Best Male Comic
Best Female Comic
We are looking for the Funniest Comic in the Heartland!
Do you think you're the funniest comedian in the midwest? Well, there's only one way to find out. This August, The Grove Comedy Club is holding it's inaugural Funniest Comedian in the Heartland Competition in search of the most talented comedians in the region.
Along with bragging rights, at the end of the contest, the finalists get to headline the end of the festival show, are provided future work opportunities at premier comedy clubs and, of course, take home the prize money!
1st Place Winners: $2000.00
2nd Place Winners: $500.00
3rd Place Winners: $250.00
Women compete against women; men compete against men. At the end of the competition, the TOP 3 from each contest are crowned victorious. Sounds too good to be true? Well it is! You should submit for your chance to be a part of the fun.
Entry fee is $5 for Early Bird, $10 for Flying Bird, and for late submissions (Big Bird) $20:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Are the Dates of the Competition? It is a four-day event taking place August 21st - August 24th, 2019.
Wait. So there are two 1st place winners? Yes. One woman and man will be crowned the Funniest Comedian in the Heartland. They each take home $2000.00.
Do I have to attend all four days? Yes. The competition is spread out over a few days.
When do Submissions Start and End? Submissions are open now and close July 1st, 2019.
How will my tape be judged? A committee of bookers and comedians will review the tapes. We recommend you send in a good quality video, where you can be clearly seen and heard.
Do I have to be from the midwest to submit? No. You can be from Montana or Mars. Acceptance into the competition does not depend on geography, but you are responsible for finding you're own way to Arkansas in August.
When will I know if I am accepted? You will be notified by July 5th, 2019.
How will the competition be judged? A combination of judges and audience votes will choose the winners.
Will there be accommodation provided? There will be discounts for lodging available to all comedians during the competition.
How much stage time will there be? Comedians are guaranteed a minimum of three shows.
What is in it for comedians, even if we don't win? Discounts on food and beverages will be provided. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with other comedians and industry.
I have more questions. Whom can I contact? Feel free to email Heartland@nwapubs.com with the subject line "I have a Question."