11TH ANNUAL MARCH COMEDY MADNESS: Now Accepting Submissions www.LIKE2LAUGH.com
Boston, New York, Philadelphia & online worldwide.
MARCH COMEDY MADNESS 2017: 64+ Comedians, 1 Champion.
In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, comedians go one-on-one in the 11th annual March Comedy Madness; a single elimination comedy competition refereed by show's originator Josh Filipowski. In the first LIVE round, two comedians perform their best minute of stand-up head-to-head and then the audience, by applause, decides the winner. As the field is narrowed down, the sets get longer and more hilarious, until the 2017 March Comedy Madness Champion is crowned!
“Top comedians face off.” - NBC's Today in LA
“Comedians walked on stage and delivered their best material.” –The New York Times
"Brings respectability back to comedy competitions." -STAGE TIME Magazine
2017 KEY DATES:
Thursday, February 9, SUBMISSIONS BEING ACCEPTED
March 9-22 Online At-Large Bracket Match-Ups throughout March at www.LIKE2LAUGH.com
Thursday, March 9, 8PM Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston - WALK ON & WILD CARD selection show - pre-booked and walk-in comedians perform to vie for the last spots in the brackets
Thursday, March 16, 7:30PM The Broadway Comedy Club, New York - BRACKET of 16 goes head-to-head until one finalist remains.
Thursday, March 23, 8PM Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston - BRACKET of 16
Saturday, March 25, 11:59PM Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia - BRACKET of 16
Friday, March 31, 8PM Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston - FINAL FOUR and CHAMPIONSHIP!
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-How do I submit?
NEW Like2Laugh users
1. Click and complete your application:
2. Click register & pay the nonrefundable $10 fee.
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1. Update your profile:
2. Click update & pay the nonrefundable $10 fee.
-Who is selected?
From submissions, a selection committee of producers & industry select 16 comedians for each bracket (Boston, New York, Philadelphia & Online At-Large). LIVE fields of 16 go head-to-head (NYC 3/16, Boston 3/23, Philly 3/25) til 3 finalists remain. Online At-Large comedians will compete in the brackets with online voting throughout March until one remains.
The FINAL FOUR are all invited to the FINAL FOUR and CHAMPIONSHIP bracket battle (in Boston 3/31) til ONE champion is crowned.
-Where are the brackets?
-What are the Prizes?
Past Prizes include: -CA$H -Submission to SiriusXM Comedy radio -Rasta Bus 4 Hour Charter -That Headshot Guy headshots -Cari Bagdonas headshot package -Mark Manne Photo package -Nathaniel Wood photo session -Greg Dean's Stand-Up Workshop -New British School Acting Class -Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway paid gig -Feature at La Jolla Comedy Store -Spots at top comedy clubs, shows -and more!
-How does one advance?
Online At-Large match-ups take place online. Comics are paired head-to-head. Videos are viewed and votes are cast. LIVE match-ups take place NYC 3/16, Boston 3/23, Philly 3/25. After each pair performs, the audience determines the winner by applause and our trusty decibel meter. The FINAL FOUR is invited to a very special championship show Friday, March 31st at the Nick’s Comedy Stop. Final rounds are determined by decibel meter and industry judges.
-Is there a bringer requirement?
Not at all, but it's an amazing event- we hope you'll help promote it.
-So wait... the comedian who brings the most friends or gets the most friends to vote wins?
Nope. 100s of people will be weighing in online. In the live shows, if someone has 10 friends in an audience of 100, 90% of the audience is still up for grabs. Be funny. Promote the shows. And may the funniest advance.
-Do comedians need to pay?
The submission fee is $10.
TBA, Email interest/ideas/suggestions to madness@like2laugh dot com
-Who's won this thing?
Past winners include: Julian McCullough, Reese Waters, Myq Kaplan, Sam Morril, Samba Schutte, Adam Yenser, Nick Cobb, Jay Hollingsworth, Greg Wilson & Harrison Greenbaum & Chris Hurst (2015 Regional Champs), Shannon Leigh & Mike Kramer (2016 Co-Champions).
-This sounds like madness- does it work?
Indeed - It's our 11th year- and it's MADNESS!
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