Details on the National College Comedy Competition

National College Comedy CompetitionTBS and Rooftop Comedy are searching for the funniest college students in America with the fifth annual TBS Presents Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition (NCCC), kicking off on February 3, 2012 at Columbia University. 32 colleges are involved in the stand-up comedy competition, and the top comedians will get the chance to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago this June.
“It’s been amazing to watch this competition grow over the past four years into one of the largest comedy series of its kind,” stated Rooftop CEO Will Rogers. “Every year the NCCC has gotten bigger and more dynamic. This year, we’ll have thousands of students attending our expanded lineup of live events and hundreds of thousands viewing new types of comedy content and voting online.”
The Details:
“The high-stakes, no-holds-barred competition begins with talent search events that are free and open to all students on 32 competing campuses. At each event, students perform live stand-up routines, and the audience selects the funniest eight to represent their school. The competition narrows the field through a series of additional live events and online voting rounds, concluding in May with the announcement of the winning team and four MVPs, all of whom will have the chance to perform alongside comedy greats at the TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago in June.”
National College Comedy Competition Schedule

On-Campus Talent Searches: 2/3 – 2/28
Live Showcases: 3/1 – 4/3
Regionals Elimination Round: 3/28 – 4/13
Quarterfinals Elimination Round: 4/18 – 4/20
Semifinals Elimination Round: 4/25 – 4/27
Finals Elimination Round: 5/1 – 5/3
Winners Announced: 5/8
TBS Just for Laughs Chicago: June 2012
On-Campus Talent Search
2/3 – Columbia University
2/6 – Ohio State University
2/7 – San Francisco State University
2/8 – Miami University
2/8 – Emerson College
2/8 – Morehouse College
2/9 – Columbia College
2/9 – Georgia Tech
2/9 – Tufts University
2/10 – Boston University
2/10 – Northwestern University
2/12 – Boston College
2/13 – University of Maryland
2/15 – Howard University
2/15 – St. Cloud State University
2/15 – Temple University
2/16 – Penn State University
2/16 – UC Santa Cruz
2/17 – Chapman University
2/17 – Loyola Marymount University
2/17 – Evergreen State College
2/17 – University of Minnesota
2/18 – Chapman University
2/20 – Michigan State University
2/20 – Stanford University
2/22 – University of Michigan
2/23 – University of North Carolina
2/24 – Duke University
2/29 – UC Berkeley
2/29 – University of Florida
2/29 – Florida State University
2/29 – New York University

Visit for the Official Rules and to vote for the funniest comedians.
Source: TBS – February 1, 2012
Posted by Rebecca Murray