“New York’s Funniest Stand Up” competition returns to New York Comedy Festival
The search for New York’s Funniest Stand Up is back at Carolines on Broadway as part of the New York Comedy Festival. It’s is open to any and all performers. There will be an open call audition at on Tuesday, October 6 starting at 9a. Participants will perform up to 2 minutes of their or... [Read More]
Open call auditions for 2015 New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition
Last year's winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up, Ricky Velez, was hired this year as a correspondent for Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. What's in store for the 2015 winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up? And could it be you? Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway between 49t... [Read More]
Today is the deadline to submit for the 11th annual Andy Kaufman Awards contest
Please, if you're funny and you know it but nobody knows what to make of how funny you are, dear God in Heaven or wherever Andy Kaufman is today, I beg you to consider submitting your entry today for the 11th annual Andy Kaufman Award. That's because the entry deadline is today: Sept. 15, 2015.... [Read More]
Go behind the scenes with, listen to and meet the cast of “Trainwreck” on the red carpet
This holiday weekend proves the perfect time to catch up with the cast of this summer's hit comedy movie, Trainwreck -- they're taking over SiriusXM, providing backstage videos from their recent stand-up comedy tour for regional charities, and offering you the chance to win a trip to attend the offi... [Read More]
Talking with '@midnight's First #PointsMe Winner Chris Cubas
by Megh Wright Back in January, Comedy Central's @midnight launched a new contest called #PointsMe, in which fans and aspriring @midnight contestants took to Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr to try out for an appearance on the show. "I think in the ideal scenario, we'd like to find som... [Read More]
Win a Walk-On Role in an Upcoming 'Drunk History' Episode
by Megh Wright If you've always wanted to dress up in period garb while a bunch of celebrities lip sync Drunk History tales, your opportunity has arrived. Drunk History's Stumble Into History contest will choose one winner to land a walk-on role in the show, and all you have to do is dress up as a h... [Read More]
The "NBC Playground" Contest Couldn't Find Any Ideas Outside of New York, LA, or Chicago
by Megh Wright Remember when NBC announced its new "grassroots" talent initiative NBC Playground last year in hopes to — in the words of the network — find talented comedy writers by "reaching beyond the traditional talent labs of film schools and NY/LA comedy clubs"? Well, NBC announced... [Read More]
Nick Guerra wins NBC’s 11th annual Stand-Up For Diversity contest, network holding deal
Nick Guerra may have made an even better first impression with NBC than he thought. Last summer, you saw Guerra shine in his early auditions for Last Comic Standing. Last night, NBC announced he'd won the network's separate contest, called StandUp NBC (formerly Stand-Up For Diversity). His prize is ... [Read More]
Finalists announced for first NBC Playground comedy pitch contest
NBC has announced the 10 finalists for the first edition of the network's NBC Playground, an open competition to seek out new voices for primetime broadcast sitcoms. Entries that advanced after submitting initial introduction videos, sitcom pitches and the required application are: Jeff Galante (Los... [Read More]