“The people running the competition said they were very impressed with each comedian and the caliber of the comedians at Xavier," says Hansen.
The Xavier 8 will compete against the Ohio State 8 on Wednesday, April 9, at Go Bananas Comedy Club. Each comedian gets five minutes. The sets will be podcast and recorded and a panel of judges and viewers will rank entrants. Out of the 16, just one will be the regional finalist. That person’s recorded set will be put up on the web site, RoofTopComedy.com, and, for the next month or two, people will go online to view all the regional finalists and vote on their favorite. Of those, four move on to a free trip to Aspen to be part of a larger comedy festival, from which one will be named the winner and receive $1,500.