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You might want to catch Ian Mac at comedy open mic before the gummy kicks in. Image courtesy Kasi Daine, Leisure Hause.

In honor of April being National Comedy Month, there are some upcoming comedic events to check out.

If comedy is a hobby of yours, don’t be shy. There are several open-mic nights for you. For example, Bodega West 7th (2921 Morton St, 682-250-6399) has Bodega Comedy Night with host comedian Andrew Barton on Wednesdays. Ian Mac is hosting at McFly’s (6104 LTjg Barnett Rd, 817-744-8272) on Sundays and at Durty Crow (2801 Crockett St) on Wednesdays, immediately after Bodega.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub Fort Worth (425 Commerce St, 817-877-5233) has the longest-running comedy club in North Texas. Show days are Thu-Sun, with Thursday being free cover night. All shows are for ages 21 and up only.  For tickets and more info, visit HyenasComedyNightclub.com.

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This week’s shows at Hyena’s include Helen Hong and the 325 Comedy Show featuring Brandon Davidson, Jamie Gravy, and Christina Lopez 9:30pm Thu (free show), Tony Hinchcliffe 9:30pm and 11:30pm Fri and 8pm and 10:30pm sat (tickets are $20), the TK Kirkland one-person show 8pm Sun (tickets are $25-35). Plus, at 10pm Fri, see the Sprung Comedy Show in the Red Room featuring Dylan Arena, Adrian Johnson, Chris Hopkins, Diego Morales, Zac Sprung, and Sarah Tullos. (Tickets are $25.)

Typically known for live music, MASS (1002 S Main St, 682-707-7774) also hosts special events and comedy shindigs. From 8pm to 11pm every Monday, the uproarious Claws Out Comedy Show hosted by Monna features a rotating cast of local comedians. This weekly event is free to attend.

Nationally renowned Improv comedy empire’s full-service restaurant and comedy club Arlington Improv sits in the Arlington Highlands Shopping Center (309 Curtis Mathes Way, Ste 147, 817-635-5555). Show days are Thu-Sun, but you can enjoy a full menu of food, drinks, and video games at Improv’s in-house Black Dog Retro Arcade every day. The next shows at Arlington Improv will be Steve Trevino: I Speak Wife tour at 7:30pm on Thu, May 6; 7:30pm and 9:45pm Fri, May 7; 7:30pm and 9:30pm Sat, May 8; and at 7pm Sun, May 9. Tables start at $80 for four people at ArlingtonImprov.com.

Speaking of future shows, the Fort Worth comedy institution Four Day Weekend is awakening from its government-mandated hibernation when it reopens on Fri, May 14. Performances will be happening every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm and 10pm at the Four Day Theater in Sundance Square (312 Houston St, 817-226-4329). Tickets go on sale on Sun, May 1, at FourDayWeekend.com for $25 each plus fees and taxes.

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