Skit Skat Launches JACKPOT, a Free Sketch Comedy Monthly Contest at NYC's Crash Mansion

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SKIT SKAT announced that the first of a series of monthly sketch comedy contests called JACKPOT, which will launch September 29, 2009. Sketch troupes will get a chance to create a five-minute skit about an assigned topic and perform it in front of an audience and judging panel who will nominate three skits. The audience will then vote on who gets the JACKPOT. There is no submission fee and admission is free to the audience, although a $3 JACKPOT donation will comprise the nightly purse, so the bigger the audience the bigger the jackpot.

Selected acts will prepare a five-minute skit on a topic that will be assigned by SKIT SKAT via our bi-monthly e-newsletter. A panel of judges will select the top three performances at each JACKPOT event and the audience will select the winner with a round of applause. The winner takes home whatever was donated by the audience in attendance that night.

SKIT SKAT announced that the first of a series of monthly comedy contests called JACKPOT will launch September 29, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at Crash Mansion in York City (Bowery and Spring). The events are free to the public, but a suggested three-dollar donation will provide the winning purse for each event.

"This is the first and only comedy event where sketch troupes have the potential to win thousands of dollars and the public can watch them compete for free," said Executive Producer Greg Cayea. "Selected acts will prepare a five-minute skit on a topic that will be assigned by SKIT SKAT via our bi-monthly e-newsletter. A panel of judges will select the top three performances at each JACKPOT event and the audience will select the winner with a round of applause. The winner takes home whatever was donated by the audience in attendance that night."

Troupes interested in participating in JACKPOT should visit http://www.jackpotcomedy.com for details on how to complete the free e-newsletter registration and submission application. The contest is open to sketch comedy of all ages.

About SKIT SKAT
SKIT SKAT produces free comedy festivals, events and contests for the comedy community in the New York City area and hopes to extend the brand throughout the U.S. in the future. The SKIT SKAT mission is to consistently provide a venue where comedy performers can compete their acts, free admission to audiences and the opportunity of significant cash prizes. SKIT SKAT has partnered with Comedy World, a worldwide comedy tickets broker and comedy website to help them build their brand and reach comedians and venues across the nation. To learn more about SKIT SKAT visit http://www.skitskat.com.

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