[02/01/12 - 09:22 AM]
College Comedians to Hit the Stage in February for the Fifth Annual Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition, Presented by TBS and Sponsored by Wendy's
The top comedians will then have the opportunity to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago this June.

[via press release from TBS]

College Comedians to Hit the Stage in February for the Fifth Annual Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition, Presented by TBS and Sponsored by Wendy's

TBS and Rooftop Comedy are teaming up for the fifth annual TBS Presents Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition (NCCC), a nationwide search for America's funniest college students. Students from 32 colleges and universities from around the country will take part in the stand-up comedy competition, presented by TBS and sponsored this year for the first time by Wendy's. The top comedians will then have the opportunity 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," says 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 high-stakes, no-holds-barred competition begins with talent search events that are free and open to all students on 32 competing campuses (complete schedule and Official Rules attached). 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.

"This competition is a great opportunity for us to engage directly with college students all over the country and get an up-close view of what makes them laugh," said Dennis Adamovich, Senior VP of Brand and Digital Activation/General Manager of Festivals for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We are thrilled to be joining up with Rooftop Comedy once again on this exciting event."

Visit http://tbs.com/college to see Official Rules, follow the competition and vote for America's funniest collegiate talent.

About The Wendy's Company

The Wendy's Company is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy's system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 26 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit http://aboutwendys.com or http://wendys.com.

About Rooftop Comedy

Rooftop Comedy, a unit of Rooftop Media, Inc., is a leading producer of interactive comedy programming and comedic branded entertainment. Rooftop Comedy records live comedy performances 365 nights a year from its network of comedy clubs around the world, distributing original comedy programming to cable, broadcast, web, mobile, and print channels.

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network and is available in 100 million households. It serves as home to the Emmy(R)-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien; and original primetime comedy series like the upcoming Men at Work and The Wedding Band. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy and The Office, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, including the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

National College Comedy Competition Schedule
On-Campus Talent Searches: 2/6 - 2/28 (complete schedule below)
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

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