Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

This Wednesday was the most full night we’ve had in months, with a jam-packed open mic and waitlist filled to the brim! Our lovely hosts brought great energy (and great new haircuts!) to the sold out show, and it kept getting better from there. Open mic highlights included advice to never date a pilot, thoughts on Eli’s boss, questioning if Sam Bucci… is Eli’s boss, an intricate tale of movie theatre farts, what to do if there’s a goblin under the bed, and a completely uncut WWE wrestler introduction. It’s safe to say that we had a huge range of vibes, but the talent was at an all-time high!

After the open mic, there was a surprise open slam! (We hope to re-schedule planned feature Dr. Joshua Bennett for another date.) 8 competitors rose to the challenge, with a surging Logan Lopez overtaking first-time slammer Bonnie in the final round.

Next week: Is it an animal? A mineral? No, it’s an open slam with a gimmick! Join us next week for the 20 questions slam! See you there, and have a great week!

– Amy ✈️

Upcoming features!

January 18th, 202320 Questions Slam
Special theme slam! Poets will have 20 lines to describe the subject of their poem without revealing it, and their score will be impacted by whether or not the judges are able to guess the subject in question.

January 25th, 2023Open Poetry Slam
You need at least 3 poems to compete. $50 prize for the winner! There will also be an open haiku slam.

Further down the road:

2/1Mariama Savage
2/8Dominique “Mo” Durden
2/15Valentine’s Day feat. Dirty Haiku Slam (More details to come!)
2/22 – Chen Chen
3/1Open Poetry Slam
3/8Ricky Orng
3/15Jarvis Subia
3/22Catherine Weiss
3/29Gabriel Ramirez

All shows take place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, with one flight of stairs to access the basement room (click for directions and accessibility information). Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. The show is 21+ (ID/Proof of Vaccination required) and the cover charge is $3.