Results of Preliminary Night 1 of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person

First off, thank you very much to all the comics, judges, volunteers and great audience members who helped make the opening night of 2012 HFP a glowing success. I’d like to extend a personal thanks to Outlaw Dave and Tracy Sanchez of the House of Blues for making this show happen!

Top 3, automatically advancing to semi-finals

1. Ken Boyd  11

time 4:27

gross total score 261

2. Stephen Cook  10.3145

time 4:19

gross total score 245

3. GW Boles  9.5988

time 4:22

gross total score 228

Wild Card qualifiers

4. Joe Bates  9.0936

time 4:53

gross total score 216

5. Dianne Gallagher  8.9252

time 4:35

gross total score 212

Eliminated

6. Justin Blandford  8.7989

time 5:08

gross total score 209

7. Michael Marlar  6.9465

time 5:15

gross total score 165

8. Kentoine  6.8202

time 5:14

gross total score 162

9. Rob Mahan  6.6097

time 5:27

gross total score 157

10. Frank Garcia  6.1887

time 4:25

gross total score 147

11. Jumpin’ Joe Barnett  5.6835

time 5:27

gross total score 135

12. Miles Fraser  5.1362

time 3:17

gross total score 122

13. Andy Harris  4.5468

time 5:40

gross total score 113 -5 point time penalty = 108

14. Matt Dong  4.0416

time 4:15

gross total score 96

15. Tre-Beezy  3.2417

time 5:40

gross total score 82 -5 point time penalty = 77

Our judges were: Joe O’Donnell from the Houston Aeros, Seth Payne of the Houston Texans and his wife Brandi, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle, Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790, Sean Pendergast of 1560 The Game, AJ Hoffman of ESPN 97.5, Ricky Craig of the Hubcap Grill & Laura Hiebeler, general manager of The Comedy Showcase.

The show was filmed by Dick Beeman and online clips will be posted soon.

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