This could be your big break!
The HUBCAP Open Mic Stand-up Contest is back to kick-off the Comedy Festival, and we want to hear you stand and deliver your funniest material.
Competition day is Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse at 7 p.m.
To enter for a chance to compete live on stage, email your contact information (name, address and phone #) and a youtube link to a 2 or 3 minute video of your funniest material to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to enter is noon on Friday, January 19, 2024.
HUBCAP will upload accepted contestant Videos for viewing and fan votes to the competition’s Facebook Event Page.
Judges panel and online voting take place from 6 p.m. Monday, January 22 until noon on Thursday, January 25, 2024.
The top up and coming comedians will be selected by our panel of five judges (online voting = 5th judge). Submissions will be judged on content, presence, originality and judges’ reactions. A maximum of ten finalists will be identified to move on to the live competition on stage during the festival on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Contest Information Contact:
Robert Gallant, General Manager
- Contest is open to all (funny) Maritime residents.
- Submissions will be received until the submission deadline of Noon on Friday, January 19th.
- If you’re selected as one of the Top Ten for the stage competition, you will need to have a polished stage routine that should be no less than three minutes and no longer than seven minutes (points will be deducted for going under or over your time allocation).
- All material must be original content only. Competitors will be disqualified for using non-original material (i.e. other performer’s jokes or internet jokes).
- The Top Ten contest starts January 31, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., and contestants need to check in by 6:30 p.m. to receive their performance position.
- Finalists will be judged on content, originality, your stage presence, audience response and judges’ reactions.
- Along with bragging rights, the winner will receive a professional (paid) gig with the pros during the HUBCAP Comedy Festival.
- The top three winners will be awarded tickets to various HUBCAP Comedy Festival shows.