The Devil Cup is an off-shoot of the Popular Laughing Devil Festival, was created by Steve Hofstetter, and is run by Sarah Kennedy and a cast of very appreciated and beloved volunteers.
The Devil Cup features a 60-comedian first round followed by two quarter-final shows, one semi-final show, and one final show. Comedy industry from all over the US and Canada will participate to help find, expose, and give work to some of today's top emerging comedians.
60 comedians are chosen to compete. In the first round, each comedian performs one four minute set.
30 of those move on to the quarter-finals, where they each perform one four-minute set.
12 of those move on to the semi-finals, where they each perform a five-minute set.
6 move on to the finals, where they each perform a ten-minute set.
Material can not be repeated from round to round. By the finals, comedians will have performed 4 times, and 23 minutes. This is not an easy festival to win!
Winners receive cash, prizes, and work from comedy clubs, agents, and partner festivals.
We look forward to seeing you in New York City!