About Comedy Central's UP NEXT Certified Talent Search LOCAL FINAL
Comedy Central is looking for the best new stand-up talent nationwide. In September, the Orlando Improv will host one of several preliminary showcases for the 2013 UP NEXT Talent Search. One comedian will be chosen from each CC: Certified Club to perform at one of four regional showcases. From those four regional showcases, eight comedians will be selected to perform at the Comics to Watch show at the New York Comedy Festival show in November!Thurs. September 12th Pro-Am Final Local Showcase-- The two (2) performers chosen from the preliminary round, that took place on Wed. Sept. 11th, will compete alongside eight (8) professional comedians for a slot in a regional showcase. Each performer will do 7-8 minute set for our audience. Only one (1) performer will be selected to move forward and represent the Orlando Improv in a regional showcase for Comedy Central's “UPNEXT” Certified Comedy Contest. All performances will be taped and reviewed by Comedy Central's Talent Department.UP NEXT culminates in Comedy Central's 4th annual Comics To Watch industry showcase as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Comics from this show have gone on to appear at The South Beach Comedy Festival, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Adam Devine's House Party, The Half Hour, and more.