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Matthew Broussard Wins the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 22, 2012 by John Wessling

On his exact 1 year anniversary of ever getting on stage to tell jokes, Matthew Broussard pulled off an amazing come-from-behind victory.

He needed to win the night to win the contest, and with the help of a massive contingent of supporters, that’s exactly what he did!

photos of the HFP finale by Jana Guest of stillvisionsphotography.com

Here’s the results of FINAL 3 of the #2012HFP

1. Matthew Broussard  11

time 9:40

gross total score 325

2. Barrett Goldsmith  10.6470

time 10:16

gross total score 315

3. Ken Boyd  10.2076

time 9:57

gross total score 302

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The Cruelty of Math, Best Possible Outcomes for Finalists of #2012HFP

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy, Uncategorized on June 18, 2012 by John Wessling

This contest has been a battle, and I salute the 8 finalists and all the other 52 contestants who bravely entered the #2012HFP…

But there must be a winner and there must be losers.

As we head into the last show, let’s take a look at all the possible outcomes. If you are squeamish, and you don’t want to see the cruel realities of math, look away now! Continue reading

Results of Final Night 2 (of 3) of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 18, 2012 by John Wessling

I was extremely impressed with the overall quality of this show and how hard the 8 finalists competed. This was a very tough night for judges, but a great night for the audience.

Easily the best turn-out of the 3 rounds of #2012HFP that have been held at the new HCU HQ at Baker St Pub in Rice Village.

Because of Father’s Day and vacation time, scheduled judges dropped like flies in the hours leading up to the show, as a result we got by with only 5 judges. Because we need at least 4 counting scores for each competitor, only the low was dropped instead of the usual high/low drop.

1. Matthew Broussard  11

time 9:57

gross total score 165

2. Barrett Goldsmith  10.9224

time 9:49

gross total score 164

TIE 3. Slade Ham  10.2564

time 9:46

gross total score 154

TIE 3. Owen Dunn  10.2564

time 10:09

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Current Standings of #2012HFP and Performance Order for Final Night 2

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 16, 2012 by John Wessling

After 1 show of the #2012HFP FINALS, here are the standings…

1 Barret Goldsmith  11

2 Matthew Broussard  10.7042

3 Slade Ham  10.3820

4 Ryan Thauburn  10.1314

5 Mickey Housley  9.9524

6 Kristin Lindner  9.4870

7 Ken Boyd  8.6278

8 Owen Dunn  7.9834

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Results of Final Night 1 (of 3) of The 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 15, 2012 by John Wessling

The field has significantly narrowed, and the set lengths just jumped from 5 to 10 minutes. And as a result, things got REAL Thursday night at The Comedy Showcase.

The overall quality of the show was amazing, every contestant brought their A-game and it showed in the audience and on the judges scorecards. The average score from each judge was in the mid 30’s out of a max 45…it was 18 in the preliminaries.

This was our last night at The Comedy Showcase for #2012HFP, and it was a very pleasurable experience for everybody involved. I’d like to extend a special thanks to Danny Martinez & Laura Hiebeler who went out on a limb to bring HFP into the Showcase for the first time ever.

Honestly, without their support, especially after the sudden and untimely demise of Sherlock’s as HCU HQ, the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person contest would not have happened. It has been great to see the Showcase full of Houston comics again…our apologies to the waitstaff & bartenders for being in the way!!

Competition makes everybody better, and it showed on stage in FINAL 1 of the #2012HFP

Reminder on the scoring for the Finals…there are 3 shows, in which all 8 finalists will perform. The 2 highest scores of the 3 nights for each contestant is their final score. At this point, even after 1 completed show, all 8 contestants can still win the title of Houston’s Funniest Person.

Jana Guest from stillvisionsphotography.com took great pictures of the show.

RESULTS OF FINAL 1 of #2012HFP

(10 judges total, drop high/low, 8 scores count)

1. Barrett Goldsmith  11

time 10:27.6

gross total score 307

2. Matthew Broussard  10.7042

time 10:29.4

gross total score 299

3. Slade Ham  10.3820

time 10:04

gross total score 290

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Performance Order for Final Night 1 of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 14, 2012 by John Wessling

The drawing was supposed to be held LIVE on the radio, but we got bumped for an interview, so we did it at IHOP instead.

