registration for the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition has just opened. The big event is about six months away, but preliminary competition rounds start Aug. 5 – and there are cash prizes! Hooray! Second, apparently the entire state of Arizona is coming together for the Arizona Comedy Festival to be held next April. They’re on the prowl for 10 comics of all kinds to perform at the premiere event, at which point they too – you guessed it – will be eligible to snag some moneys.