ComicsCon Stand Up Comedy Battle Royale at NEComicCon Thanksgiving Weekend
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ComicsCon Stand Up Comedy Battle Royale at NEComicCon Thanksgiving Weekend

ComicsCon Comedy Battle Royale November 2019

NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza is proud to continue the tradition of mixing Comics with our Comics, presenting our second ComicsCon Stand-up Comedy Battle Royale competition Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 thru December 1st, for laughs, fame, glory and maybe some prize money.

Who will slay the competition and leave the audience in stitches becoming the last surviving comic taking home the $100 cash prize each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) based strictly on the cheer volume of the ravaged audience. Then add a $500 cash prize on the line for the finals on Sunday, when the 3 daily winners battle to their comedy deaths to take home even more money. Maybe a well seasoned professional can be defeated by a newcomer, an up-and-comer or an unknown.  The audience will decide their fate and shoot down the final two leaving one standing on the island known as the Boxboro Regency Hotel.

Our March 2019 ComicsCon Battle Royale was won by the amazing Phillip Borras, a New England comedian on his way up.

Amateurs and Professionals are invited to the ComicsCon Comedy Battle Royale, a competition to find the funniest person to stand up on a stage during a weekend of bizarre activities, and entertain strangers potentially dressed as Batman or a Princess Mashup.

Wiki describes these “genres” of humor, so if you create any of these you are eligible to compete and possibly in 7 minutes of your time you could win the money:

Alternative, Anecdotal, Anti-Humor, Black, Blue, Character, Cringe, Crowdwork, Dark, Deadpan, Heritage, Improvisational, Insult, Mockumentary, Musical, Observational, One-Liners, Physical, Prop, Shock, Sitcom, Sketch, Spoof, Surreal, Topical and Witty Wordplay … they did not even mention all the ethnic comedies that has been around since cavemen, although there was a mention of Zombie comedies.
The goal of the ComicsCon Comedy Battle Royale is to find the best of the weekend, maybe an unknown, maybe a veteran … but the $500 cash prize will be recognized as being the best of the weekend, along with the $100 prizes for being best of the days, are added to the recognition of being a ComicsCon Comic.

NEComicCon also includes exhibitors offering all forms of pop culture items, celebrity guests signing autographs and offering photo ops with fans (both for a fee) including television stars Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies, Newhart, Gotham), Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny, The Magicians, Soap Operas), Nicholle Tom (The Nanny, Beetoven), Dana DeLorenzo (Ash vs the Evil Dead), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney’s Wings, Moody Blues),  Marty Ross (New Monkees), Brianna Denski (Wonder Park), Kadrolsha Ona (Queen of the Paranormal), Bill Diamond (Muppets), along with comic book artists, authors and creators.

Being part of the audience deciding who wins the money because they are so darn funny is included in all NEComicCon admissions and the Schedule will be posted of who is performing where and when so you don’t miss any of the action.  Your loudness will determine the winner, so bring you friends and family to cheer on your favorite.

If you are a comic, wanna be a comic or think you have 7 minutes of nerve to stand up and make other people laugh, and you’d like to try to make some money doing it, then parachute into the frenzy and try your luck.

THE RUN DOWN
Comedians will be competing in preliminary rounds leading up to the daily final round with the daily winners each taking home $100 and the right to compete on Sunday when the three best comedians from the weekend will duke it out to be crowned the best comedian of Northeast ComicCon and take home $500 more.

THE SET-UP
Each contestant will sign up for a time slot where you will compete against up to six other comedians. There is a $20 entry fee that includes a weekend pass for all of the ComicCon activities. Each comedian will be given seven minutes to bring their act to the audience. Each comedian will be judged based solely off of audience reaction and applause at the end of each preliminary. The comedian with the loudest approval from the audience will advance to that day’s semi-finals to complete against the top comedians from each preliminary that day. The winner of each daily semi-final will be awarded $100, and advance to the finals on Sunday where they will go up against the two other finalists for a chance to win another $500!

WHERE AND WHEN
The event will be happening November 29, 30 and December 1st, at the Regency Hotel in Boxboro, MA.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee for a Stand Up comedian to compete in the event will be only $20 and includes a weekend pass to the NorthEast ComicCon event including Concerts AfterParties. Upon completion of a form choosing the day and time they would like to compete, the submitting comedian will be sent an e-mail link for to sign up for the time period that works best for you.  If you win Friday or Saturday, you still have to return on Sunday to win the $500 … so be prepared to be a winner.

ANYTHING ELSE?
Since the voting is done by the audience in each preliminary, semi-final and in the final, Comedians are encouraged to promote their appearance on their social media in order to get their fans and family in the audience to cheer for them.

Ready to sign up? Make us laugh!

If you have any other questions, you can contact garysohmers@gmail.com for more information.

ComicsCon Stand-Up Comedy Battle Royale November 29 – December 1, Boxboro MA