The Boston Comedy Festival's 2009 stand-up contest completed its preliminary-round action on Wednesday night. Did your favorite comedian make it to the semis, which will be held Thursday and Friday? That depends. I don't know who your favorite is/was, but I do know who advanced from the final two prelim rounds.

From prelim 7: Tony Boswell, Ryan Hamilton, Mehran, Anton L. Shuford

From prelim 8: Danny Bevins, Alycia Cooper, Dave McDonough, Paul Myrehaug