Dan Boulger

Dan Boulger

Ten local comedians compete in a Comedy Central talent search Friday at Johnny D’s in Davis Square. One will go on to a national brackets competition and could be called the best up and coming comic nationwide, winning $2,500, a digital record release, tour and satellite radio performances and an appearance on a Comedy Central stand-up series.

There are 26 competitions around the country through Sept. 23 in the Up Next Certified Talent Search, from which some 30 semi-finalists will emerge to show their skills again at four shows held in October. Eight finalists will appear at The New York Comedy Festival’s annual “Comics to Watch” show Nov. 6 at Caroline’s on Broadway.

Dan Boulger is the host for Friday’s show at Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the 21-plus show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the club. Tickets are $15.

The performers are:

Orlando Baxter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQZKXjb47I0

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Shaun Bedgood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIuclUsj2M

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Tom Dustin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrYG5VkYXHg

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Josh Gondelman

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Ray Harrington

http://youtu.be/j_r8PthYrhw?t=49s

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Mehran Khaghani

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Kyle Ploof

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9gvUR40tuM

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Ken Reid

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Danielle Soto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT_QMcYdpC0&feature=youtu.be&t=5s

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Jenny Zigrino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSk9WNwOpng&feature=youtu.be&t=20s