First round of primaries advances six candidates to next round of Bloomington Comedy Festival

About 20 candidates are vying for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party this year.

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Ballot for June 19, 2019 preliminary round of the Bloomington Comedy Festival competition. (Dave Askins/Beacon)

It’s a paltry number compared to the field of 40 who are campaigning to be named the Funniest Person in Bloomington. The 11th edition of the Comedy Attic’s Bloomington Comedy Festival (BCF) will culminate in the finals held on Aug. 28.

The comedy caucuses kicked off Wednesday with five-minute sets from each of 10 performers. The tally of ballots from audience members put six candidates into the next round of competition. Advancing to the second round are: Jonas Schrodt, Steve Volan, Neal Meyer, Jan Gudaitis, Dan Paswell and Bob Nugent. Continue reading “First round of primaries advances six candidates to next round of Bloomington Comedy Festival”