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
gross total score 307
2. Matthew Broussard 10.7042
gross total score 299
3. Slade Ham 10.3820
gross total score 290