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Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 11 and 18 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as California, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

Matt Miller, Samir Addelkarim, JD Spets, Johnny Ruckus, Colin Mattox and show emcee, Todd Willhite.

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 25.

“We are so excited about this show on the 25th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform this month. It was really difficult for the judges to narrow this field to the top 10! Those competing on the 25th are all outstanding comics and will be bringing their best material that night trying to win the $1,000. It’s also nice to see several Quad City comics make the top 10,” said Hitchcock. “It’s a testament to the quality of stand up comedy right here in our own backyard!”

Hitchcock encourages everyone to get their tickets early as this show will sell out! Tickets for the finals are $12 per person in advance and $15 the day of the show and can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or online at thecirca21speakeasy.com. You must be 18 or older to attend.

The comedians will be judged in a number of areas including material, stage presence and audience response. If you’re a friend of one of those competing, come out and show your support. It could help make the difference!

The ten finalists are…..

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This WeekendJD Spets – Kewanee, IL

Matt Miller – Bloomington, IL

Samir Abdelkarim – East Moline, IL

Johnny Ruckus – Moline, IL

Colin Mattox – Iowa City, IA

Leslie Mitchell – Bettendorf, IA

Shayne Neubert – Matherville, IL

Layne Johnson – Peoria, IL

Zach Boblitt – Springfield, IL

Dan McCullough – Dubuque, IA

Come out and laugh while watching some of the best stand-up comics in the Midwest on September 25!

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.

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