Stand-up for the first time? “Newbies” are Welcome! Please EMAIL ONLY CurtShackelford@verizon.net to sign-up to perform.
Comedians attending as audience: unless performing on the show that night, you must pay the $10 cover.
Reservations allowed for parties of 10 or more. If under 10 people, it’s first-come, first-seated.
Reservations for 10 or more:
Please email CurtShackelford@verizon.net at least 2-days in advance of show date with “Reservations for Hyatt Show” in subject header and following info in body of email:
- Your last name or your group’s name
- Number of people in your party
- Show date you want to attend
- Your cell phone #(for emergency use only)
Confirmation of your reservation will be emailed.
Phone calls/emails to the Hyatt venue are not accepted for reservations. Emails only to CurtShackelford@verizon.net
$10 Cash at Door Admission Fee
Sorry No Credit Cards, No Advanced Ticketing, No Saving Seats, First Come, First Seated
The ATM is located in the Hotel Lobby on the left side of the registration desk.
Alternate ATM’s located:
7500 Wisconsin Ave: SunTrust Bank – Walk out of hotel and turn left. Keep straight until you see blue “SUNTRUST” sign just across Old Georgetown Rd.
7475 Wisconsin Ave: Monument Bank – Directly across street from Hotel see brown awning.
7316 Wisconsin Ave: Bank of America – Walk out of hotel and turn right. 2 blocks down see red sign. Walk past front entrance & Right on Elm St. ATM on right
Additional Parking for Hyatt show: FREE off-site public garage is 2 minute walk from hotel, at Edgemoor Lane & Woodmont Ave. Go down Old Georgetown Rd to left on Edgemoor Ln-right around corner–see big blue “P-Bethesda Center” (Metropolitan Garage) on right. Once in garage, park near the “Edgemoor Lane” elevators. Take the “Edgemoor Lane” elevators to level “P” (Plaza Level). Walk across “Skywalk to Metro” blue/green pedestrian bridge & keep bearing right until you see Hyatt on right.
If that garage is full, try other FREE garage directly across street from Hyatt & behind 7475 Wisconsin Ave “Crescent Bldg”(crazy red neon sculpture at top-brown awnings on bottom): Waverly Garage on Waverly St can be accessed from East-West Hwy(Rte 410) or Montgomery Ave. See blue “Public Parking” garage signs.
Hotel Parking: Hotel’s underground parking garage (enter hotel front driveway) is self-parking for $12 or Valet parking for $14. From inside garage, take elevator up to “Hyatt Hotel Plaza Level” & keep turning right. Hyatt Garage Clearance is 6.6 feet.
$4.00 Parking Garage behind Hyatt Hotel: Colonial Parking @ 2 Bethesda Metro Center. Garage closes 11pm. Low Clearance 6’5”. Take Woodmont Ave to Left on North Ave(see white “CESCO PARKING” sign). Underground Garage entrance on your right. Walking from garage to Hyatt: Right on North Ave & walk across street into underground garage, walking towards waterfall steps. Up escalator to street level(Wisconsin Ave) & make right U-turn. Hyatt Hotel is straight ahead on your right.
Additional Parking near Hyatt: http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/parking-map
1. CELL PHONES OFF PLEASE
2. NO CAMERAS, AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OR TAPING ALLOWED
3. Drinks: please step back to the cash bar to get your drinks before show starts or during the half-time Intermission .
4. Shhh….Don’t be a Talky Talkerson®. If you need to chat please STEP OUT TO THE HALLWAY. The pre-show announcements are part of the show. Please stop talking at this point. Carrying on a conversation during the show is disrespectful to the comics onstage and rude to the people sitting near you and our guests. They came to hear the comics talk, not you.
5. Unwrap all candies/cough drops/medications before show or between comics’ sets. Potato Chips are occasionally sold at our showroom bar. Please Eat before the show or during Intermission. The crunching of the chips & the rustling of the bag is just as bad as a ringing cellphone.
6. Please wait for a comic’s set to end before rifling through a purse, briefcase, backpack, shopping bag. Please don’t hang these items from the back of your chair, it could cause tripping hazards with the tiny aisles. Please store under your chair or table. Keep your chair & your legs hugging your table tightly so you don’t block our super-skinny aisleways (tripping hazard in a dark showroom).
7. Leaving the show early is demoralizing to the performers; please slip out discreetly between comics.
8. DON’T SHOUT STUFF OUT/MAKE OUTLOUD COMMENTS TO THE COMIC ON STAGE: what seems like “playfully joining in” is in fact a jarring interruption to the comic’s carefully scripted routine & brings the show to an awkward grinding halt. Don’t be that guy.
9. If you must throw something—throw money.
10. HAVE FUN!