Stand-up Competition Preliminary Round #1

saulWednesday, September 17, 2014. 7:00PM. $8.00 Tickets
Hosted by Saul Trujillo

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Show Description
The Stand-up Competition is part of the Sacramento Comedy Festival and we are giving away over $2000 in prize money.  The Competition and consists of three stages- Preliminary, Semi-Final and the Finals.  There are four Preliminary rounds consisting of 10 comedians from around the country.  Comedians perform 5 minutes of material in their Preliminary round.  Comedians are scored by three independent Judges.  The comedians with the top two scores in each preliminary round move on to the Semi-Finals.

In the Semi-Finals comedians must perform 5 minutes of material that is different from the set in their Preliminary Round. The comedians with the top four scores in the Semi-Finals advance to the Finals. In the Finals comedians perform 8 minutes of any material they choose.  Cash prizes will be determined by Judges scores. The Grand Prize is $1000.  $750 for second place. $500 for third place.  $250 for fourth place. We all make mistakes.  Even us.  So, if you were not selected this year you have a second chance to be in the Competition.  We will be selecting Wild Cards for the competition during two Open Mics.

In each stage of the Stand-up Competition comedians are scored, by three independent judges, from 1-10 in three categories: Audience Reaction, Originality, and Stage Presence.  The category scores from each judge are added together and averaged with the other two judges.  In the event of a tie the comedian with the highest average Audience Reaction scores will win- followed by Originality and Stage Presence.

Links to Preliminary Rounds:  – Round 2Round 3Round 4

Comedian Bios (Click on Picture)

Jerm Leather- Chico, CA

Jerm Leather- Chico, CA

Steve Ausburne- Healdsburg, CA

Steve Ausburne- Healdsburg, CA

Michael Cella- Sacramento, CA

Michael Cella- Sac, CA

Matt Gubser

Matt Gubser- SF, CA

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Matt Lieb- SF, CA

Alfonso Portela- Sac, CA

Alfonso Portela- Sac, CA

David Roth- San Francisco, CA

David Roth- SF, CA

Torio Van Grol- SF, CA

Torio Van Grol- SF, CA

Jill Weiner- San Francisco, CA

Jill Weiner- SF, CA

Vidur Singhal (SF)

Vidur Singhal (SF)