3 Area Amateur Comedy Competitions in Northeast Nebraska This Winter

NORFOLK - With temperatures below zero and in the single digits, this summer’s 7th Annual Great American Comedy Festival seems a long ways off.  But amateur comedians are already competing for a chance to be part of the festivities June 11th through the 15th.  Amateur comedians from around the country are  competing this winter for a place in this summer’s amateur finals.  Shows are slated for the Majestic Theater in Wayne June 18th, the Divots Conference Center in February 22nd and the O’Neill Conference Center March 22nd,  which will be in conjunction with the Shamrock City’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  Each of the shows begins 8 p.m. and audience members will vote and determine who will advance.  Festival Director Lori Williams says the winner of a December competition in Omaha has already qualified for the June finals.  Each of the amateur competitions begins at 8 p.m.  Audience members will vote for the winners.  Tickets will be available at the door, or you can purchase them in advance by going to GreatAmericanComedyFesitival.com.