Round Table Contest #7

Stand-Up Competition

Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy

Joins Forces with Round Table

Locally Grown Comedy, Wendy Liebman’s monthly stand-up show in Studio City, has quickly flourished into one of the hottest nights of Los Angeles entertainment. Performers such as Orny Adams, George Lopez, Kevin Nealon, Taylor Tomlinson, Carol Liefer, and Brian Kiley have graced the stage. (Full list of performers below*)

For this contest, Locally Grown Comedy is teaming up with Gene Perret’s Round Table for the 2nd Annual Stand-Up Competition.

In addition to a cash prize, the winner of this contest will be given a 6-minute spot on the Locally Grown Comedy stage!  Many comedians are placed on a waiting list, but as the winner of the Round Table Stand-Up Contest you will move right to the top and be given a coveted spot on October 29, 2019!


FIRST PRIZE:      $100 PLUS a spot on the October 29, 2019 Locally Grown Comedy Show

At Feinstein’s at Vitello’s

4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604


THIRD PRIZE:       $25!


To Enter: There are three elements to this contest…

  1. There is no entry fee for this contest but you must be a current Round Table subscriber at the time of entry and the date of the show. To subscribe go to
  2. You must submit a clip or link to a video (Youtube or your own website is fine) of you performing stand-up. It doesn’t have to be the material you’ll perform at the show, but it should be a good representation of your comedy style and performance skills. You can also make your own video as long as it demonstrates your stand-up skills.
  3. And because we think comedians should always be writing, we want you to submit an 8 to 12 joke monologue on the following:

You’ve been invited to be a presenter at a roast being held for Adam and Eve.  You’re free to use any aspect of their legend as fodder for your gags. You can select one aspect, or you can utilize many different ones. You can defend Adam and Eve or voice your disapproval of what they did and how it has affected all of us since. You should treat this as though they are sitting on the dais with you. Your main goal is to be funny. As a roaster, you should present a brief monologue of between 8 to 12 jokes, organized logically from beginning to end. That’s the assignment for this contest. Have fun with it.



