At the 34th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition on Saturday (Oct. 3), dirty jokes may get comedians a few chuckles but it wont get them the crown.
Spokesperson Jonathan Fox says comics are used to performing for rowdy, inattentive audiences in clubs, so they often rely on gross, low common denominator jokes to make an impression.
That wont work at this contest though, which has helped break funny folks like Ellen DeGeneres, Dana Carvey, Dane Cook, and Robin Williams into the comedy world.
He says, That will get a laugh but not a good score. Original and intelligent material gets a high grade.
The rigid rules have been known to leave comics a bit wounded after elimination, and as a result many snap on stage.
Comedian David Cross once lost it so bad he flashed his wang to the crowd.
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