The third annual New Jersey Comedy Festival (NJCF) and The Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick have teamed up to invite New Jersey college students to perform at one of the Garden State’s most well known comedy clubs on Wednesday, December 9 at 8 p.m.
The New Jersey Comedy Festival, which has been holding preliminary events at college campuses through the state this fall, encourages the state’s most comical college students to compete for the title of the “New Jersey King or Queen of Campus Comedy.” This year, the NJCF will visit nine college campuses on its search, with the Stress Factory added as an additional venue for all students who missed their school’s event or whose school is not a host campus.
“Our partnership with Vinnie Brand and the Stress Factory Comedy Club allows us to invite each and every New Jersey college student who dreams of becoming a comedian, to perform on a stage that has been graced by some of the biggest and best names in comedy, something we’d otherwise be unable to do,” said Dennis Hedlund, founder and executive producer of the NJCF.
The comedians are judged based upon originality, stage presence, material and audience reaction. As with each of the campus preliminary events, three students from the Stress Factory event will be chosen to compete at the Championship Finals on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Rutgers Student Center on Rutgers University’s College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick. In addition to being crowned the “New Jersey King or Queen of Campus Comedy,” the winner will receive the Good Humor Award, a scholarship from the Manhattan Comedy School, the opportunity to perform at The Stress Factory Comedy Club in New Brunswick and a $1,000 cash prize.
According to Vinnie Brand, owner of the Stress Factory Comedy Club, “New Jersey has an amazing number of talented young comedians and the Stress Factory has a history of shining a light on the newest up-and-coming comics. We look forward to working with NJCF and helping young comics to showcase their talents.”
The public is invited to attend the NJCF performance at the Stress Factory Comedy Club, located at 90 Church Street in New Brunswick, for an admission fee of $6. For a complete schedule or event registration visit www.newjerseycomedyfestival.com <http://www.newjerseycomedyfestival.com/>.