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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stand-Up for Diversity press release

This week in press releases informs us about an upcoming NBC audition at the Comedy MIX. For more information, check out their website: Read on, hopefuls!

The Comedy MIX hosts auditions for NBC Universal’s Stand-Up for Diversity! 

NBC Universal is proud to present another groundbreaking year of Stand-Up for Diversity! A nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds. Through this initiative comedians have been launched to new career milestones. Each year NBC selects 3-5 cities across North America 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 NBC Universal and industry-wide. 

This year’s only Canadian stop is scheduled for July 30th at Vancouver’s very own premiere stand up destination, the Comedy MIX! Auditions begin at 10am on Monday, July 30th. Only the first 100 comics to arrive will be seen. 

Finalists will be chosen to perform in a showcase at the Comedy MIX on Tuesday, July 31st alongside headliner Tone Bell and MC Michelle Buteau.

Many of the comics from last year's Best of Stand-Up for Diversity showcase signed with top Hollywood managers and agents and met with the entertainment industry's leading casting directors and executives. Top Stand-Up for Diversity finalists had the opportunity to perform at the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) National Convention where one booked nearly 50 college appearances. Due to the success and broad appeal of this initiative, NBCUniversal launched a Stand-Up for Diversity Nationwide College Tour in 2008.

This year's search Top comics have a chance to be brought to Los Angeles to showcase in the Best of Stand-Up for Diversity show, receive an invitation to join the company Stand-Up for Diversity College Tour and much more!!   
*NBC Universal prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and any other category protected by applicable law

Only the first 100 comics who arrive will be seen. 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 next evening.   
This is not a show that will air on NBC, but rather an opportunity to be showcased for agents, casting directors, and television executives in consideration for future casting and development opportunities.

This open call is for comics of diverse backgrounds who are serious about being funny. Comics must have five minutes of polished material.

About the Comedy MIX 
The Comedy MIX is Vancouver’s downtown Stand-up comedy club. With its dramatic stage, sound, lighting, and cabaret-style seating, the Comedy MIX is the perfect venue to showcase North America’s top names in comedy as well as providing an authentic stand-up venue for local talent to hone their skills. The Comedy MIX is located in the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa at 1015 Burrard Street (at Comox). Regular ongoing
performance times include:   
Tuesday – Pro-Am Night, 8:30 pm, $7.00 
Wednesday - Showcase, 8:30 pm, $9.00 
Thursday - Featured headliner, 8:30 pm, $12.00 
Friday - Featured headliner, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, $15.00 
Saturday - Featured headliner, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, $18.00 

*Pricing and show times are subject to change during Concert Series or special added performances. 
For more information or reservations call 604.684.5050 or go online at

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