Theatre 99 hosted the first round of the Charleston Comedy Festival stand-up contest preliminaries on Friday. Local and regional yucksters competed for slots in the final rounds of competition, and ultimately a $1,000 prize.

Tom Keller (1st place)

Jeff Martin (2nd place)

Tom Emmons (3rd place)

Art Sturtevant (4th place)

P.J. Jackson

Cory Carder

Jessica Mears

Just Jeff (Jeff Caldwell)

Frank Martin

Apples (David Appleton)