The Carolina Comedy Club at Broadway at the Beach welcomed seven aspiring comics to the stage as part of the Second Annual Beach’s Beast Best Comic Contest. I was honored to be asked to be a judge alongside Brad Dickerson of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Bobbei Runswinckle and Kerry Barrone, both from The Sun News. Our task was to pick a first, second and third place winner from amongst the group, who would then qualify for the finals later in the month.
Next up was Dennis Bellamy, who also works at the club. Dennis is a black/Asian man with a beard and described himself as a black Santa with squinty eyes. Tracy Musiker, the only female to enter the contest was up next and I really didn’t get her. She was very dry and I think because of the accoustics, I missed some of her punchlines. Most of her jokes reflected around Halloween zombies and not wanting children.
Speaking of Carolina Improv Company, current “player” Tad Fulford was the next contestant. Tad was very energetic and entertaining and many of his jokes reflected around physical fitness and wondering why people run when they can drive and the state of the economy.”My 401 (k) is now a 201 (k),” lamented Fulford. He was my pick for second.