NBC Reaches Out to Aspiring TV Writers in New "Comedy Playground" Initiative
by Megh Wright NBC is looking to develop brand new talent through a new initiative they're calling the "Comedy Playground." Starting on May 1st, the initiative will begin accepting video submissions from aspiring comedy writers for new show concepts, and they've enlisted a star-studded "Advisory Boa... [Read More]
 
Jimmy Failla released a new book, win a copy now
If you have seen Jimmy Failla’s stand up then you know two things, first, he is hilarious, and second, he was once a taxi driver. Yeah, a taxi driver and he’s got all the stories to prove it. Thankfully, Jimmy has just released a comical new book called Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s... [Read More]
 
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Funny Or Die's Road 2 Oddball Stand-Up Challenge
Funny Or Die is giving comedians across the country the chance to win a coveted spot on this summer’s touring Oddball Comedy Festival! Here’s how it works: Comedians submit a video of themselves to FunnyOrDie.com. Fans then vote on their favorites, and a panel of judges will select 15 local winners to perform at their own hometown show during the ‘Road 2 Oddball Tour’ (dates below). From those 15, one lucky comedian will be chosen as the grand-prize winner and go on the entire Funny Or Die O... [Read More]
 
Contest: Open for Funny or Die’s Road 2 Oddball Tour and Oddball Fest
Funny Or Die is heading out on tour for a second straight summer with its Oddball Comedy Festival to an outdoor amphitheater near you, but this time, you can get in on the act as one of the acts. So to speak. In May, FoD will sponsor a Road 2 Oddball Tour and Contest to comedy clubs across America, ... [Read More]
 
Contest: Enter to win tickets to The Laugh Button Live! presents Ploom’s #RethinkComedy on March 26th
A few days ago we launched our next The Laugh Button Live! event, our first live comedy show in NYC in over a year. We teamed up with the folks at Ploom and their #ReThinkComedy program for a night of great stand-up comedy! Tickets are available but we’re offering up a chance for a lucky [&hel... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central again offering development deal via New York Television Festival
If you feel like you're missing out on pilot season, do not lose all hope. Comedy Central once again is putting out $7,500 and a potential development deal in the waters for writers and producers through a contest via The New York Television Festival. If you've got a scripted-comedy format to pitch ... [Read More]
 
Win tickets to see Mike Birbiglia live in Westbury, NY
Mike Birbiglia had a great 2013 with his one man show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend receiving critical acclaim from both the comedy world and the general public. Birbigs toured extensively on the show and finally put it to tape. Now it’s 2014 and Birbiglia is working on some new material wi... [Read More]
 
TBS orders eight episodes of Marlon Wayans’ “Funniest Wins” comedy competition series
America's nationally televised singing competitions may be on the diminuendo in 2014, but perhaps that's only to make room for a revival of stand-up comedy contests on TV?! TBS announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode summer series from Marlon Wayans -- tentatively titled Funniest... [Read More]
 
How To Audition For Season 8 of Last Comic Standing on NBC, Without Having Your Agent or Manager Hook You Up
The official NBC Last Comic Standing website is still a few days away from making the leap from 2010 to present-day 2014. But the email line is open now if you want Last Comic's producers to consider you for an on-air callback audition! That is, if Gmail is working today... Spoiler alert: It is. Des... [Read More]
 
CONTEST: Enter to win ‘Impractical Jokers’ season on DVD
Confession time, we’re big fans of the TV show Impractical Jokers. Why? Because the show is about a group of lifelong friends that pretty much do whatever they can to bust each other’s chops. Yes, there’s a bit of a competition to the show but you get the vibe that were cameras rol... [Read More]