The Rocky Top Comedy Contest is a stand-up comedy contest held every year in Knoxville, Tennessee. The was started in 2010 by comedian/comedy producer Matt Ward. The contest, now in it’s 5th year, pits nearly 50 comdians against each other over 4 preliminary rounds. Three advance from each preliminary round to the finals.
The contest is judged by audience as well as comedian vote. The comedian vote is weighted to offset the bringer element of the contest. This allows the finals to be as truly representative of the best stand-up peformers the contest has to offer.
Entries will begin being taken on August 1st at 9am and will end when the contest has filled 48 spots. Comedians from all over the country are permitted to enter the contest. All that enter will compete.