San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition

San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition

San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition

Date: September 24, 2015

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Annual competition featuring professional comedians

7:30 pm

The University Union Ballroom


Sacramento State’s The University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce the 40th annual competition, San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition, on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The show will be held at Sacramento State’s The University Union Ballroom. This event is free for students and the general public.

The prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition is an annual, multi-week, judged, stand-up comedy contest. Over thirty comedians, out of hundreds who apply, perform in shows held in comedy clubs, bars, restaurants, casinos, and theatres in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Past winners and finalists include: Robin Williams, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, Lous C.K, and Carlos Alazraqui.

Contestants perform 3 to 7 minute long sets in one of two preliminary weeks, consisting of six shows in six venues over six nights. The top five from each preliminary week will meet in the semi-finals week, which requires them to perform 8 to 12 minute long sets for another six shows. The top five from the semi-finals move onto the finals. In the finals, they will perform 12 to 15 long sets in five more shows, and a winner is crowned.

The semi-final rounds with 10 of the competition comedians will be coming to Sacramento State for a comedy show.

This event is in support of Hornet Weeks of Welcome.

All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.

UNIQUE Programs and The University Union, in support of Hornet WOW

Free parking after 6:30 pm on the 6th floor of Parking Structure III.

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Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at or (916) 278-3928.

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