The comedy scene in the Yakima Valley has been growing in the past few years. Just about every month or every other month, there is a comedy show somewhere. But a few nights a week, there are open-mic comedy nights when comedians can work on their material. Or for some, they can just try and tell a few jokes.

Here in Yakima, there are a couple of places where local and nationally touring comedians can work on their set of jokes. All they need is people to come to laugh and have a drink.

The best thing about these open-mic shows in Yakima? They're free to attend. Drinks and food are available to support the bar.

So if you need a good laugh or want to try to do some stand-up comedy, sign-ups are at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8 at these locations in Yakima. Just a word of warning: some of the comics may have mature content.

Tuesdays
Bill's Place
206 S. Third Ave.
(Corner of Third and Walnut)

Thursdays
Hop Nation Brewing Company
31 N. First Ave.
(In the same parking lot where Track 29 used to be)