Contest Rules


One Night Stan’s will choose the contestants from the group of people that sign up. There is no fee to enter.


The contest will consist of five qualifying rounds and one final round. In the first five rounds the judging will be derived from 50% of the audience votes and 50% of the judges votes. The top two contestants from each qualifying round ((so a total of 10) will move on to the final round. During the final round judging will be done by One Night Stan’s judges only. Since judging will be done on handwritten ballets you will not have to worry about Russians interfering with the results.


During the qualifying rounds there will be no more than 10 comics per round. Each comic will be given 7 minutes to perform. Contestants please refrain from biting, pulling hair, or shots below the belt as these are in poor taste. If a comic wins one of the qualifying rounds and advances to the final round they must make sure they are available to perform. Failure to timely attend any round automatically disqualifies the comic from the contest. In the final round each contestant will have 10 minutes to perform. If a contestant goes over their allotted time they will be drawn and quartered without mercy. The contestants will not be paid to perform during the qualifying rounds or the final round.


The winner of the contest will get a headline act at One Night Stan’s on June 13-15, 2019. This will consist of 4 shows (2 of them being on the 15th). The winner will receive $1000 and a cool trophy. In order to be eligible to collect the prize money and trophy the contestant must perform the 4 shows on June 13-15. If the contestant fails to perform they forfeit any prizes they may have won.


Second place will receive $200 and a shiny trophy.


Third place will receive $100 and a smaller but just as shiny trophy.


The dates for the contest are as follows:

Qualifying Round 1: Wednesday May 1, 2019, 7:30pm

Qualifying Round 2: Wednesday May 8, 2019, 7:30pm

Qualifying Round 3: Wednesday May 15, 2019, 7:30pm

Qualifying Round 4: Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:30pm

Qualifying Round 5: Wednesday May 29, 2019, 7:30pm

Final Round: Wednesday June 5, 2019, 7:30pm

Winner’s headline performance: June 13-15, 2019


By participating in this contest you are agreeing to these rules. Any violation of the rules will automatically disqualify you from the contest. If you have any questions please direct them to Mike Green at 248-875-6524.