Comedian and Bring Talent Challenges and Cash to College Campuses

Guitar Comedian Evan Wecksell forges a partnership with upstart website to bring online events/competitions to colleges nationwide.

Los Angeles, CA, November 09, 2013 --( After playing hundreds of colleges across the country, Comedian Evan Wecksell now wants to give his audiences a turn at performing.

The comedian most recognized from his appearances on VH1 and E!, will partner with Indi to offer colleges and college groups the opportunity to present and run their own online talent contests where competitors can win up to $500.

The online contests will include, but not be limited to, showcasing acting, comedy, music, cooking, fashion. And having known some of the Indi executives before the company launched earlier in the year, the comedian's decision to partner with the website was a no-brainer.

"There were many reasons to team up with Indi, especially with schools," explains Wecksell. "The college market has helped me so much in my career, I thought it was time to help them back.

"The main challenges that college activity boards face today is budget and attendance. With these online challenges, Indi provides the prize money and attendance does not apply. The student can film their challenge and upload it, and other students can watch and vote at their convenience."

Through online voting, first place wins $500 while 2nd and 3rd place would net $100 and $50, respectively. In addition, there will be a 'Judges Choice' award where the hosting group can choose the prize.

Wecksell continues, "Indi is on the verge of revolutionizing the college events calendar. Yes, live events are great, and I will still need them for my future tours, but this paradigm makes it possible for any student to participate."

The comedian has also won some prize money from these contests himself. "I filmed myself playing a song in my kitchen and won $50. In college money, that's like $125," Wecksell quips.

Los Angeles singer Jierra Clark also benefited in a big way from Indi when her original song went viral and landed her a music contract and meeting with the manager of pop group LMFAO.

"It was amazing," recalls Clark. "After 24 hours, my song had over 200,000 hits and my Facebook page had blown up. Producers were calling me saying 'I want to produce this song with you.'"

Another LA singer, April Kass, enjoyed a big challenge win from singing her rendition of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." In one week, April received over 1,000 votes for the victory.

"I'm so glad I stumbled across," Kass lauded. "It's a great idea to help local musicians get more exposure. I gained new facebook followers as a direct result of the vocal contest!"

With the online contests and winnings to be had, online college life is about to pick up.

About Evan Wecksell:
Comedian and Singer-Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates the college experience, endorses unorthodox relationships, and makes fun of bad music. His comedy has been played on radio stations all over the world including Sirius Satellite Radio. Evan has also appeared on such pop-culture shows as VH1's "I Love the 80s" and E! Television’s "30 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds." For complete tour information and to purchase his CDs, visit

About Indi:
Indi is an online talent discovery destination that rewards passionate performers and video creators with cash prizes based on votes from viewers and guest judges who like great content and want to be part of discovering tomorrow's stars. Contestants are encouraged to create original video content using a mobile device, a great idea and lots of enthusiasm and energy. Founded by seasoned e-commerce, mobile and social media veterans, Indi is the place to Be a Star and Find a Star!
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