Join us for the 2nd Annual


From left to right: Tiffany Eller (host), Kat Lizarraga (2021 Upstaged Champ), Tina Townes (2021 Upstaged Runner-up), and Bree Jones (producer)

Upstaged is Back, Baby!

This August, 15 comedians compete for cold hard CASH in this three-weekend competition. 


July 31st OR August 4th

Auditions will be held on a drop-in basis
at Watson’s Mystery Cafe & Spirits
Sunday (7/31) and Thursday (8/4)
between 7 pm and 9 pm.

Comedians only need to attend one audition to be considered.

Solo comedy acts only.
Must be 21 or older to audition.
Please prepare 3 minutes of original material. 

Read the Rules & Guidelines

1.      All jokes and content must be original. Any jokes that are found to be copied could result in disqualification.

2.      Each week has a topic and/or twist. If comics fail to incorporate the week’s assignment into their set, they will be penalized 5 tickets from their votes.

3.      Each week we want to hear new material. Jokes cannot be repeated from the week before. Any duplicate jokes will result in losing 3 tickets per repeated joke.

4.      Every week there is an allotted amount of time for each comic. If you are short by more than 30 seconds, you will lose a ticket per 10 seconds. If you are over by more than 30 seconds you will lose 5 tickets per 10 seconds. Go over by 90 seconds and we will cut your mic.

5.      In the event of a winning tie, we will look at all weeks’ total scores between the tied individuals.

6.      No weapons or items resembling weapons are allowed in this competition. This includes, guns, knives, water guns, nun-chucks, tasers, pepper spray, etc. Failure to follow this guideline could result in disqualification.

7.      Contestants will be asked to sign an agreement that they will not plagiarize, and that they give us permission to take photos and video for promotional use.

8.      No hate speech will be tolerated. Use of hate speech may result in disqualification. Up to the discretion of the event runners.

9.      Any nudity must abide by state laws.

Where It’s At

Watson’s Mystery Cafe & Spirits
8001 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID

Competition Schedule

August 19 – September 2

Aug. 19 (Fri)
6:30-9 PM
Week One

15 comedians have 5 minutes apiece.
Sets must incorporate the theme of the week. Theme will be sent to contestants the week before.

10 comedians move on to the next round.

Aug. 26 (Fri)
6:30-9 PM
Week Two

10 comedians have 7 minutes apiece.
Sets must incorporate the theme of the week. Theme will be sent to contestants the week before.

5 comedians move on to the next round.

Sept. 2 (Fri)
6:30-9 PM
Week Three


5 comedians have 10 minutes apiece.

One. Will. Win.

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