Lately one of the breweries I visit often started doing open mic nights. After going to them a couple of times, and talking to the MC I think this is something I would want to give it a shot. This isn't something I'm looking to do for money or a career, just something of a personal challenge/different experience. I still don't want to horribly bomb though!
I have plenty of public speaking experience (having done speech and debate in HS and college) so I'm comfortable with the public speaking part, and missing doing that is also why I want to try it. And like everyone else who probably wants to try it, I think I'm generally funny and quick witted.
The advice the MC gave me was to work on a 10 minute material for a 5 minute performance, write it out, and just practice, practice and practice.
Anyone else have any other tips? Like how to actually write up the set, the flow of jokes, etc?