"Three Rivers Runs Through It!" Joke Contest

Think you're funny? Here's your chance to prove it! Send us your funniest 60-second or less Pittsburgh themed joke or mini-sketch and you could win:

  • Four tickets to see The Second City in "Three Rivers Runs Through It!" presented by the Pittsburgh Public Theater.
  • See your joke/sketch performed live by The Second City at the O’Reilly Theater
  • Post-show meet and greet with the cast (past cast members have included the likes of John Belushi, Bill Murray, John Candy, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey and the list goes on!)

For examples along the lines of what we're looking for, check out the content in the three videos below. But remember, your entry must have a Pittsburgh theme and clock in at under 60 seconds, so rehearse your joke/sketch before you write and send it in. (These are only examples. Do not send us video. Your entry must be written.)

By entering the contest, participants agree to be bound by all of the following Official Rules and Terms of Use:

  • The contest is open to legal residents of the Pittsburgh Metro Area, 18-years-of-age or older.
  • Contestants must enter before Sunday, December 30, 2007. Online entries only. Must have valid email address to enter. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • One first place winner will receive four tickets, see their winning entry performed live and attend a post-show meet and greet with the cast. Two runners-up will receive two tickets each.
Click here for complete list of Official Rules and Terms of Use.


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Pittsburgh themed joke/sketch (Please write out in the field provided below. Remember, material must be capable of being performed in less than one minute.)

I am 18 or older.

The Second City in "Three Rivers Runs Through It!"

Presented by: Pittsburgh Public Theater
Part of Public Theater
Venue: O'Reilly Theater

Created especially for Pittsburgh Public Theater in celebration of the city's 250th Birthday, comes a brand-new, laugh-out-loud-funny sketch & improv show from the phenomenal Second City. Picture Big Ben meeting Kenny Kangaroo for pierogies in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and you know what we're talking about. If you love Pittsburgh and you love comedy, this is the show for you. This production includes some adult content.

Click here for more details and ticketing information for Pittsburgh Public Theater's presentation of The Second City in "Three Rivers Runs Through It!".

Video examples provided by The Second City