  1. The official Entry Form (or copy of) must accompany your submission. To request your Entry Form email us at  Or send an SASE to Round Table, PO Box 786, Agoura Hills, CA 91376
  2. All entries must be received by September 20, 2019 (11:59 pm PST).
  3. A video or link to a video must be included. Only one video is allowed. If multiple links are submitted only one will be reviewed for consideration.
  4. The written monologue must be original and not previously published.
  5. Judges will be looking at both the video and the written monologue when making their decisions.
  6. Winners will be determined by October 1, 2019. Decisions by the judges are final.
  7. Payment of Prizes will be by check in US Funds, drawn on a US Bank.
  8. The comedian is responsible for all travel expenses to and from the show. If the First Place Winner is unable to perform on October 29, 2019, he or she forfeits the opportunity, but retains the cash prize. Locally Grown Comedy and Round Table have the right to pick an alternate performer.
  9. In the unlikely event the show is cancelled or postponed, an alternate date will be arranged. Round Table and Locally Grown Comedy are not responsible for any expenses incurred by a cancellation or postponement.
  10. All material is the property of the writer/comedian.  By entering you allow Round Tableto print any or all of your lines from your monologue entry on its website and/or in related PR. In addition, Round Table may share your information with the Producers of Locally Grown Comedy.
  11. For entries to be considered, comedians must be a current member of Round Table at the time of submission and the date of the show. You can subscribe at Non-subscriber entries won’t be considered.
  12. Round Table is not responsible for misdirected, unreceived, or unviewable emails/submissions.
  13. Any submission not in compliance with these rules will be disqualified and ineligible for any prizes.
  14. It goes without saying but we will…Have Fun!
Previous Performers at Locally Grown Comedy:  Andrea Abbate, Orny Adams, Carlos Alazraqui, Jamie Alcroft, Mariya Alexander, Amy Anderson, Ant, Jo Anne Astrow, Ashley Barnhill, Greg Behrendt, Johnny Beehner, Nancy Berk, Peter Berman, Gloria Bigelow, Stephanie Blum, Alonzo Bodden, Shane Brady, Mark Brazill, Gary Brightwwell, Eddie Brill, Jenna Brister, Dylan Brody, Jimmy Brogan, Matthew Broussard, Kathy Buckley, Dave Burleigh, Jimmy Burns, Rachel Butera, Steve Byrne, Bryan Callen, Tony Camin, Blaine Capatch, John Caponera, Jeff Capri, John Carney, Darren Carter, Judy Carter, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeff Cesario, Matt Champagne, Rich Chassler, Faith Choyce, Nick Cobb, Jack Coen, Fritz Coleman, Genevieve Coleman, Bobby Collins, Mo Collins, Craig Phillip Conant, Jane Condon, James P. Connelly, Alycia Cooper, Ed Crasnick, DJ Demers, Anthony Desamito, Debra DiGiovanni, Dr. Lars Dingman, Lou Dinos, Lorenzo Don, Matt Donaher, Ed Driscoll, Al Ducharme, Kyle Dunnigan, Jimmy Dunn, Bil Dwyer, Dana Eagle, Hannah Einbinder, Graham Elwood, Jackie Fabulous, Joanie Fagan, Wayne Federman, Fortune Feimster, Julian Fernandez, Bruce Fine, Hugh Fink, Sara Fisher, Greg Fitzsimmons, Jackie Flynn, Kirk Fox, Brian Frazer, Jena Friedman, Stephen Furey, Mary Gallagher, Chris Garcia, Billy Gardell, David Gee, Michael Gelbart, Steve Gillespie, Nikki Glaser, Anthony Griffith, Wyatt Grey, Adam Gropman, Arsenio Hall, Betsy Hammer, Jim Hands, JF Harris, Allan Havey, Laura Hayden, Pat Hazell, John Henson, Nick Hoff, Steve Hoftstetter, Helen Hong, Alex Hoover, Angela Hoover, Jeremy Hotz, D.L. Hughley, Sam Humeid, Adam Hunter, Anthony Jeselnik, Jenny Johnson, Danny Jolles, Laurence Juber, Erin Judge, Amir K, Randy Kagan, Jamie Kaler, Jann Karam, Jackie Kashian, Mary Kennedy, Gail Kent, Roberta Kent, Julie Kidd (Single Mom The Musical), Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Andy Kindler, Jen Kirkman, Jen Kober, Sue Kolinsky,  Bobby Kosser, Michael Kosta, Jo Koy, Gali Kroup, Jill Kushner, Cathy Ladman, Dean Larit, Scott LaRose, Steve Lee, Carol Leifer, Dan Levy, Matt Lieb, Mark Lonow, George Lopez, Randy Lubas, Al Lubel, Bernadette Luckett, Drew Lynch, Ron Lynch, Grant Lyon, Tracey MacDonald, Joel Madison, Jay Mandyam, Peter Marr, Wes Martens, Chris Martin, Monique Marvez, Dobie Maxwell, Steve Mazan, Suli McCullough, Jim McDonald, Liam McEneaney, Don McEnery, Don McMillan, Connor McSpadden, Peter Mehlman, John Mendoza, Damienne Merlina, Felicia Michaels, Jodi Miller, Larry Miller, Steve Mittleman, Dani Klein Modisett, Brian Monarch, Matthew Moore, Paul Morrissey, John Mulaney, Allan Murray, Aparna Nancherla, Kevin Nealon, Keith Ross Nelson, Leslie Nesbitt, Chris Newberg, Tracy Newman, Diane Nichols, Frank Nicotero, Tig Notaro, Terri Nunn, Erin O’Conner, Bobbie Oliver, Gregg Otto, Rick Overton, Tom Papa, Jimmy Pardo, Erik Passoja, Bernadette Pauley, Ruben Paul, Russell Peters, Henry Phillips, Monica Piper, Mark Pitta, Gene Pompa, Lydia Popovich, Joe Praino, Char Prunier, Rick Pulido, Marty Rackham, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jennifer Rawlings, Dennis Regan, Erica Rhodes, Tom Rhodes, Tommy Rico, John Riggi, Steven Roberts, Karen Rontowski, Kevin Rooney, Marty Ross, Jeff Rothpan, Mike Rowe, Joby Saad, Betsy Salkind, Lowell Sanders, Vance Sanders, Darik Santos, Charisse Savarin, JonSchabl, Lew Schneider, Flip Schultz, Eric Schwartz, Brian Scolaro, Mike Scully, Mark Schiff, Alex Sherman, Beth Sherman, Iliza Shlesinger, Jimmy Shubert, Ritch Shydner, Janice Silver, The Sklar Brothers (Randy & Jason), Bobby Slayton, Frazer Smith, Trevor Smith, Carrie Snow, Joshua Snyder, Jake Solomon, Kira Soltanovich, Jeff Stilson, Gary Stockdale, Jason Stuart, Pat Susmilch, Brian Swinehart, Judy Tenuta, Bobby Tessel, Sarah Tiana, Christopher Titus, Taylor Tomlinson, Lisa-Gay Tremblay, Murray Valeriano, Maronzio Vance, Nick Vatterott, Tracie Walker, Lisa Ann Walter, Sonja Warfield, Troy Walker, Jason Webb, Brad Wenzel, Suzanne Whang, Steve White, Dave Williamson, Taylor Williamson, Allee Willis, John Wing, Anita Wise, Pauline Yasuda, Steve Young, Bob Zany, Jeff Zenisek, and Chad Zumock.

And the Winner of the 2018 Round Table Stand-Up Competition

Joe Dungan

Round Table Contest #6

Sketch Writing

The Winners Are…

The response we received to this contest was overwhelming. ROUND TABLE received numerous submissions with many writers submitting multiple entries. Congratulations to everyone who submitted. Your hard work made the judging process that much harder. Although we couldn’t award a prize to everyone, you are all winners in our book!

Congratulations to the following writers for their sketches that thrilled the judges:

First Place – Mike Howard “Coffee with Joyce”

Second Place –  Alex Chik “Oaks & Ashes”

Third Place – Clinton Festa “Independence Day”

Honorable Mentions:

Clinton Festa – “The Ghost”; Mike Howard – “Louie the Louse’s Very Bad Day”; and Mark Loper – “The Pear of Anguish”

And Kerry Kelly won the Random Drawing


Editor’s Note: ROUND TABLE has opted not to print the winning entries. A lot of work went into these scripts and we would like the writers to be able to freely submit them to paying markets.

If you have an idea for our next contest, let us know!