2010 NBC Universal “Stand-Up for Diversity” comedy talent search

The dates and locations are now set for the 2010 NBC Universal “Stand-Up for Diversity” comedy search. Comedians of diverse backgrounds are welcome to attend the open auditions. Every year NBC Universal chooses several cities across the USA and holds both auditions and live showcases of the best diverse stand-up comedians from that area. At the conclusion of the comedy talent search, a select group of comedians are flown to Los Angeles to perform for top industry players at NBC Universal and industry-wide.

Many of the comics from the NBC Universal Stand-Up for Diversity program have signed with top Hollywood agents, met with the entertainment industry's leading casting directors and executives, and launched new career milestones.

There is no specific age limit, however most of the comedy clubs that the showcases are held only allow admission to people 21 and older, and that includes the comedians. You can contact the club to find out their age limit for comedians.

Open Auditions Details

New York, NY

Auditions - Monday, June 28, 10:00am-1:00pm
Live Showcase - Tuesday, June 29, at 8:00 pm

Comix Comedy Club
353 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10014
Click Here for directions.

San Antonio, TX

Auditions - Sunday, August 1, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 N.W. Loop 410,
San Antonio, Texas 78216
(Loop 410 @ Blanco)
Next to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Park North Entertainment Complex, behind A Loft Hotel and south of La Madeleine.
Click Here for directions.

Live Showcase - Monday, August 2, 8:00pm

Rivercenter Comedy Club
849 East Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(located in Rivercenter Mall)
Click Here for directions.

San Francisco, CA

Auditions - Monday, September 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Live Showcase - Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 pm

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Click Here for directions.

The following applies to all regional open calls and live showcases:

Only the first 100 comics who arrive will be seen. Comics will have one minute at the initial audition. A handful will be invited back later that day to perform a longer set and the top comics will be selected to perform in the showcase the next evening.

This is not a show that will air on NBC, but rather an opportunity to be showcased for agents, casting directors, and television executives in consideration for future casting and development opportunities.

This open call is for comics of diverse backgrounds who are serious about being funny. Comics must have five minutes of polished material.

Any questions regarding the program can be directed to the NBC Universal Stand-Up for Diversity program at: