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Casino Queen to host main event of 2019 World Series of Comedy

Casino Queen in East St. Louis will partner with The World Series of Comedy to bring The Main Event of The World Series of Comedy to the St. Louis region from Sept. 23-28, 2019.

worldseriesofcomedylogoThe World Series of Comedy is a live stand-up comedy festival for touring comedians, featuring an entire week of comedy seminars and social and networking events for comics, comedy club managers and bookers from the U.S. and Canada.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the WSOC panel of judges will watch more than 500 videos of comics in preparation for the preliminary contests held in the first seven months of the year, with the top 101 comics advancing to The Main Event. Additionally, The WSOC will have a feature weekend in the comedy showroom at Casino Queen (April 12-13).

The WSOC is quickly becoming the largest touring comedy festival in the world and is best described as a contest, festival, networking event, professional development conference and job fair all wrapped into one. The event helps comics obtain contacts and secure more paid work by creating a setting where both comedians and decision makers mingle throughout the series of events. Prizes offered for the winning comedians include jobs at various comedy clubs throughout North America, a recording contract with Uproar Entertainment and professional representation from managers and agents.

“We couldn’t be more excited to find a partner like Casino Queen that prides itself in presenting quality comedy shows,” says Joe Lowers, CEO of The World Series of Comedy. “We look forward to bringing our festival to a great comedy community, and know that our partnership with Casino Queen will help us achieve the goal of introducing up-and-coming comedians to a new fan base, as well as important industry insiders like America’s Got Talent, comedy club owners, and numerous managers and agents. We’ll see you in September!”

“We are thrilled to build on the efforts to expand the region’s growing comedy scene by teaming up with The World Series of Comedy to host one of the best and biggest comedy festivals in the nation,” said Jeff Watson, President of Casino Queen. “We had the pleasure of highlighting some amazing live performers this fall and couldn’t be more excited to bring this outstanding event to Casino Queen next year where the newest king or queen of comedy will be crowned.”

For more information regarding the comedy festival, contact The World Series of Comedy Vice President Jason Rowland at

Ticket information for the Main Event will be available at by March 1, 2019.


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