Open casting call for comics and funny people
NBC is back with its annual search for comedic talent and stand up comics. Last year the show was called Stand Up for Diversity but this year NBC has shortened the name to “Stand Up NBC”. To go along with the new name a new logo has also been created. “Stand Up NBC” is a showcase dedicated to stand up comics. The comics who are chosen to participate in the showcase will have a chance to perform in front of leading agents, producers, directors and other industry professionals. This show is not aired on television and is an industry event that introduces new comics to the people who may hire them.
Past alumni of the show include Tony Bell who was cast as a Series Regular in NBC’s Whitney, Lil Rel who was cast in the new “In Living Color” and Host of FX’s late night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
About “Stand Up NBC”
In its tenth consecutive year, NBC is proud to present another groundbreaking year of Stand-Up for Diversity. Through this initiative comedians of diverse backgrounds have been launched to new career milestones. Each year NBC selects 3-5 cities across the country and holds both auditions and live showcases of the top diverse talent from that area. At the end of the search a handful of comedians are brought back to Los Angeles to showcase for key industry players at NBCUniversal and industry-wide. Many of the comics from last year’s Best of Stand-Up for Diversity showcase signed with top Hollywood agents and met with the entertainment industry’s leading casting directors and executives.
The open call schedule for the show has been announced:
Please note that at each venue only the first 100 stand up comics will be able to audition – So arrive early.
SAN DIEGO, CA
THE COMEDY PALACE
8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
OPEN CALL AUDITIONS
Sunday, July 14, 10:00am
NEW YORK, NY
THE VILLAGE UNDERGROUND
130 W. 3rd Street
New York NY 10012
August 17th and 18th 2013 (see below)
ATTENTION COMICS! If you audition in New York, the open call line will open at 7:00am. PLEASE DO NOT LINE-UP BEFORE THIS TIME. We will start auditions promptly at 10:00am.
*Please Note: Due to the increased turnout in New York, we will hold two (2) days of auditions. You may choose only one day to audition. Please do not show up for both days.
OPEN CALL AUDITIONS (DAY 1)
Saturday, August 17, 10:00am
OPEN CALL AUDITIONS (DAY 2)
Sunday, August 18, 10:00am
CAP CITY COMEDY CLUB
8120 Research Blvd. #100
Austin, TX 78758
Saturday, September 21, 10:00am
Comics will be seen of a first come first served basis and only the first 100 will have a chance to audition at all the above venues. Comics must have at least 5 minutes of material and will be asked to perform 1 minute of that material. The casting directors will choose the comics to move on to the next round of auditions and will then be required to perform a longer set.