Kiry Shabazz has been named as the winner of the 14th annual StandUp NBC competition. Shabazz was chosen in a nationwide search for comedians of diverse backgrounds.
As part of his title, Shabazz will receive a talent holding deal with NBCUniversal and a headlining spot at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) annual convention where he will perform before talent bookers from across the country. He will also headline the regional semi-finalist showcases for next year’s StandUp NBC.
Shabazz was one of 1,250 stand-up comedians who auditioned at open calls earlier this year in Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. In addition to the open calls, the annual competition accepted online submissions. The 1,250 was then narrowed down to eight finalists including Shabazz, Jourdain Fisher, T. Murph, Dewayne Perkins, Abby Rosenquist, Jess Salomon, Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh, Tom Thakkar and TuRae. READ MORE
*From Deadline Article*