Showcase Performer Guidelines and Information

Updated April 15, 2016

Zanies Monday Night Draw

1. Monday Night Draw is Zanies workshop show where comedians are encouraged to work on new material while tightening up proven bits.
2. There will be 12 spots pre-booked, as this is NOT an open mic.
3. Seven slots will be handpicked as to increase the likelihood the show will be well received by the audience.
4. Five slots will be randomly drawn from those comedians submitting.
5. Each comedian will get at least 3 minutes (unless their set is so disrespectful, vulgar, etc that they are removed from the stage "for cause") however if the comedian is doing well, the time can be extended to 4 or 5 minutes. In all cases, the comedian will get a one minute light.
6. Interested comedians should email Jim Seward at if they are interested in a slot. Video submissions are not required, however if you want to be considered for one of the seven handpicked slots, especially if you are not a Nashville comedian, then a video link is highly encouraged.
7. This is not a "bringer" show, but comedians are HIGHLY encouraged to request family and friends to see the show. The more people in the audience, the easier it is for you to tell if your new joke is a hit or not.
8. Minimum age requirement for both performers and guests is 18 years of age or older with a Valid Photo ID.  NOTE: Exceptions have been made for up and coming comics under 18 years of age.  Please send us an email with a link to your online video as to why an exception should be made for you.

How to get into comedy: If you are interested in trying stand-up comedy, but are hesitant and don’t think you’re ready for a showcase, we have Comedy Classes available just for you! Click HERE for more information or follow this link:

Please email Zanies for all other questions not addressed above.

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