By Lawton Vallely
For the Opelika
Do you think you are funny? The Bottling Plant Event Center will be hosting ‘Battle for O-Town,’ a weekly amateur comedian contest, where two winners from each show will compete in a finale show to win $500.
“The goal is to continue to grow the competition, which I feel like we are doing and then eventually move to a bigger space like one of the ballrooms,” said Bottling Plant Event Center Owner Lisa Ditchkoff. “Everybody that has come has loved it and they come back and then they have brought other people with them.”
Qualifying shows will be every Wednesday from March 4 to April 25, beginning at 7 p.m.
The event will be hosted by stand-up comedian Michael Statham and will cost $5 for admission. Details on the event finale will be announced at a later date.
“Comedy has been something different for the city of Opelika,” Ditchkoff said. “We have done quite a few comedy shows and I am in the process of lining up some other ones. We’ve really become fairly established as far as being a location that holds comedy events.”
To sign up for the competition or for more information, contact Statham at 205-532-6090.