About Comedy Central''s UP NEXT Certified Talent Search PRELIMINARY
Comedy Central is looking for the best new stand-up talent nationwide. In September, Virginia Beach Funny Bone will host one of several preliminary showcases for the 2013 UP NEXT Talent Search. One comedian will be chosen from each CC: Certified Club to perform at one of four regional showcases. From those four regional showcases, eight comedians will be selected to perform at the Comics to Watch show at the New York Comedy Festival show in November!This is the preliminary round, where amateurs will compete for a spot in the Final round with the Pros!Details:Comedy Central is looking for fresh, new stand-up comedy performers that connect with their core television audience of people ages 18-34. Performers must display strong and original joke writing, a well -developed and unique point of view, and a high level of comfort and professionalism on stage. NOTE: Participants are required to NOT have appeared on/at: Just For Laughs, New York Comedy Festival's “Comics to Watch”, or Comedy Central Network.Sat. September 7th Amateur Contestant Audition, starting at 11:00am-- Performers wishing to audition should come to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone to audition for our amateur segment of the contest. Performers will be allowed to do 3 minute closed audition for our judges. We will be looking for 10-15 performers to advance into a local showcase to be held on Wednesday September 11th. Wed. September 11th Preliminary Local Showcase -- The 10-15 performers chosen from the amateur audition will have the opportunity to perform 5 minutes in front of our audience. Two (2) performers will be selected and advance into the pro-am final showcase that will take place on Thursday, September 12th.