Friars Club announces its finalists for the first Friars Club Sketch + Improv Competition

The Friars Club has announced the finalists among sketch and improv groups competing for cash prizes at the first FrISC competition to be held June 25-26 at the UCB Theatre in New York City. Improv groups will perform June 25; sketch groups on June 26. The winning sketch and improv teams each will win $10,000 to make a short film that will premiere in September at the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

But first, a montage of the more than 100 groups who submitted, just because, ooh, video:

And the finalists are…

Badman (NYC)
Code Duello (Boston)
Cook County Social Club (Chicago)
The Jon & Eddie Show (L.A.)
Stepfathers (NYC)

Alternates: Vanity Project (Boston); Big Black Car (NYC)
Elephant Larry (NYC)
Free Love Forum (NYC)
Harvard Sailing Team (NYC)
Midnight Show (L.A.)
Somebodys in the Doghouse (Boston)
Alternates: Sidecar (NYC); Last Call Cleveland (Cleveland)

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