They say comedy is all about timing, and we’re putting that to the test at the Whistler Writers Festival’s sidesplitting kickoff event, Comedy Quickies. Part-writing contest, part irreverent variety show, we want to bring those kooky ideas from your twisted brain to the stage. Submit your funniest sketch, stand-up routine, original song or monologue, and we’ll pick our favourites to showcase at the beautiful Maury Young Arts Centre on Oct. 12, 2017, with a chance to win hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes.
The only catch is each piece must be no longer than five minutes. Submissions running longer than that will not be considered, so please time your piece beforehand. We recommend videotaping yourself performing, leaving enough time for natural pauses (and lots of laughter!), to ensure your submission falls under the time limit. You can choose to perform the piece yourself, or we’ll cast it from Whistler’s wonderful community of actors. We recommend including no more than five performers in your script. Rehearsals begin in early September. Each finalist writer will be compensated for their work.
Submissions, which can come in written, audio or video format, are due Aug. 15. Finalists will be selected by Sept. 1.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Tickets to the event go on sale Aug 14.