It's been a long ride since last spring, when the Comedy Works New Faces Competition 2013 began. And now, with 130 comics eliminated, we're down to the final ten, who will compete tomorrow night for a cash prize and the prestige of joining the ranks of previous winners, including Ben Kronberg, Josh Blue and Adam Cayton-Holland. The finalists: Aaron Urist, Christie Buchele, Derrick Rush, Jordan Doll, Kevin O'Brien, Mike Hammock, Nichole Mccormack, Patrick Hesse, Tim Messenger and Zachary Maas.
|Comedy Works New Talent coordinator Deacon Gray.|
Comedy Works New Talent Coordinator Deacon Gray has been documenting the Denver comedy scene since 2004, keeping stats on each comic's every move within the walls of this legendary comedy club, as well as producing the New Faces Competition. We recently sat down with this 27-year veteran of the standup industry, chatting about the boom and bust of the '80s club circuit, how the Internet has changed comedy, and why New Faces became a measuring stick for ambitious young comics.
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