Aug 092017

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is looking to discover the next Class Clown! If your comments get lots of LMAO’s and you always leave a room smiling, then you just might have what it takes to open the November 25th concert featuring Tony! Toni! Toné! with Dru Hill and Sisqo at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Those interested in participating must submit a 3-minute YouTube video showcasing their comedy skills with an arts related theme.

UPDATE 8-24-2017: This contest has been canceled

“One of the missions we have set forth at the Cultural Center is to nurture and showcase the best regional talent,” said Alyona Ushe, President and CEO of The Creatives. “Today, comedy is one of the most competitive entertainment fields; Class Clowns will provide a tremendous opportunity for an emerging artist to bring their act to the big stage.”

The competition will be conducted in a similar format to Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre, with monthly showcases being held at the Cultural Center leading up to the November 25th concert.

“A committee will review the submitted videos, and the top contenders will be invited to perform at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center,” explained Sarahca Peterson, Creative Liaison. Audience reaction will be a strong component in judging the contestants. The winner will be invited to compete at the next month’s showcase leading to the final showdown where the winner will be selected.”

At each competition, those placing first, second and third will move to the next round of competition leading to the finals. In addition to the Grand Prize, there will be other prizes awarded including passes to shows and opportunities to host future Class Clown comedy nights and other special events.

The Grand Prize winner will open for Tony! Toni! Toné, whose contribution to music is most certainly legendary: regarded the world over as a talented, authentic group of musicians who made some of the best R&B music of the 80’s and 90’s. From fun, upbeat, smash hits like “Feels Good,” to blues-leaning classics like “The Blues” to their signature love ballads like “Anniversary,” the sound of Tony Toni Toné is soulful and organic. Their ability to create songs that perfectly married the stylings of the soul and funk gods of the 70’s with the technology and hip-hop infused R&B of the 90s made them icons of their generation.

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The first Class Clowns showcase will take place August 31th at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, followed by September 21, October 5 and the final round on October 26th. Tickets for the show are $15. The shows will be hosted by Fefe, the Comedian.