The Center for the Arts located in Grass Valley, is hosting a portion of the Annual San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition this coming Saturday, September 18, 2010. There will be a matinee only at 2:00 pm and tickets are $20.00
Host Karen Rontowski –
Past contestants include Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Ellen Degeneres and Robin Williams. 1977 comedy champ Dana Carvey went on to Saturday Night Live. Marsha Warfield won in 1979, than starred as everyone’s farorite Night Court baliff. Two first runners up, Ellen DeGeneres and Mark Curry landed their own TV series. 1993 Crown Prince Patton Oswalt kept the laughs going on King of Queens.
Only thirty are chosen. You’ll have a chance to see about a dozen of them at this preliminary round of the competition. These contestants aren’t newbies; they’re hot, comedy-club headliners who bring audiences nationwide to tears. Now, they’ll pull out all the stops trying for a future in TV and film.
The performers come from far and wide, hoping to gain the kind of notoriety that can open doors in Hollywood and a share of $25,000 in prize money. Performers will be judged in the areas of delivery, material, stage presence, technique and audience response.
You can purchase tickets at The Center for the Arts
Farther information at 35th Annual San Francisco
Stand-Up Comedy Competition