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GIVE ME 500 Performers Submission
The Playground Theater
Chicago, IL
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Thank you for participating in THE GIVE ME 500!!!


GIVE ME 500 Performers Submission
- The Give Me 500 is a weekend long-AUGUST 1-2  solo comedy competition featuring 100 comedic acts, competing for over $1,000 in cash prizes and the honor of being the inaugural Give Me 500 Champion.

Submission Fee $20

What you get for your fee:
- Atleast One 5 minute solo sketch comedy set
- Admission to all Give Me 500 sets (paid audience gets first priority)($5 value per show seen)
-Guaranteed admission to one of the two Give Me 500 Finales ($15 Value)
- Complimentary Access to Beer Sponsor Beverages throughout the weekend
- Potential cash prizes, over $1000 in cash prizes

Cash Prizes:
- Winner of every segment gets $20, so 1 in 8 performers win their money back.
- 8PM Finale Winner $150, 10PM Finale Winner $150 Overall Winner $350
-Best Non Winning Bit 8PM $25, Best non winning Bit 10PM $25, Best Overall Bit $75

Show Times
Friday August 1st 6PM-1AM
Saturday August 2nd 1PM-6PM
Finales August 2nd 8PM & 10PM


The Playground Theater (View)
3209 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
United States




Owner: The Playground Theater
On BPT Since: Oct 07, 2009


Question: Are there any slots remaining for the Give Me 500, or a standby list? Thanks!
Answer: Currently performer slots are filled. To be added to a wait list please email info@the-playground.com

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