What started as a Valentine's Day stunt in 2012 is now a recurring show whose uniqueness is proven by the three adjectives in its title. Every third Sunday of the month, Bryan Cook's Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction asks comedians to write and perform a piece of sexy, and usually filthy, fan fiction, based on whatever books, films, stories or characters they choose — anything from Criss Angel: Mindfreak to The Cat in the Hat. Kyle Kinane once imagined a very naughty Mayor McCheese, and Andrés du Bouchet presented a candid, if still observant, Robert Frost. Audiences crown a winner at each performance and twice a year those comics compete in championship rounds. The show offers stand-ups a chance to do something different, and also affords so-called clean comics the rare opportunity to indulge their bluer sides. A warning to all comics, though: Moms may hear their ribald tales when they're released on the show's podcast.
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