To be eligible, a comedian must have over twenty-five years of comedic experience in Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States of America. All of our nominations are brought to our Honor Board, which is made up of several members of The Friars Club, and veterans of the entertainment industry who specialize in film, television, and of course, comedy. Once the Board approves of a nominee the National Comedy Hall of Fame schedules the event. Take a peak at Minnie Pearl for her nationally televised induction to see the show we put on for this prestigious honor. Her induction was watched by over 13 million viewers with special guests like George H. W. Bush and many of the giants of country music in the audience.