St. Paul Comedy Festival

by Ben W | Mar 12, 2013
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St. Paul and the Twin Cities are known for its inventive creative arts scene. I purpose we start holding yearly weeklong event that highlights local and national comedic talent that we have right here in Minnesota. We could leverage all the stages in St. Paul to hold these performances. Local bars, restaurants, and theaters that can provide a stage will be assigned a show. The national exposure and economic impact is self-explanatory.

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St. Paul Comedy Festival

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

St. Paul and the Twin Cities are known for its inventive creative arts scene. I purpose we start holding yearly weeklong event that highlights local and national comedic talent that we have right here in Minnesota. We could leverage all the stages in St. Paul to hold these performances. Local bars, restaurants, and theaters that can provide a stage will be assigned a show. The national exposure and economic impact is self-explanatory.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

An event like this can create great new talent and expose people to artist they never would have known about. The hope is maybe one day we could build a Comedy Club back in St. Paul a club that brings in national acts and also is the home base club for some great St. Paul comics.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The huge influx of people to St. Paul would have a great finical impact on our city hotels, restaurants, and shopping. During this event, every day and night ticked shows will be happening. The places that may hold these events can also request funding to upgrade their stages and sound systems with a forgivable loan from the festival. Also I would want a huge national name to headline a show(s) at weeks end. For this last show I’m thinking BIG we could use the new Saints Stadium, maybe the Excel? The Fitz of O’Shaughnessy’ would work too…

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

With it being a yearly event this has sustainability and brand association.

Japhet Elon said: Well if we are going to do anything that could help us this would really provide something that we could contribute about this meeting. ... about this Competition Entry. - 2596 days ago read more >

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