VIDEO: The Finalists - Comedy Central's 'Up Next' Talent Search in Chicago
Comedy Central has posted video vignettes for Up Next, a CC: Certified Talent Search via the network's Certified Clubs program. The videos feature comedian Jonah Ray talking with each of the talent search's nine finalists during regional semi-finals. Check out clips from Chicago below!
Following the four semi-finals, comedians Tone Bell, Chris Cubas, Randy Liedtke, Nimesh Patel, Joe Pera, Ali Siddiq, Dave Thomason, Aaron Weaver and Jenny Zigrino made it to the final round, performing the 4th annualComics To Watch showcase during this week's 2013 New York Comedy Festival. Their performances were filmed by Comedy Central to be turned into an über digital feature for stand-up fans to watch on cc.com/upnext, starting on Monday, November 11th.
Fans will be able to cast their votes for the best Comics to Watchperformance through November 14th with the Up Next Fan's Pick winner announced on-air on Comedy Central, Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM (channel 95) and cc.com/upnext on Sunday, November 17th. The Grand Prize winner, as determined by fans, will receive an appearance on a future Comedy Central stand-up series, a performance slot in an upcoming Comedy Central Live college tour, a Comedy Central Records digital release, placement on the CC:Stand-up site and app, a stint as a guest DJ on Comedy Central Radio (SiriusXM channel 95), and $2500 cash.
In addition to the Comics to Watch digital experience on cc.com/upnext, Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM will air the showcase on Monday, November 11th and Jonah Ray will host a special week of The Comedy Central Drive Home, featuring special guests Dan St. Germain, Myq Kaplan, Jared Logan, Sheng Wang, and the Comics to Watch finalists encouraging listeners to cast their votes for the Up Next Fan's Pick.
For more information, visit cc.com/upnext.