With open-mic showcases every night of the week, the Washington area is becoming a hotbed for amateur stand-up comedy.

Monday

Fire Station 1, 8131 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 8 p.m., free; 301-585-1370. (Silver Spring)

Tuesday

Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW; Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m., free; 202-293-1887.(Dupont Circle)

Tangier Restaurant and Hookah Lounge, 2305 18th St. NW; second and fourth Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m., free.

Vendetta, 1212 H St. NE; 8 p.m., free; 202-399-3201.

Wednesday

Splash Lounge, 11401 Woodglen Drive, Rockville; 8:30 p.m., free; 301-881-1147. (White Flint)

Epicure Cafe, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax; third Wednesdays, 8 p.m., free; 703-352-9193.

Ri-Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 8 p.m., free; 703-248-9888. (Clarendon)

Thursday

The Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 7:30 p.m., free; 703-294-5233. (Ballston)

RFD, 810 Seventh St. NW; 8:30 p.m., free; 202-289-2030. (Gallery Place)

Science Club, 1136 19th St. NW; 8:30 p.m., free; 202-775-0747. (Dupont Circle)

Friday

The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Ave. NW; 8 p.m., free; 202-667-4355. (Dupont Circle)

Club Heaven and Hell, 2327 18th St. NW; 8 p.m., free; 202-667-4355.

Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant, 906 N. East St., Frederick, Md.; second and fourth Fridays, 8 p.m., free; 301-694-0066.

Saturday

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 10:30 p.m., free; 703-486-2345.

Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 7 p.m., free; 202-547-2098. (Capitol South

Sunday

Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road NW; 8 p.m., every other Sunday, free; 202-332-2211.

Grand Central, 2447 18th St. NW; 8 p.m. free; 202-986.1742.

Hightopps Backstage Grille, 2306 York Road, Timonium, Md.; 9 p.m., free; 410-560-7101.