Mardi Gras Casino is conducting its first Comedy Challenge with the winner opening for Paula Poundstone when she comes to the casino. There's also a cash prize of $5,000.
The open auditions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-13.
Each contestant will have three minutes. Registration is available on-line and the day of the auditions.
Judges will select 40 contestants who will return on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19th, to perform in front of a live audience.
All shows are at 8 p.m.
Aug. 25: Marion Grodin; Sept. 1: Lady Roz G; Sept. 8: Sarge; Sept. 15th: Eddie Brill; Sept. 22:
The finals are at 8 p.m. Oct. 6, with Bobby Collins headling. Those tickets cost $25.
Poundstone performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets are $40.
Mardi Gras Casino, at 831 North Federal Highway, is reachable at 954-924-3200 or mardigrascasinofl.com.