Monday, February 24, 2014
Tom Sims of Phoenix proved to be the audience favorite Saturday night when the Great American Comedy Festival hosted a preliminary amateur competition at Divots in Norfolk.
Close to 250 people were in attendance when nine aspiring stand-up comics competed for the audience’s support at the show hosted by Eddie Brill, the festival’s artistic director from New York City.
Sims will now advance to the finals of the amateur competition set for Saturday, June 14, in Norfolk. He will compete against winners of earlier shows in Omaha and Wayne, along with separate competitions taking place in Denver and Chicago.
The next amateur competition is set for Saturday, March 22, in O’Neill as part of that community’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.