Donâ€™t miss this one!
I know, I knowâ€¦ what the Hell? Big Sky Comedy Competition? Why bother?
Iâ€™ll give you 3 reasons:
These are just a few of the talent coordinators and agents that were present at last years festival/competition. I expect just as good a turn out or better at this yearâ€™s competition with scheduled additional attendance of talent coordinators from the Funny Bones Comedy Clubs and FOX.
This festival is put on by Wayne Wilcox and his team of talent coordinators and producers. From what Iâ€™ve heard they are doing a great job building this festival.
As you may know, Iâ€™m a big fan of getting involved in any comedy competition or festival. Itâ€™s not just about the competition. Although winning would be great, itâ€™s not everything. Meeting and mingling and developing relationships with other comics and bookers is the primary goal of any competition.
One of the best pieces of advice I received about auditions and try-outs is from an old musician friend of mine. Heâ€™s a professional studio drummer and makes a good living touring with top headlining bands.
He said, â€œAudition for everything. Because even if you donâ€™t get the gig, you meet those same people again and if youâ€™ve been working hard, when they see you again, they see the improvement. Anyone would want to work with the artist who is constantly working hard to get better.â€
And heâ€™s right. As you know this can be a small world. You bump into a lot of the same people. Every opportunity leads to another opportunity.
To freshen up read my top tips on performing at comedy competitions.
How To Submit
Itâ€™s really easy to submit for this competition:
- Visit Big Sky Comedyâ€™s website and click the submissions link.
- Fill out the form.
- Pay the $30 Fee with your credit card.
- Submit your 5-minute video link.
- Submit before September 15!
Please be sure that your video is ONLY 5 minutes. I think itâ€™s best not to have an edited video, but times have changed and lots of these festivals donâ€™t care. They just want to see what you can bring to the festival.
24 Comedians will be selected for the competition. Hereâ€™s the great part, according to the promo on the website, your food and hotel are paid for! What?! Thatâ€™s right. If you make it into this festival, your food and hotel are paid for!
So submit your videos now and Good luck! Remember the deadline is September 15th!