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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SF State Stand-Up Team Advances in National College Comedy Competition

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 4:00 PM

A team of comedians from San Francisco State defeated their counterparts from UC Santa Cruz to move ahead in a tournament that could have them featured on a TBS stand-up special. Four comedians -- Jesse Fernandez (who performs in the clip above), Jules Posner, Pharoah Daniels, and Zach Chiappellone (in the clip below) -- won an online vote in Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition.

Comedians worked short sets at the Purple Onion, and clips from those performances were posted on the Rooftop site where viewers can vote.

In April, SF State will take on the winner of a match between UC Berkeley and Stanford. Voting on that match is set for later this week.

The competition started with 32 teams and is now down to the Select 16. The next round will reduce that number to eight. The surviving teams at that point will roast each other to determine the final four, according to Fernandez, and a panel of judges from the entertainment industry will decide a winning team as well as four MVPs. The MVPs will perform on TBS Presents Just for Laughs, Chicago.

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