Located near Bloomington’s downtown square, The Comedy Attic will crown the funniest Bloomington comedian during their 15th annual comedy festival Thursday.
The competition began with 40 comedians, from IU students trying their hand at comedy for the first time, to seasoned locals already comfortable in the Bloomington scene. Every Wednesday and Thursday since June 21, those comedians have been taking the stage with their best bits, baring it all to the live audience who decides which comics move on to the next round.
The final six selected contestants moving onto the finals are Greg Winston, Stephanie Lochbihler, Zach Rody, Joey Cerone, Eric Hook and Muhammed Saahir.
Outside of the world of comedy, Lochbihler is a social psychologist, Hook is a video producer and Rody manages FARMbloomington. Often, IU students frequent The Comedy Attic as audience members, but some of them are part of the entertainment. Recent IU graduate Cerone will be taking the stage on Thursday as well.
Each comedian will perform their stand-up comedy act before the most comical of them all is chosen by the audience.
The event will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are available for $10. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
CORRECTION: The story was updated to reflect the correct number of contestants in the Bloomington Comedy Festival.