Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (held August 22-26, 2018) is looking for ONE MORE STAND UP COMEDIAN for the festival! A slot has been reserved for a Pittsburgh Comedian that may have missed the submission deadline, wants another shot, or is an unknown talent hiding in the shadows!
The winner of the competition will receive a performance slot at the festival along with a performer’s pass for the entire weekend of shows.
Dates & times:
Round 1: July 13th and July 27, 9pm at the Arcade Comedy Theater
Round 2: 10 Semifinalist Comedians from the previous 2 shows: August 3rd, 10pm at the Arcade Comedy Theater
The competition will take place in two rounds. The first round will consist of a maximum of 15 performers for each of the two first round shows. Each performer for the first round will have a 5 minute slot. The order will be chosen at random prior to the start of show. The winners will be announced at the end of each show.
The top 10 comedians based on scores from the first round will be invited to perform in the final round on August 12th. Each performer will be given a 8 minute slot. The order will be determined randomly, just like the previous semifinal rounds.
The comic with the highest score at the end of the final round will be declared the winner of the competition.
To be eligible:
-Comic must not have featured or headlined at a club or theater.
-Comic must be associated to the Pittsburgh region or originated from the Pittsburgh area.
-Comic must have under 5 years of experience performing stand up comedy.
-Comics must be available for both the first and second rounds
-Comics may not have participated in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival as a performer in its previous years.
— Judging will consist of 3 jury members and one audience vote.
— The jury will evaluate comics based on originality, performance, and stage presence.
— The jury will not be announced until the night of the competition.
— Audience members will be able to vote for their top 3 favorite comics via ballot and have a bearing on the outcome
TO SUBMIT: Email [email protected]
with the header “PCF Stand Up Competition’.
In the body the email please include: your name, email address, phone number, and your preference of July 13th or July 27th as a competition slot. Please note that we have a limited number of slots and once all of one of the first round shows are filled we will no longer be able to add contestants to a date
For more info on the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and festival tickets: http://pittsburghcomedyfestival.org/