GO! GO! Gong Show! is a fun, merciless, raucous, tongue-in-cheek talent contest at Cafe Stritch as part of Wax Wednesdays, hosted by Mighty Mike McGee.
Anyone and everyone gets at least 33 seconds and up to 3:33 minutes to compete using whatever entertaining talent or skill they have. Our three “celebrity” judges will score the acts they like, and gong the ones they don't! The winner takes home $50, bragging rights, and San José’s undying gratitude!
FORMAT & GUIDELINES
• Sign up in person on the day of the show by 9:30pm.
• The judges will be allowed to make comments and impose bias upon any of the performers they wish. They are the only people allowed to use the GONG during the show and may use it any time they wish during an act’s performance.
• All ACTS get THREE MINUTES AND THIRTY-THREE SECONDS (3:33) to perform. All performers WILL get cut off at 3:33 minutes by the host.
• Performers will be introduced by the host. Host will start the timer and announce: “Your time starts now.” Upon the four minute mark, the host will blow the whistle and return to the microphone to thank the act and:
• IF THE ACT IS GONGED BEFORE THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PERFORMANCE, THEY ARE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION.
• If the act completes their performance, then they will receive three scores from 1 to 10.
• The act with the highest score at the end of the show wins.
• If there is a TIE, the audience will choose the winner by applause or by a one-minute battle round, or if they should split the prize.
• The winner will receive $50 in change and a slot in the FINALS to be announced later this year.
• The host is in charge and can allow and veto anything they wish regarding the rules and format.