“IT’S HERE! CAPITOL CITY COMEDY CLUB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF OUR 2012 27TH ANNUAL ‘FUNNIEST PERSON IN AUSTIN CONTEST’!
F.P.I.A. begins Monday April 2nd, with twelve preliminary rounds running Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays through Tuesday May 1st.
Semi-Final nights will be Sunday, May 6th though Tuesday May 8th.
The Final night of the contest will be Monday, May 14th.
As in years past, we are anticipating heavy interests in our comedy contest from national industry including Comedy Central, Mosaic, Funny or Die, Ferguson, Kilborn, various casting agents, club & festival bookers to name a few. Our goal is to put our best talent in front of “movers and shakers” in the business! We’re proud that the Funniest Person in Austin contest has become a national beacon for Austin comedy.
The contest draws in everyone from seasoned comedic vets to rookies- some of whom have never even performed in front of a live audience. Needless to say, it’s a guaranteed good time! Along with $5000.00 in cash prizes, the contest also offers the chance for our local artists to showcase live in front of representatives from Comedy Central, International Artists
Agency, club & festival bookers, and TV Talent executives during the Semi-Finals & Final nights.
Lastly, F.P.I.A. rallies around two worthy organizations – Austin Children Shelter & Capital Area Food Bank. (For the year 2011, Cap City donated over $2000.00 to Austin’s Children shelter from Open Mic Night & FPIA!) We encourage family and friends to come out and support comedy and these organizations. $1 of every ticket sold at the contest will go to Austin Children Shelter. Bring two cans of food for the food bank and get in free during the preliminary rounds. F.P.I.A. contest nights are great nights of fun and benefit our community.” Click here to download the full lineup.
Margie Coyle, General Manager
Capitol City Comedy Club
8120 Research Blvd. Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758