Now in its 13th year, StandUp NBC is the annual nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds. Every year, StandUp NBC holds open casting calls in four cities across the country. Finalists are chosen from the casting calls to perform at the finale showcase in front of an audience of television executives, casting directors, agents, managers and industry tastemakers at a Los Angeles comedy club. The winner is given a one-year holding deal with NBCUniversal and offered a spot on the nationwide tour with the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Previous StandUp winners and alumni include Deon Cole (Black-ish, Angie Tribeca), Tone Bell (Netflix’s upcoming comedy Disjointed, Truth Be Told), W. Kamau Bell (CNN’s United Shades of America), Lil Rel Howery (The Carmichael Show), Ron Funches (NBC’s upcoming comedy Powerless), Brandon T. Jackson (Deadbeat, Tropic Thunder) as well as Gina Brillon and Vladimir Camaño who are developing projects at CBS and NBC respectively. StandUp NBC is part of the NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs (NBCUNI TIPS) that promote and encourage people of diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of storytellers. For more information, visit NBCUNITIPS.com.