Frisc-2011-logo The Friars Club announced today the 10 finalists, plus alternates, who will compete for big cash prizes in the second annual Friars Club Improv & Sketch Competition [FrISC]

Five groups made the cut in both improv and sketch categories, after a review by the Friars Club selection committee (disclosure: myself among them). They'll be competing live at the UCB Theatre in NYC on June 24-25, before a live audience and judges. The winners each receive $5,000 to make a short film to debut in October at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

Without further ado…the envelope please…

FrISC Improv Finalists

Big Black Car (NYC)
Death By Roo Roo (NYC)
Doppelganger (NYC)
The Mantzoukas Brothers (NYC)
Standards & Practices (Toronto)
1st alternate: Middle Age Comeback (Chicago)
2nd alternate: Brothers Hines (NYC)

FrISC Sketch Finalists

Onassis (NYC)
Paulilu: The Paul Downs Syndrome (LA)
Political Subversities (NYC)
Somebody’s in the Doghouse (Boston/NYC)
Stone Cold Fox (NYC)
1st alternate: Oh, Brother! (LA)
2nd alternate: BoF (NYC)