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contest

16TH ANNUAL AMATEUR TOURNAMENT

Entrants perform in ONE prelimary round.


All entrants received through the link at the bottom of these tournament rules will be divided into one of as many as 5 preliminary rounds on the Wednesday nights in August.  The first prelimary round will be August 2nd at 8 p.m.  Arrive early.  Doors open at 7 p.m.

Semi-finals will be held at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on August 31st.
The Finals will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 1st.  


The top three scores from each preliminary round will advance to one of the 2 semi-final rounds.  Three "wild cards" will also make the semi-finals.
The top 4 scores from each of the semi-final rounds will make the Finals. 

Entry fee is $15 and must be pre-paid.  Send the entry fee using the secure reservation form on the website at jukeboxcomedy.com. The dropdown box choice will be labeled Entry Fee for Amateur Tournament.   Mention in the "comment" box any Wednesday nights in August that you cannot perform.
Also type the city in which you live.

ALL entry fees will be paid back to the top four in the Finals.  
 
The top 4 in the finals also earn a guest set on a mutually-agreed-upon Friday night between Sept. 7th and the end of the year.

Judges will score each round of the tournament based on audience response, stage presence, originality and overall comedy-writing abilities.  
In the preliminary rounds, audience response will make up 50% of the score.  Audience response will comprise 25% of the score in the semi-finals and finals.
 
Preliminary round contestants must perform between 4 and 6 minutes
Semi-finals contestants must perform between 6 and 8 minutes. 
Finals contestants must perform between 8 and 10 minutes.  

When you email your entry, please include your best contact phone number. 
  

Once entries have been compiled, preliminary round line-ups will be posted in the Central Illinois Comics page on Facebook by July 31st.  Please be sure to be a member of that page.  If the field is not full, we will continue taking entries even after the tournament starts, but please get your entries in ASAP to insure a spot.  

There will be a maximum of 60 entries.

Thanks!!
Dan, owner, Jukebox Comedy Club


LINK TO RESERVATIONS FORM