Is there an age range to audition for Stand-Up NBC?
We do not require comics to be of a certain age to audition for Stand-Up Diversity but be aware that most of the comedy clubs where we showcase are 21 and up only.
What is the selection process for auditions?
The first 100 comics will be seen so we encourage early attendance. Comics will have one minute at the initial audition. A handful will be invited back later that day to perform a longer set and the top comics will be selected to perform in the showcase the following evening. If selected to perform in the showcase, you must have five minutes of polished material.
What happens after the showcase?
Top comics will be selected and brought to Los Angeles to showcase for key industry players at NBC and industry-wide in the Best Of Stand-Up NBC show, sign a holding deal with NBC, perform at the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) National Convention, join the Stand-Up NBC Nationwide College Tour, and much more.
How do I find out about future open calls?
Past finalists have signed with top Hollywood agents and managers and met with the entertainment industry’s leading casting directors and executives. Some were also selected to participate in the prestigious Aspen U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Additionally, last year’s finalists were sent by NBC to the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) National Convention where one comic booked a record number of nearly 60 college appearances for the coming year.