The Three Stages
Competition: The competition consists of three stages:
Stage 1: Improv
Stage 2: Poetry
Stage 3: Freestyle
Stage 1, Improv:
The judge says to the comedybot, “tell me a joke related to X.” The comedybot would have to try to come up with an original joke, which will be checked against a database of jokes for originality.
Stage 2, Poetry:
The judge says to the comedybot “tell me a funny poem about Y.” The comedybot would have to try to come up with an original poem, which will be checked against a database of poems for originality.
Stage 3, Freestyle:
Stage 3 consists of 5 minutes of chat in which the comedybot tries to be as funny as possible, through the successful deployment of witty banter. The humor level of the conversation will be graded by judges on the following scale, in order of least funny to most funny:
"pillow", "uniform", "moustache", "power", "napkin"