2017 Clean Comedy Challenge(s)!! YES, There are TWO!

The 2017 Clean Comedy Challenge(s) YES, THERE ARE TWO!

2017 Clean Comedy Challenge #1 - Chicago!

Awesome CHICAGO Celebrity Judges

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When and Where is the 2017 Chicago Clean Comedy Challenge?

  • July 13-15 is the competiton. July 16 there is an added show for selected individuals and is not Mandatory.
  • TWO shows each night will be at The World Famous Comedy Shrine in Aurora, Illinios.
  • HOTEL INFORMATION: Staybridge Suites, Double occupancy $99 - (May can have three in a suite.)
  • 30 Minutes from O'hare Airport.
  • LImited to first 22 registrations and monies received!

What Does the Winner Get?

The title of 2017 Clean Comedy Challenge Winner, $750 Cash. 

Each night a "Nightly Audience Favorite" will be crowned. This will be voted on by the audience in attendance and not the judges. (This has no bearing on the final outcome, but it is a fun way to compete on individual nights if a previous night didn't go so well for you!)


What Does Everyone Get?

  • Awesome face to face time with working professionals in the comedy industry.
  • Seminars in comedy writing taught be amazingly talented comedy writers.
  • Other comedy industry relevant seminars taught by the Celebrity Judges.
  • Valuable stage-time three nights in a row with professional critiques given privately to each contestant by comedian veterans.
  • 2 private, professional critiques delivered by the celebrity judges the day after your first two sets.
  • Finalists will be given an additional six minute set the night of the finals. (Everyone gets 3 sets, finalists get 4)
  • Networking opportunities that would literally cost thousands of dollars if setup by a manager or agent.
  • An experience that will forge life-long friendships with other comedians.
  • And much more!

How Much Stage Time Does Everyone Really Get?

The competition will be awesome each night. Every night (3) you will each get a short set in front of a live paying audiences that will each be judged and critiqued for you. (Length of this set will be determined after all the registrations are in.) Every night an audience vote will be taken to see who the individual night winner is. Each individual night winner will receive recognition and a medal. Then the competition will be narrowed down to the finalists (exact number subject to change) who will each get a chance to come back on stage for a longer set (6-10) additional minutes after the last night has finished.

In addition to the competition, there are open-mic nights every night for each contestant to participate in. These will not be part of the competition but have proven to be some of the most fun things of the Challenge experience. ONLY comics who are registered for the competition (not the auditors), can perform at all the open-mics.

What Did Contestants Say About The Challenge Last Year?

Who are the Celebrity Judges in Chicago?

  • Leslie Norris Townsend (Runner-Up on Star Search and Appeared on the Tonight Show!)

  • Eddie Brill - 7 Lettermans! Yearly Coordinator for the Johnny Carson Festival!

  • Mike Saccone - $100,000 Star Search Winner, Comedy Central, plus all Vegas Venues!

  • Dobie Maxwell - Comedy Teaching Icon, Craig Ferguson Appearance, Jimmy Kimmell Appearance
  • Bill Gorgo - Fantastic teacher of comedy (a Challenge Favorite!) and one of the inventors of the Chicago Style of Group Stand-Up Comedy!

  • Joby Saad - Thou Shalt Laugh, Bananas, Comedy Central, Country Music Television. He's the Village Idiot!

  • Read the Celebrity Guest Judges' full bios here.

 

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2017 Clean Comedy Challenge #2 - Pasadena, CA!

When and Where is the 2017 Pasadena Clean Comedy Challenge?

  • Dates TBA - Should be known and firm by March 1st, 2017.
  • Shows each night will be at The World Famous Ice House Comedy Club
  • HOTEL INFORMATION: Coming Soon.
  • LImited to first 22 registrations and monies received!

What Does the Winner Get?

The title of 2017 Clean Comedy Challenge Winner, $750 Cash. 

Each night a "Nightly Audience Favorite" will be crowned. This will be voted on by the audience in attendance and not the judges. (This has no bearing on the final outcome, but it is a fun way to compete on individual nights if a previous night didn't go so well for you!)

 


 

 

What Does Everyone Get?

  • Awesome face to face time with working professionals in the comedy industry.
  • Seminars in comedy writing taught be amazingly talented comedy writers.
  • Other comedy industry relevant seminars taught by the Celebrity Judges.
  • Valuable stage-time three nights in a row with professional critiques given privately to each contestant by comedian veterans.
  • 2 private, professional critiques delivered by the celebrity judges the day after your first two sets.
  • Finalists will be given an additional six minute set the night of the finals. (Everyone gets 3 sets, finalists get 4)
  • Networking opportunities that would literally cost thousands of dollars if setup by a manager or agent.
  • An experience that will forge life-long friendships with other comedians.
  • And much more!

How Much Stage Time Does Everyone Really Get?

The competition will be awesome each night. Every night (3) you will each get a short set in front of a live paying audiences that will each be judged and critiqued for you. (Length of this set will be determined after all the registrations are in.) Every night an audience vote will be taken to see who the individual night winner is. Each individual night winner will receive recognition and a medal. Then the competition will be narrowed down to the finalists (exact number subject to change) who will each get a chance to come back on stage for a longer set (6-10) additional minutes after the last night has finished.

In addition to the competition, there are open-mic nights every night for each contestant to participate in. These will not be part of the competition but have proven to be some of the most fun things of the Challenge experience. ONLY comics who are registered for the competition (not the auditors), can perform at all the open-mics.

What Did Contestants Say About The Challenge Last Year?

Who are the Celebrity Judges in Chicago?

  • Leslie Norris Townsend (Runner-Up on Star Search and Appeared on the Tonight Show!)

  • Rocky Laporte - Last Comic Standing Finalist, Ron White 2017 Tour

  • Bruce Smith - Ominpop Agency, LA/NYC Stand-Up Agent. Many clients including Kevin James, Maria Bamford, Chris Titus and others.

  • Dennis Regan - 7 Lettermans and 5 Tonight Shows and a Challenge Favorite (He's been a judge before and the contestants love him!)

  • Jan Smith and Bob Fisher - Owners and Bookers of the legendary Ice House Comedy Club and Comedy.tv Bookers!

Read the Celebrity Guest Judges' full bios here.

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