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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 Semi-Final 1 of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy, Uncategorized on June 10, 2012 by John Wessling

Everybody fought the traffic and put on a solid show at The Comedy Showcase on Thursday night. Bob Biggerstaff did a great job hosting the contest and roasting everybody in sight. Thanks again to Danny Martinez & Laura Hiebeler for allowing us to compete on their stage.

Reminder, the semis are a 2 night competition. The scores next to the contestant’s name will be added to their scores from Sunday night’s semi 2 at HCU at Baker St Pub Rice Village. The top 7 will advance, then the 8th and 9th place will battle head-to-head for the last WILDCARD spot in the finals.

1 Slade Ham  11

time 5:03

gross total score 195

2 Ryan Thauburn  10.2084

time 4:51

gross total score 181

3 Barrett Goldsmith  9.9828

time 5:28.5

gross total score 177

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2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest – Preliminary Lineups – Announced Dates

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, stand up comedy, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 9, 2012 by John Wessling

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The 60 contestants in the 25th annual HFP now know when and where they’ll begin their quest to become Houston’s Funniest Person! This last Monday at HCU Open Mic, we drew spots for the 4 preliminary rounds.

Preliminary 1, OPENING NIGHT House of Blues,

Thursday May 24th, 9pm, $5

1204 Caroline, Houston TX 77002, (888) 402-5837

Preliminary 2, Houston Comedy Union at Sherlock’s River Oaks,

Sunday May 27th, 9pm, $5

1952-A West Gray, Houston TX 77019, (713) 521-1881

Preliminary 3, Comedy Showcase,

Thursday May 31st, 8pm, $5

11460 Fuqua St, Houston TX 77089, (281) 481-1188

Preliminary 4, Houston Comedy Union at Sherlock’s River Oaks,

Sunday June 3rd, 9pm, $5

1952-A West Gray, Houston TX 77019, (713) 521-1881

Each night has 15 contestants & the top 3 scorers will automatically advance to the semi-finals.

PRELIMINARY 1 – House of Blues

May 24th 9pm $5

Andy Harris
Kentoine
Joe Bates
Jason Hernandez
Ken Boyd
Justin Blandford
Matt Dong
Rob Mahan
Jumping Joe Barnett
Michael Marlar
GW Boles
Stephen Cook
Miles Fraser
Dianne Gallagher
Tre-Breezy

The 60 Contestants of the 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

Posted in comedy contests, houston's funniest person contest, stand up comedy, Uncategorized on April 27, 2012 by John Wessling

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2012 HOUSTON’S FUNNIEST PERSON CONTESTANTS

1. Kevin Farren
2. Bo Toups
3. Dianne Gallagher
4. Joe Bates
5. Matthew Broussard
6. Russell Smith
7. Marc Rogers
8. Len Krieger
9. Tim Mathis
10. Christopher Fred Scott
11. Alex Ravandi
12. Matt Han
13. Carl Hunter
14. Jason Hernandez
15. Ryder Paramore
16. Mark Hurtado
17. Taurean Tomlin
18. Jimmy Jam
19. Ryan Thauburn
20. Jumpin’ Joe Barnett
21. Sandrell Ross
22. Mickey Housley
23. Canice Nnanna
24. Stephanie Fisher
25. Judd Jones
26. Zac Brooks
27. Gail Gee
28. Kentoine
29. Justin Thompson
30. Reed Becker
31. Kristin Lindner
32. Rob Mahan
33. Owen Dunn
 (no contestant 34, retired for Ryan, Olajuwon & Campbell)
35. Andy Harris
36. Mike George
37. Stephen Cook
38. Aaron Barrett
39. Thaddeus Sweigart
40. Michael Marlar
41. Matt Dong
42. Miguel Dominguez
43. Sarah Sara
44. Scott Shepherd
45. David Lindow
46. Coleman Cox
47. Ryan Sanders
48. Ken Boyd
49. Tre-Beezy
50. Barrett Goldsmith
51. Bukky Rojugbokan
52. Thomas Calvert
53. Justin Blandford
54. Gerald Torregosa
55. Big Ed Blake
56. Steven Padilla
57. Rey Rey
58. GW Boles
59. Miles Fraser
60. Albert DeLeon
61. Slade Ham

Chase Durousseau Headlines the HCU Sunday Night

Posted in jokes, stand up comedy, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 18, 2010 by John Wessling

BEARS ARE NOT WELCOME THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE HOUSTON COMEDY UNION

CHASE DUROUSSEAU DOES NOT LIKE BEARS

Emery Cookston MC’s

HOUSTON COMEDY UNION at Sherlock’s River Oaks
1952-A West Gray Houston TX 77006
10:30 PM, No Cover, $2 drinks

HCU Tuesday Night Movie Night – POLICE ACADEMY

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 by John Wessling

Tonight at 9pm, come laugh at one of the funniest film series of your childhood…POLICE ACADEMY

The one that started it all, Police Academy 1 is firstobviously…and then its a mystery which of the MANY sequels we will play next.

—-UPDATE as of 4:55pm!! Tonight’s films will be Police Academy 5 and 6

Come hang out with us, low-key style, same great drink specials as Monday Night PLUS some kind of NARC-related shot special.

HCU @ Sherlock’s River Oaks, 1952-A West Gray Houston TX

HCU Tuesday Night at The Davenport, starts TONIGHT!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 by John Wessling

Comedy worth dressing up for.

Tonight the HCU goes rogue, leaving the friendly confines of Sherlock’s for the quiet scene of the Davenport. Come see your favorite local and touring comics stretch their legs on stage in a more relaxed, low-key environment.

The show starts at 9 and goes on for awhile…expect an intermission/smoke break around 11pm. No cover tonight but there will be soon. Come early, stay late and laugh hard at the HCU’s newest weekly comedy show inside the loop.

Performers are booked by invitation only, send your avails to slade@sladeham.com

Houston Comedy Union Tuesday Nights at The Davenport

The Davenport Lounge
2117 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098

(713) 520-1140