BE A SPONSOR FOR ONE OF OUR CONTESTANTS OR OTHER EVENTS

See Additional Info Below About The "Show Me Funny" Festival

SEE HERE HOW ANYONE CAN SUPPORT A WANT TO BE CONTESTANT OR HOW WE CAN HELP CONTESTANTS AND VENDORS GET THEIR FEES COVERED THROUGH THE KEYCHAINS FOR KEYS CAMPAIGN.


  • You can be a sponsor for one or more of our contestant.
  • You can be one of our sponsors of the venue locations at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis or tours stops. 
  • Your support can help us pay tribute to a legendary comedian every year. Our first Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Comedy Festival will pay tribute to Dick Gregory and honor some others at the event. 
  • You can be one of our sponsors of the Guinness World Record attempts in comedy. We are fundraising to help cover the cost of taking the finales to larger venues in St. Louis. The St. Louis Convention Center And Dome is open to us to use. Our goal is to raise the funds through many ways to cover cost.
  • You can sponsor multiple events related to the Comedy Movement. (Workshops, Stage Plays, Movies and More.) 

LET'S MAKE COMEDY HISTORY AND A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!!

BE ONE OF 100 CONTESTANT IN THE 2020 "SHOW ME FUNNY" COMEDY FESTIVAL!

Are you a well-known comedian with a huge fan base looking for a place to do Greet & Meets for your St. Louis fans? If you're interested in being a vendor at our Comedy Festival contact us to get a vendor application ASAP. The first part of the Comedy Competition/Festival will be held at Harris Stowe State University June 15-21, 2020. This is also our JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION week. There will be up to 100 vendor spaces available at the first round days. There will be over 400+ vendor spaces at the final rounds location. (TBA)

 Some of our spaces will be for our contestants in the Comedy Competition and businesses looking for customers. We are reserving a total of 150 spaces for our Comedians in the competition and/or host and speakers. So come and make some money with your promotional items too. Comedians you can sell your promotional items, do Meet & Greets and raise funds for a cause of your choice if you like. If you're a comedian and can get yourself to St. Louis get a space before it's too late!! The dates and locations are available and we're tell everybody!! There will be a space waiting for you at the contestant rate at both locations of the festival. Contestants of our comedy competition must let us now if they have a sponsor and/or plan to support a causes before paying registration fees. We are also looking for sponsors for our contestants. So get registered to be one of the two comedians from your state. Don't forget that we are looking to collaborate with you if you are a promoter of comedy and have a location to hold a talent search or comedy competition in your city before our competition start. This is just one way to sponsor a contestant from your city.

#STANDUPFORCHANGE             #JOINTHECOMEDYMOVEMENT             #COLLABORATEFORCAUSES

** SEE VENDOR INFORMATION BELOW **

All Comedians competing in our Comedy Competition of this festival can support a cause if they opt in to get a vendor space. 


Registrations for those who want to compete in the $100,000 Comedy Competition is open now. You can also Text or Call 314-243-6034 after you read all details of the 3 ways you can be a contestant. 


https://www.MidwestShowMeFunnyEntertainment.com

SEE SIGN UP OPTIONS & CONTEST RULES BELOW

Grab an option and let's make Comedy History together!!

1. A contestant can pay his/her own way into the competition by paying the $25 registration fee and get a vendor table for one day if you register early. The preliminary round location vendor tables are $25 a day for the comedians in the Comedy Competition. Get a $475 vendor space for 2 days of the finals location if you don't want to be in the competition. If you have a small non-profit organization you want to support, you'll get $150 off the vendor fee. You'll get both days of the finals to be a vendor for your Meet & Greet with option #2. See details about the vendor information on our vendor page.

** The vendor space is for 2 days but optional for the finals. The contestant must cover his/her our travel and the hotel stay of our chosen hotel or find your own.


2. A contestant can get a sponsor at our $1,500 level for this year. $2,500 will lock a sponsor in for next year. 

**This will cover round trip travel to our city, hotel stay during all days of the festival, workshops/classes, 2 days of vendor space at the preliminary rounds, finales and many more offers we're working on for our contestants. 


3. A contestant can enter by way of a talent search. 

** A comedy promoter can collaborate with us. He/She can organize a comedy competition by our guidelines: No more than 10 comedians competing in their final rounds, $25 or less entry fee and the information of their contestants submitted to us. The Promoter/Venue Owner will cover the fees of the winner of their competition to come to our Comedy Festival. If a Promoter or Comedy Club/Venue Owner Opt in at this sponsorship level they will be locked in for our 2019 and 2020 Comedy Festival if they choose to at $2,500. 

