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Great American Comedy Festival Auditions
The Purple Onion
San Francisco, CA
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Great American Comedy Festival Auditions
This show will feature ten top Bay Area comedians auditioning for a spot among the 24 of the country's top comedians, who will compete for the top spot in the Great American Comedy Festival, which will take place from June 15-19, 2011 in Norfolk, Nebraska, hometown of comedy legend Johnny Carson. Along with prize money of $5,000, the winner will collect an award designed just for the Great American Comedy Festival.

The comedians will be chosen by Eddie Brill, talent coordinator for the Late Show with David Letterman. Brill will choose the comedians during this audition and others held around the country.

The Purple Onion, the legendary club known for helping to launch the careers of Phyllis Diller, Woody Allen and the Smothers Brothers, is honored to showcase some of the best talents of the Bay Area as they try out for this national festival!

The line-up:
Reggie Steele, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen
Brendan Lynch, Regular, The Punch Line
Sammy Obeid, KO Comedy Tour
Sal Calanni, Regular, The Punch Line
Sandy Stec, Five Funny Females Tour
Will Franken, Bay Area cult favorite
Grant Lyon, Winner, Mile High Comedy Competition
Sammy Wegent, Winner, Battle of the Bay Comedy Competition
Jeff Applebaum, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Purple Onion offers a full bar and delicious menu of Italian specialties.

Please note that heckling will NOT be tolerated.  If you are being disruptive and do not cooperate with management, you will be thrown out.

Thank you for supporting local comedy!


The Purple Onion
140 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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