Semifinalists: 2008 New York’s Funniest Stand-Up

Here are your 32 semifinalists, listed in no particular order (so don’t expect this to be your slot in the lineup), for the 2008 competition to find New York’s Funniest Stand-Up, part of the New York Comedy Festival. Five comedians advance from each group to the finals, Nov. 5, at Carolines.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Stand-Up NY
Host: Maureen Langan
1. Julian McCullough
2. Lee Camp
3. Nate Bargatze
4. Pat Dixon (did not perform)
5. Josh Spear
6. Carmen Lynch
7. Esther Ku
8. Vince August
9. Helen Hong
10. Stone & Stone
11. David Baker
12. Damien Lemon
13. Ryan Reiss
14. Vidur Kapur
15. Reese Waters
16. DC Benny (did not perform)

Also Jonathan Powley (moved from first semi)

The second bracket of semifinalists are…

Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Stand-Up NY
Host: Maureen Langan
1. Mike Vecchione
2. Dustin Chafin
3. Geno Bisconte
4. Eric Lyden
5. Taylor Williamson
6. Liz Miele
7. Thomas Dale
8. Jason Good
9. Myq Kaplan
10. Jermaine Fowler
11. Rory Scovel
12. Jordan Carlos
13. Hailey Boyle
14. Tara Berlind
15. Fariaz Rabbani
16. Jonathan Powley (moved to first semi)

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