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April 7, 2006

2006 XL Funnywriter Contest

I usually get all snooty here on the New Improv Page* and won't post things about sketch comedy, but this might win one of my readers $500, so I'm bending my own rules:

The Austin-American Statesman, Esther's Follies, and the Hideout Theatre are presenting the 2006 XL Funnywriter Contest and the Funnywriter Sketch Festival.

Until April 27, 2006 you can visit the contest webpage and enter your 600-word-or-less sketch. You may enter the contest as often as you like. Six sketches will be chosen as semi-finalists and performed and judged:

Six semi-final entries will be performed on Friday, May 12, at the Hideout Theatre, as part of the Funnywriter Sketch Festival. The six semi-final entries will be performed again on Saturday, May 13, at The Velveeta Room as part of the Funnywriter Sketch Festival. Those six entries will be published in the May 18, 2006 edition of the American Statesman XL magazine and performed at Esther's Follies the following night, May 19, scored by a panel of five judges. First Place winner will receive $500 and all six finalists will receive gift packages featuring Esther's tickets and tee shirts and prizes from area businesses. First, second, third place winners will be announced at the end of the show on May 19. The three winners and three honorable mentions will be performed again on May 20 at The Velveeta Room. Contest participants do not have to be present to win.

* But just here. I perform sketch comedy, but I try to keep the New Improv Page focussed.

Posted by Fuzzy at April 7, 2006 11:50 AM