If you thought they'd cancel the Boston Comedy Festival because Myq Kaplan didn't make it through the first contest prelim (after almost winning in 2007 and 2008), then you might continue thinking that. But they held more prelim rounds last night, anyhow. Apparently. Word is only now just creeping in to HQ, and the judges picked these comedians to advance to semifinals later in the week:

From Prelim 3J-L Cauvin, Al Ducharme, Joe List, and Justin Williams.

From Prelim 4: Tony Baker, Alvin David, Erin Judge and Kevin Kneuer.

For reference purposes, here is the full slate of participants in the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival contest.