Tip Your Waitstaff: Birmingham Stardome

Hey it’s Roy Wood Jr. Here's the deal. Comedy Clubs across the nations have closed their doors and many have laid off their service staff indefinitely. So Mike Birbiglia came up with the idea to each day talk with a different comedian and help them work through a joke or two. Each comedian can nominate a club staff that they're raising money for. 

I nominated the Comedy Club Stardome in Birmingham, AL. 

I got my start at the Stardome comedy club in Birmingham. It's my hometown club. It's been a staple in the landscape of comedy since the 90s. Bruce Ayers and his team have run a top notch operation for DECADES and its part of the reason why many comedians even after they've outgrown the club still come back to do time there. 

Any comedian you can name has walked through those door.  They have to close their doors temporarily (hopefully only temporarily) due to the COVID shutdown— but the staff there works so hard and I want to make sure they’re ok during this national crisis.

You get to watch me and Mike Birbiglia work through a few new jokes but at the same time raise a little money. If you already missed the live feed. Just know that it will live on both of our the IGTV Stories. Feel free to watch us work through poorly crafted new material that we hope to one day get to do. Some of the jokes MIGHT be NSFW. 


We're hoping to raise $300 for each of the displaced 20 staff members of the Comedy Club Stardome 

The laughter will return, but myself and other comics want to make sure the stage is good in the meantime.

Donations ()

  • Sarah Laurenzano 
    • $5 
    • 15 hrs
  • Adam Bush 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Joe McDonald 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • King Watts Talent Agency  
    • $25 
    • 6 d
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Mike Birbiglia 
Birmingham, AL
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