Auditions are now open for the chance win the coveted title of “Mid-coast Maine’s Queen/King of Comedy” in the first-ever St(r)and-Up Comedy Showcase! Headlining the evening will be comedian Earl David Reed, back to the Strand stage by popular demand.
On Friday, June 10 showcase competitors will each have 5-10 minutes on stage to perform their original comedy routine. The winner will be chosen by audience popular vote. Earl David Reed will emcee the evening and perform a full set of comedy.
Those interested in auditioning are asked to submit a brief video clip, video link, or a written description of a potential comedy routine, as an example of their comedic approach. Submission deadline is May 1. It is not necessary to be a Maine resident to audition. There is no entry fee.
Entries should be submitted to: email@example.com.
Earl David Reed is known for his dynamic presence, hard-driving wit, and hilarious improvisational style -- skillfully interacting with audiences of all kinds. A stand up comedian for 15 years, he has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has called him “ …an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl…funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, Showtime, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and NBC’s Friday Night Videos. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy.