2010 San Francisco competition: Auggie Smith almost runs the table in Week One; Week Two begins tonight

The San Francisco International Comedy Competition is underway for its 35th year, and Auggie Smith — who finished runner-up in 2001 — dominated again in the first week of preliminaries, outright winning four of the six nights. Week two begins tonight at Sonoma State.

For a quick recap, here were the participants in Week One for 2010:

Chris Bennett, Tempe, AZ
Daniel Carroll, New York
Solomon Georgio, Seattle
Vahe Hova, Walnut Creek, CA
Jonny Loquasto, Los Angeles
Jay Montepare, Los Angeles
Toby Muresianu, San Francisco
Patrick Nye, Chicago
Sammy Obeid, Fremont, CA
Rob O’Reilly, New York
Sean Ottey, Tacoma
Marc Patrick, Las Vegas
Lizzy Pilcher, Seattle
Marianne Sierk, Los Angeles
Auggie Smith, Portland
Insane Wayne, Stockton

Moving on to the semis from this group, in alphabetical order: Solomon Georgio, Marc Patrick, Marianne Sierk, Auggie Smith and Insane Wayne.

And Week Two's contestants:

Mo Alexander, Memphis
Charlie Ballard, Oakland
Tony Dijamco, L.A.
Dustin Kaufman, Kansas City
Susanna Lee, Portland
Joel Lindley, L.A
Bradley Lum, San Francisco
Steve Monroe, Los Angeles
Nancy Reed, Seattle
Nile Seguin, Toronto
Eric Shorts, Indianapolis
Kurt Swann, San Diego
Allen Trieu, Grand Rapids
Johnny Watson, New York
Cameron Zaninni, San Francisco
Joe Zimmerman, Ashville, NC

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