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I HAVE A SPONSOR AND I WANT TO BE A CONTESTANT

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I AM A PROMOTER, I WANT TO COLLABORATE TO FIND A CONTESTANT IN MY STATE OR BE MY OWN SPONSOR

PRELIMINARY AND FINAL ROUNDS LOCATIONS

The preliminary rounds of the Competition will be at Harris Stowe State University.

We're looking for a few well-known comedians to come to our event for Meet & Greets or Host.

We're looking for a few well-known comedians to come to our event for Meet & Greets or Host.

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We have three hotels in the St. Louis area who want our contestant to stay at their location. We are working out the details of our preliminary rounds locations. We want to help our contestants out as much as possible, so we are fundraising and looking for sponsors to help out. We have reached out to promoters and comedy clubs to be a sponsor but we're not waiting on them to decide. We will make our choice when we have our first 20 contestants to do tour stops to find more contestants. (Tour TBA) 

If you're a promoter and would like to collaborate with us to help a comedian get to our comedy festival, see details here. Tell a promoter you know to get on board and together we all win!! We only want to collaborate to find only 2 comedians per state. All contestants will win at least $500 and the chance to make more money as a vendor selling their promotional items or the items of a sponsor. Again, tell another promoter, let's support each other and support a cause. And remember Comedians, you can hold a spot by paying a refundable $25 Registration Fee.  

We're looking for a few well-known comedians to come to our event for Meet & Greets or Host.

We're looking for a few well-known comedians to come to our event for Meet & Greets or Host.

We're looking for a few well-known comedians to come to our event for Meet & Greets or Host.

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Nothing brings a crowd like a well-known person. We are looking to give away a few vendor spaces to some well-known comedians to help bring the crowd. This will be at no cost to the comedian if they support a cause of their choice. The Midwest "Show Me Funny" Comedy Festival is about paying-it-forward. The Comedy Movement is about comedians of all levels working together to Stand Up For Change so we can Help and Heal Through Laughter. If you find a Non-Profit to support you can get a spot to do Meet & Greets at our Comedy Festival. Come to our event to sell your promotional items and raise funds for a cause you Stand Up For. If you know you have a large following and fan base in the St. Louis area, contact us ASAP and get a space. You must get yourself to St. Louis on your own. 

1. Contact Us ASAP to get a space.          

2. Find a Non-Profit to support.               

3. Let us know who you'll supporting.   

4. Get yourself to the Comedy Festival.

Harris Stowe State University

Let's have the Finales at the Downtown St. Louis Convention Center!

Let's have the Finales at the Downtown St. Louis Convention Center!

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Harris Stowe State University is one of our local Colleges, it is a HBCU. Harris-Stowe State University provides educational opportunities for individuals seeking a rich and engaging academic experience. They offer programs designed to nurture intellectual curiosity and build authentic skills that prepare their students for success in a diverse society.

We are so excited to have the preliminary rounds of the Midwest "Show Me Funny" Comedy Festival there!! There will be various speakers during the day hours of the preliminary rounds. We are also planning workshops with a lawyer on protecting your brand at the Comedy Festival. Lock in your spot as a contestant with your $25 refundable Registration Fee today. This is one Comedy Competition that works hard for all involved to be a winner.



Let's have the Finales at the Downtown St. Louis Convention Center!

Let's have the Finales at the Downtown St. Louis Convention Center!

Let's have the Finales at the Downtown St. Louis Convention Center!

We would like our finales to be held at the St. Louis Convention Center in 2020. Get all details for vendor information and start time announcements at the highlighted links. Let's come together to Help and Heal Through Laughter. Together we can Make A Difference as we come together in the masses for a Guinness World Record attempt in Comedy. For our Grand Finale we would like to break a Guinness World Record by filling a St. Louis Stadium and fundraiser to help end homelessness for some families. If you're interested in being a sponsor contact us for a meeting to receive details of our Top Tier Sponsorship Packages.

COMPETITION RULES

Additional Information

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST “SHOW ME FUNNY” COMEDY COMPETITION

                  PRELIMINARY ROUNDS BEGINS ON ( TBA ) AT ( TBA )

20 COMICS COMPETE FOR 2 SPOTS EACH NIGHT 
                 4-6 MINUTES, TIME WILL DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF COMICS WE HAVE UP TO 100.

SEMI- FINAL ROUND BEGINS ON ( TBA ) AT ( TBA ) PM 
10 COMICS COMPETE FOR 5 SPOTS FOR THE FINAL ROUND 
EACH COMIC WILL HAVE 8-10 MINUTES

FINAL ROUND WILL BE ( TBA ) AT ( TBA )PM
EACH COMIC WILL HAVE 10-15 MIN


THE TOP 5 CONTESTANTS WILL COME BACK TO OPEN AT THE FINALE.
 

ALL COMICS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE HOST VENUE: THE HIT ZONE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THEIR PERFORMANCE TIME.

