Verse Vs. Jokes — The Showdown
|August 16, 2013||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
I just wanted to offer a huge thanks to everyone who came out last night to Cambridge’s Cantab Lounge and made our NPS 2013 Late Night event: Stand-up Comedians Vs. Funny Slam Poets a huge success. The audience was engaged and full of energy, my co-host (Chicago poet Amy David) was superb (and a fantastic manager of the judging aspect of the show), and the poets selected from the open draw all delivered.
On a personal level I’d especially like to thank the four comics who came through and really represented our scene and our art in this competition which, while friendly, was definitely an “away game” for stand-ups. I hand-picked them all for a reason and they proved me right by being utterly hilarious. Shout-outs to Christine An, Steve Macone, Alingon Mitra, & Nick Chambers all of whom are chill, hard-working, 100% original, and FUNNY!
And though, ultimately, the spirit of the event was about camaraderie and artistic fellowship (at the end of the day both comics and slam poets are artists who are passionate about the word and the mic) let’s not forget who won this thing. Congrats to my comics who took it to the house with a blistering 3-1 victory! Hell yeah.
Thanks to the National Poetry Slam for having us, the event runs through Saturday night, be sure to check out some additional events if you can!