Here in Yakima, local comedians can come together to practice new jokes or work on making old jokes funnier on open-mic comedy nights. And people who just want to give comedy a try can stand up and see if standup is for them.

The Sports Center in downtown Yakima is the place to go on Tuesdays. Food and drinks are available -- all you have to do is bring a friend and a few laughs.

Open-Mic Comedy Night is free at the Sports Center Restaurant and Bar, 214 E. Yakima Ave.