My wife use to go with me to open mics. It was fun to have a few drinks and get some laughs, but then… exactly what you described starting happening. Random people, we don’t know talking about incredibly uncomfortable topics. She stopped going with me, which sucked for the comedians because that was half the audience. I’ve been to some open mics that would get legit audiences but anytime a rape/abortion shock comic came up, the crowd quickly found their phones then the next bar. Anyways, great insight man!