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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Performance Order of Semi_Final Night 2 of The 2012 Houston’s Funniest Person Contest

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

Semi 2 goes down tonight! 9pm at the NEW home of the Houston Comedy Union, Baker St Pub at 5510 Morningside in Rice Village…come see who moves on to finals week of the #2012HFP!

The top 7 move on, but because of how tight the scores are, damn near everyone has a chance to advance. We should see some amazing performances tonight, as some very talented comics find themselves with their backs against the wall, needing a high score to stay alive.

This is the first time in the history of the HFP that a round takes place over multiple nights. The competitors have had just a few days to formulate strategies and make adjustments if needed. I’m very excited to see who steps up and who steps back tonight.

After we had a random drawing for spots on semi night 1, the contestants voted for a simple inversion method for performance order tonight, choosing to split the list in half and moving the bottom of the list to the top. Check it out…

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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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Performance Order for Semi-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 7, 2012 by John Wessling

The #2012HFP gets real serious tonight! All 15 contestants will perform on BOTH nights of the semis, scores will be combined and the top 7 move on to the finals. The 8 and 9 seeds will face off in one last WILDCARD for the last spot in the finals.

Tonight’s show is at The Comedy Showcase at 11460 Fuqua, Houston TX 77089, at the corner of I-45 South and Fuqua. The show starts at 8, contestants should be there by 730.

Tickets are $5 at the door, call 281-481-1188 to make reservations.

Tonight’s host is the winner of the 2003 HFP, Bob Biggerstaff.

The order was drawn LIVE on 1560 The Game this morning, we forgot the camera to record it, but Sean Pendergast and John Granato will attest to its purity!

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Results of #2012HFP Semi-Final WILDCARD at Fitzgerald’s

Posted in comedy contests, houston, houston's funniest person contest, jokes, stand up comedy on June 7, 2012 by John Wessling

#2012HFP wild card was insane!! All 3 lower seeds pulled off upset wins!

Justin Thompson eliminated Judd Jones after 3 rounds of crowd voting and a joke-off.

Dianne Gallagher squeaked by Ryder Paramore after 3 crowd votes, some nudity & a joke off.

To end the night, Joe Bates eliminated Coleman Cox in regulation!

Everybody did a great job and the crowd loved it. Thanks to all the competitors for giving their best and making the night crazy fun.

In NO PARTICULAR ORDER, these are your #2012HFP semi-finalists…

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