The organizers of several of the city’s stand-up open mics (The Famous International Variety Show, Comedy X-Change, Rittenhouse Comedy, and Center City Comedy) have put together a seventy comedian tournament-style stand-up comedy competition to coincide with college basketball’s March Madness this month. Across four nights each week, the first seventy will be narrowed down to 40 the first week, to 16 the second, then to eventually to the Elite 8 on the third week, who will compete in the finals — taking place at the end of the month at Mad River in Manayunk.
The first round began this week, with eighteen competitors being narrowed down to ten on each night at The Famous International Variety Show Sunday and Comedy X-Change on Monday. Here are the results from Sunday night:
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And from Monday night:
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