ALL COMICS WILL BE JUDGED ON A POINT SYSTEM.  THE POINT SYSTEM WILL RANGE FROM 1-10 WITH 1 BEING THE LOWEST AND 10 BEING THE HIGHEST.

COMICS WILL BE JUDGED IN 4 CATEGORIES, PROFESSIONALISM, ORIGINALITY, STAGE PRESENCE, AND CREATIVITY. (ADULT LANGUAGE IS UP TO YOU)

REMEMBER YOU ARE BEING JUDGED, SO TRY NOT TO USE TO MUCH PROFANITY    

ALL COMICS ARE EXPECTED TO PERFORM WITHIN THEIR ALLOTTED TIME.  IF A COMIC GOES OVER THEIR TIME-LIMIT THERE WILL BE A DEDUCTION OF POINTS.

COMICS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK TO ANY OF THE JUDGES WHO ARE JUDGING THEIR SHOW.  IF YOU TALK TO A JUDGE YOU WILL RECEIVE A DEDUCTION OF POINTS.

ALL COMICS ARE EXPECTED TO DO THEIR MATERIAL. DO NOT USE STAFF OR AUDIENCE AS YOUR SHOW.

ALL COMICS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR CONTESTANT BADGES ON THEIR DAY OF PERFORMANCES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE SPEAK WITH MS. WOODY (314-243 6034).  DO NOT CALL MS. WOODY UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY.  DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF COMEDIANS PERFORMING IN THE COMPETITION MS. WOODY WILL BE VERY BUSY SO PLEASE BE MINDFUL.

DUE TO TIME RESTRICTIONS, OVERALL LOGISTICS AND FOR THE SAKE OF ALL CONCERNED, WE MUST STRICTLY ENFORCE AND ASK YOU TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:

1.) EACH SHOW'S SCHEDULED CONTESTANTS MUST APPEAR AT THE MANDATORY MEETING PRIOR TO EACH SHOW (SEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR DETAILS UPON YOUR ARRIVAL ).

2.) COMEDIANS MUST REPORT TO THE EVENT MANAGER NO LATER THAN ONE HOURS BEFORE SHOW STARTING TIME FOR ALL ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION.

3.) THE PERFORMING ORDER WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE PULL OF NUMBERS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. THE PRODUCERS ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY OR INVOLVEMENT IN DETERMINING OR ASSISTING CONTESTANTS WITH SPECIAL SHOW ORDER REQUESTS.

4.) THOSE CONTESTANTS WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE PERFORMING ORDER (ONCE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN) CAN EXCHANGE NUMBERS. PLEASE SPEAK WITH OTHER CONTESTANTS WHO HAVE SIMILAR CONCERNS AND WORK OUT A TRADE. THAT IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL TO BOTH PARTIES. TRADING MUST BE COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY BY ALL PARTIES CONCERNED.

5.) THE ORDER WILL BE PERMANENTLY SCHEDULED AND POSTED 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENING'S FIRST SHOW. AT THAT TIME ALL TRADING MUST STOP.

6.) THOSE CONTESTANTS WHO MISS THE MANDATORY  MEETING OR MISS THE DRAWING OF NUMBERS WILL BE PENALIZED. BASED ON THE PRODUCER'S DISCRETION, THE OFFENDING PARTIES WILL:

A) BE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED AS THE FIRST CONTESTANT,

B) BE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED AS THE LAST CONTESTANT OR

C) BE DISQUALIFIED FROM COMPETING

7.) THERE IS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR ANYONE CAUGHT IN POSSESSION OR IN USE OF ANY ILLEGAL DRUGS, EITHER IN THE OFFICIAL VENUE OR AT THE OFFICIAL HOTEL, AT ANY AFTER PARTY EVENTS OR AT ANY PUBLIC PLACE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: PARKS, RESTAURANTS, BARS OR OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS DURING THE DURATION OF THE MIDWEST SHOW ME FUNNY COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL. THOSE GUILTY PARTIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION AND ESCORTED OFF THE PREMISES.

8.) MIDWEST SHOW ME FUNNY COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL IS A PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASING EVENT. THOSE FOUND BEHAVING DISRUPTIVELY, RUDELY TO PRODUCTIONSTAFF, MOTEL STAFF OR VENUE STAFF OR IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH (MWSMF) POLICIES, SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED AND ESCORTED OFF THE PREMISES.

9.) NO UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDINGS AND NO UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO OR AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES ARE PERMITTED AT ANY (MWSMFE) COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL EVENT, FUNCTION, MEETING OR GATHERING. WE WILL ALLOW EACH CONTESTANT TO HAVE SOMEONE TO VIDEO THEIR SET ONLY. PLEASE NOTIFY US IN ADVANCE. IF WE ARE NOT NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE (1 HOUR BEFORE SHOW TIME) YOUR SET CAN NOT BE RECORDED. 