To watch the video of the drawing, click here.

1. Ken Boyd

2. Matthew Broussard

3. Barrett Goldsmith

4. Slade Ham

5. Owen Dunn

6. Ryan Thauburn

7. Kristin Lindner

8. Mickey Housley

Tonight’s show is at The Comedy Showcase, 11460 Fuqua St, at 8pm, tix are $5.

Before tonight’s show, the 8 finalists will vote on one of two options for show order in FINAL 2

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Results of Final WILDCARD, Finalists of 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 14, 2012 by John Wessling

Barrett Goldsmith beat Justin Thompson in regulation tonight to advance into the 8th spot of the Finals of the #2012HFP

Justin Thompson had a great run through the contest, and deserves a ton of recognition for, if nothing else, the HUNDREDS OF MILES he drove for all the nights as he performed throughout the contest.

In years past, Justin was ineligible to compete in the HFP, as he lives in Beaumont Texas. This year, he has performed and competed very admirably, representing those from the newly expanded Greater Houston Region who were able to compete this year, for the first time ever in the #2012HFP.

I was one of these guys myself, getting into Houston comedy from Victoria originally, and I’m proud of the hard work and heart Justin displayed in the #2012HFP.

Here are your 8 finalists of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person contest.

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FINAL WILDCARD WEDNESDAY at Fitzgerald’s TONIGHT at 10pm

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 13, 2012 by John Wessling

The last spot in the #2012HFP finals will be decided tonight at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Blvd 77007 …in the Heights!

The Open Mic Knight, run quite aptly by John Mills-McCoin, is totally free admission and starts at 8pm-ish, our little embroglio starts at 10pm… get there early and enjoy some good music and comedy and cheap drinks!

As a reminder, there will be NO JUDGES, NO SCORECARDS, NO APPEALS! A winner is decided purely by the approval of the crowd, and judgement is swift!

Well, kinda…as we learned last week, if there is no clear winner, the crowd tends to yell for both, forcing nudity and/or a 1 joke joke-off.

THE MATCHUP

(8) BARRETT GOLDSMITH

VS.

(9) JUSTIN THOMPSON

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The #2012HFP FINALS begin Thursday Night, June 14th at The Comedy Showcase at 8pm.

Night 2 at HCU at Baker St. Pub Rice Village, Sunday June 17th at 9pm

GRAND FINALE at House of Blues, Wednesday June 20th at 9pm

Contestants’ highest 2 scores of the 3 shows determine who will be 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person..

The Finalists of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 13, 2012 by John Wessling

FINAL 1

Thursday June 14th at The Comedy Showcase, 11460 Fuqua St, $5 admission, starts at 8pm

FINAL 2

Sunday June 17th at HCU at Baker St. Pub Rice Village, 5510 Morningside, free show, starts at 9pm

FINAL 3

Grand Finale Wednesday June 20th at the House of Blues Crossroads Restaurant, 1204 Caroline in Downtown Houston, $10 admission, starts at 9pm

 

We combined the scores of the 2 semi-finals, and here are the results.

Top 7 advance to FINALS

1. Slade Ham  22

2. Kristin Lindner  19.6486

3. Ryan Thauburn  19.0524

4. Ken Boyd  18.1080

5. Mickey Housley  17.8892

6. Owen Dunn  17.7904

7. Matthew Broussard  16.7430

FINAL WILDCARD MATCHUP Wednesday night at Fitzgerald’s at 10pm

8. Barrett Goldsmith  16.6158

9. Justin Thompson  15.1032

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Results of Semi-Final Night 2 of 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 13, 2012 by John Wessling

Semi 2 was a crazy night. Billy D Washington did a great job hosting & regulating the hell out of loud people at the end of the night. The scene was a bit hairy at Baker St. Pub, at one point the judges almost got in a fight with bar patrons, trying to get them to shut up. Sorry there are no official times listed but the time sheet got picked up and thrown away by waitstaff, there were no time penalties…

1. Slade Ham  11

gross total score 164

2. Kristin Lindner  10.1170

gross total score 151

3. Ken Boyd  9.6480

gross total score 144

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