Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Registration is full.

Registration for the 2015 Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Comedy Competition is now open.  

All rounds will take place at Theatre 99 which is the best room for comedy in town!


Registration is open to anyone and is first come first serve.  You do not need to submit a video of your stand up to register. 

This year the prize money is $1,000.00 to the winner(s) and the registration fee is $20.00.  The only way to sign up is online using PayPal.  We will not accept payment in person or via the mail.

Registration fees are not refundable.  No exceptions.

Participants can not change or move their prelim date, even if you register for the wrong date.  No exceptions.

This year the competition will have 4 preliminary rounds.  Each preliminary will have 14 comedians performing 5-minute sets.  Time will be kept in the light booth and if you go over 5 min, the lights go out and the MC will introduce the next comedian.  At the end of each prelim, the audience votes for their 2 favorite comics and the top 5 vote getters move on the semi-final rounds.  

During the Semi-finals the same voting process will be used to select finalists and the winner.  Each audience member must vote for their 2 favorite comedians and the 3 highest vote getting comedians either move on to the finals.  In the finals, $500 will awarded to the comic with the most audience votes and $500 will be awarded to the comic selected by a panel of judges.  

In addition to the cash prizes, the top 3 vote getters will be a part of their own show (Stand Up Competition Winners Showcase) during Charleston Comedy Festival in January.

All prelims will be held at Theatre 99 (280 Meeting Street above The Bicycle Shoppe) and show time is 10:00 p.m.

Preliminary round dates:
Preliminary #1: Friday, September 5, 2013  - Registration is open now

Preliminary #2: Friday, September 26, 2013 - Registration opens on Wednesday, September 3

Preliminary #3: Friday, October 17, 2013  - Registration opens on Tuesday, September 24

Preliminary #4: Friday, November 7, 2013 - Registration on Tuesday, October 14

Semi-Final round dates:

Friday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 at 10:00 p.m.

FINALS DATE:  Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 p.m.

We will open registration for one prelim at a time and spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  


All stand ups must to arrive by 9:30 p.m. on the night of their prelim or they will be disqualified.



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