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We've scoured the country, searching high and low for untapped talent—join host Rudy Pavich for Heat 3, as 8 great comedians from across the U.S. compete to advance to the next round and keep their dreams of the $10,000 GRAND PRIZE alive in our stand-up comedy competition!

Tickets are only $10!

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Ali Hormann is a regular at Acme Comedy Company, The Comedy Room at Sisyphus, and Camp Bar in the Twin Cities. She is the co-producer for Don't Tell Comedy in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She was first runner up at the House of Comedy funniest person contest on 2021 and a finalist for Acme’s funniest person in 2021. She gets most of her jokes from her three kids.

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From the land of sunkissed beer guts, Stillwater, MN, in the scenic St. Croix Valley, Chris Maddock performed in the 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition in 2018. For 15 years beginning in 2003, Chris "Mad Dog" Maddock hosted the storied Death Comedy Jam, a weekly hub of MPLS comedy and subject of a documentary film, “Death’s Last Stand”. He recorded his first comedy album, Point of Entry, at the legendary Minneapolis rock ganglion First Avenue in the 7th St. Entry, and released it in 2012 on the Grammy Award winning Stand Up! Records.

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Born in the arctic wasteland of Boston, Colin Braun started performing stand-up in sunny Portland, Oregon in 2018. Colin has a credit score in the triple digits, and lives in San Francisco with his dog and mental illnesses.

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Danny Johnson’s hilarious, clean stand-up has entertained audiences in comedy clubs, corporate events, and churches nationwide for over 15 years. Danny has been humbly compared to Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin James, and Jackie Gleason, blending his original material with his now renowned facial expressions. Danny’s show is relatable, entertaining, and always evolving. He has starred in numerous TV commercials, Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, Florida’s Funniest Comedian Top 10 Finalist, Winner-Carnival Cruise line Comedy Challenge, Finalist in Search for the One Christian Comedy contest, recently filmed his wildly popular Dry Bar Comedy Special.

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John Brown is a comedian hailing from Akron, Ohio, who has been performing all over the Midwest for years. He has a laid back delivery, combining observational humor with story telling, and a touch of his herb induced day dreams. In 2023 John won a Best OF Fest award at the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and was a finalist at the 2023 Loons On The Lake Comedy Festival. He has opened for comedians such as George Wallace, Zoltan Kazsas, and Joe Machi. This up-and-coming comedian is one that you don't want to miss!

Randall Reid is a comic on the rise! His playful, nonchalant, and thoughtful style of comedy has taken shape after years in the comedy game. He has a unique perspective to find the balance between the lightest and darkest of topics. From battling his young daughter to retrieving his friend from tight situations, Reid will take you on a fun journey.

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Steven Farmer is a comedian, filmmaker, actor, and author based in Austin, TX.  His standup comedy clips on social media have gone viral several times gaining millions of views. His comedy sketches on his YouTube channel have won multiple film festival awards around the world and have been featured on channels such as Right This Minute. As a voice actor he's been hired by companies such as Pet Lab Co. among others. In 2023 Steven was one of the few comedians selected to compete in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. His 1st comedy special ‘Arkansas Refugee‘ is now available on YouTube.

William Krolowitz was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Orleans. The Brooklyn accent melded with New Orleans, giving Will a crazy way of talking! He is a 10 year veteran with overseas tours in Greece and Germany, and is the father of 2 grown sons. William has performed all over the country, working with major talents including Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Hannibal Burress, Gilbert Gottfried, and many others.

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