SUBMISSION OF SETS:

IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERY CONTESTANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE HIS/HER SKILLS, WE WILL PLACE COMEDIANS ON SHOW DATES TO FIT THEIR SCHEDULE. THE BEST EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO HAVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY SHOW AND GREATEST DIVERSITY POSSIBLE. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS, EACH CONTESTANT IS REQUIRED TO EMAIL OR MAILA HEAD SHOT, LINK OR DVD AND BRIEF BIO BY THUR. OCT 10, 2013. 


TIME ALLOWANCE:

TIME ALLOWANCE FOR ROUND 1 WILL BE FIVE (4-6) MINUTES PER EACH CONTESTANT. TIME ALLOWANCE FOR THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND WILL BE TEN (8-10) MINUTES FOR EACH CONTESTANT. TIME ALLOWANCE FOR THE FINAL ROUND WILL BE (10-15). THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF (5) CONTESTANTS FOR THE FINALS.

EACH CONTESTANT WILL BE GIVEN A VISUAL WARNING AT ONE MINUTE PRIOR TO THEIR FINAL MINUTE OF ALLOTTED TIME AND ANOTHER WHEN 30 SECONDS REMAINS. FOR EXAMPLE: IN ROUND 1 CONTESTANTS WILL BE WARNED AT 3 MINUTES AND THEN AGAIN AT 4 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS. THE STAFF TIMEKEEPER WILL MAINTAIN THE OFFICIAL TIME.

SCORING:

CONTESTANTS WILL BE GIVEN A SCORE OF ONE (1) TO TEN (10) BY EACH JUDGE. THE MINIMUM SCORE POSSIBLE FOR EACH CONTESTANT IS 3 POINTS. THE MAXIMUM SCORE POSSIBLE FOR EACH CONTESTANT IS A PERFECT SCORE OF 30 POINTS. NOTE: DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION, THERE WILL BE AN AUTOMATIC REDUCTION OF 3 POINTS (ONE POINT PER JUDGE) FOR ANY CONTESTANT RUNNING PAST THEIR TIME ALLOTMENT. CONTESTANTS EXCEEDING THEIR TIME ALLOTMENT BY MORE THAN 60 SECONDS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.


JUDGING:

JUDGES WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO BASE THEIR SCORES ON THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

1.) CONTENT OF MATERIAL: THE QUALITY OF THE COMEDIAN'S MATERIAL. IS IT ORIGINAL? IS IT WELL DEVELOPED? IS IT THOUGHT PROVOKING? IS IT FUNNY? (NOTE: THE (MWSMFE) IS A CLASS ACT AND SEEKS OUT PROFESSIONAL-MINDED PERFORMERS FOR THE COMPETITION. WE BELIEVE IN FREE EXPRESSION. WE DO NOT CENSOR COMEDIAN'S PERFORMANCES, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF OUR AUDIENCE MEMBERS, BLUE/VULGAR MATERIAL IS DISCOURAGED). REMEMBER YOU ARE BEING JUDGED.


2.) AUDIENCE RESPONSE: BY APPLAUSE AND LAUGHTER, WHAT WAS THE JUDGE'S TAKE ON THE AUDIENCE'S RESPONSE TO EACH COMEDIAN'S PERFORMANCE?


3.) PRESENTATION: HOW DID THE COMEDIAN PRESENT HIS/HER SET? DID THEY "STAND AND DELIVER" PROFESSIONALLY? WERE THEY EXPRESSIVE? DID THE JUDGE BELIEVE THEM? WERE THEY IN COMMAND OR UNSURE OR NERVOUS? WERE THEY DRESSED APPROPRIATELY FOR THEIR SET? DID THEY CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE?

NOTE: DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS, IN THE EVENT OF A TIE, I.E. WHERE TWO OR MORE CONTESTANTS HAVE THE SAME SCORE DURING ANY ROUND, THE TIE WILL BE BROKEN BY A (3) MINUTE JOKE OFF.

APPEARANCE AND RELEASE FORM:

PRIOR TO PERFORMING OR ATTENDING ANY (MWSMFE) FUNCTION AND BEFORE APPEARING BEFORE VIDEO CAMERAS OR ANY OTHER (MWSMFE) RECORDING DEVICE, EACH CONTESTANT MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN AN APPEARANCE CONSENT & RELEASE FORM.



                                GOOD LUCK AND MUCH CONTINUED SUCCESS TO YOU ALL.

                     

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CONTESTANTS LIST

Only two very funny comedians from each state will be aloud to enter our Comedy Festival.

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PRIZE BREAK DOWN