Sunday, March 18, 2018

Amateur stand-up comedy contest to be held ahead of World Cup

Yekaterinburg's Parks Department will hold an amateur stand-up comedy contest on Friday in the designated fan zone at the Central Park of Culture and Rest in celebration of the FIFA World Cup.

The contest will begin at 8 p.m., local time, and will last for two hours. Amateur stand-up comedians from across the Urals, Siberia and Volga regions will compete for prizes and souvenirs during the event, reports.

The contest is scheduled to end moments before the the highly anticipated match between France and Germany is broadcast in Central Park's fan zone.

Following the conclusion of the match, DJ VndyVndy will play music for two hours, giving the assembled fans the chance to relax and dance, according to

In total, Yekaterinburg's Central Park has organized 10 events to entertain fans between World Cup Matches.

On Saturday, Central Park will host a Ural-themed KVN Festival. The following week there will be a rap performance, cyber sports exhibition and rock concert on different nights during the final matches of the championship, reports.

Central Park's fan zone is sponsored by the administration of Yekaterinburg and was created to give fans a community-based and dynamic watching experience during the World Cup.