Auburn resident James Dorsey (Submitted photo)

Auburn resident James Dorsey (Submitted photo)

MASHANTUCKET, Conn.  Auburn resident James Dorsey has earned a spot as a finalist in one of the country’s top comedy competitions.  “Last Comix Standing,” begins Sunday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. and showcases some of the top comedic talent throughout the Northeast taking center stage with an eye on the prize: the Last Comix Standing title.

James Dorsey has advanced during the grueling three-month competition, which began on July 26 with 120 of the region’s funniest comedians. The competition was narrowed to 42 quarter-finalists and now the 12 semi-finalists who will be judged for their on-stage presence, originality, and crowd reaction.

James’ performance on stage has been described as “Flawless, smooth and original. A born professional.” James has shared the stage with Patrice O’Neal, Gilbert Gottfried, Billy Gardell, Lenny Clarke, Gary Gullman, Jimmy Dunn, Don Gavin, Steve Sweeney, Bryan Callen and Steven Wright. He can be seen in every major comedy club in New England and will remain in your head and heart long after he has made his exit from the stage.

Only three comics (one from each semi-finalist group) will make it to the final round, which begins Sunday, October 4 for a head-to-head face-off that will feature 25-minute sets from each performer. The winner will take home $1,500, a week’s worth of shows including headline spots and opening for a national headliner at Comix at Foxwoods, a photo on the Comix Wall of Fame and the title “Last Comix Standing.”

This year’s Last Comix Standing semi-finalists and competition performance dates include:
Sunday, September 13: Drew Dunn (Nashua, NH), Roman Pierce (Franklin, MA), Tom Stewart (Cranston, RI) and Pat Oates (Ansonia, CT)
Sunday, September 20: Corey Manning (Norwood, MA), Justin Hoff (Medford, MA), Jarwan Nelson (Cortland, NY) and James Dorsey (Auburn, MA)
Sunday, September 27: Brian Plumb (Longmeadow, MA), Brian Herberger (Buffalo, NY), Matt Barry (Hudson, NH) and Kenny Garcia (New York, NY)