2020 Amateur Tournament Sign Up

Jukebox Comedy Club, Peoria, IL

September 3, 2020 7:00 pm Jukebox Comedy Club, Peoria, IL

19th Annual Jukebox Comedy Club Tournament Details and Sign Up!

 We are excited to get our annual comedy tournament underway!  Here are the rules and how to enter one of the Midwest’s most prestigious amateur tournaments!

 Who can enter: Amateurs Only!

Semi-Final Rounds:

  • Each entrant will perform in ONE  of the two preliminary rounds.
  • Will be held on Friday, September 4th at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
  • The top 4 scores from each round will move onto the finals on Saturday, September 5th.
  • Semi-final contestants must perform between 6 and 8 minutes. 
  • Audience tickets will be $10 and available on our website.

 The Final Round:

  • Will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5th at 8 pm.   The doors will open at 7 p.m.
  • Finals contestants must perform between 8 and 10 minutes.  
  • Audience tickets will be $12 and available on our website.
 ENTRY FEE:     $20 and must be pre-paid.
*If you are unable to pre-pay online, please choose the pay with cash option and make arrangements immediately with Dan for in-person payment.
Judges will score each round of the tournament based on audience response, stage presence, originality, and overall comedy-writing abilities. 
  • In the preliminary rounds, audience response will make up 50% of the score.
  • In the semi-finals and finals, audience response will make up 25% of the score
  • 95% of the entry fees will be paid back to the finalists. Final amount will be based on the number of entrants.
  • The top 5 in the finals will receive a 10-minute guest set on a mutually-agreed-upon show between September 13th and the end of the year.
There will be a maximum of 45 entries.  Be sure to enter ASAP to secure a spot.  Once entries have been completed, preliminary round line-ups will be posted in the Central Illinois Comics page on Facebook and on our website under the date of performance. If the field is not full, we will continue taking entries even after the tournament starts.
For additional questions, please contact Dan at danccc@aol.com
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If this show is not sold out, tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the start of the event. Walk-ins are welcome as long as seats are available. 

All entries are final and are non-refundable.