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Island City Stage’s Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest

May 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Island City Stage invites the community to listen, laugh and vote for South Florida’s funniest during its Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest on May 23 in advance of PRIDE Month. The theatre company has sought out local comics to test their stand-up shtick in front of a live audience in the hopes of securing a spot to open-up for select shows during the run of the company’s upcoming production of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam, a comedic horror satire. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

The Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest will feature local comics Peter Bisuito, Brian Coronado, Michael Evans, Mai LG aka Mrs. Saigon, Seetharaman “Seetha” Radhakrishnan, Vee Shally, Chris Shepard and Sarah Kenny performing at Island City Stage. One winner, chosen by a panel of local celebrity judges including Rod Hagwood, Michelle Solomon and Scott Ryan, plus audience support, will receive a $100 gift card and an opening guest spot role for select performances of “The Mystery of Irma Vep” that runs June 9 – July 10. A nominal fee of $10 to attend the competition will be donated to Island City Stage.

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all make an appearance in “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” a hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films in which two actors and lightning, fast costume changes are the stars of the show.

“The Mystery of Irma Vep” is sponsored by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.
Island City Stage’s 10th anniversary 2021-22 season kicked off with “The Twentieth Century Way” by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by “Armature” by Andrew Kramer and “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams.

Island City Stage is located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. Stand-UP. STAND OUT! Comedy Contest tickets are available at

For more information and tickets, please visit, call (954) 928-9800 or email Follow Island City Stage on Facebook at and on Instagram at @islandcitystage1.


May 23, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 United States
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