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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SF State Takes on UC Berkeley in National Comedy Tournament

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM

A squad of four stand-up comedians from San Francisco State takes on UC Berkeley starting Thursday in an online competition whose top prize is appearing on a TBS special. SF State beat UC Santa Cruz in the first round to advance, whereas Cal beat Stanford.

The tournament is Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition. In it, people watch video clips of teams from across the country and cast their votes. The SF State and Cal teams recorded short sets at the Purple Onion.

The SF State team consists of Jesse Fernandez, Jules Posner, Pharoah Daniels, and Zach Chiappellone.

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.

So cast your vote and show the world it doesn't take an NCAA Division 1 sports program for SF State to beat Cal.

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