SURVIVAL OF THE SILLIEST
Make Me Laugh USA Stand Up Comedy Contest is looking for the funniest amateur comedians in Binghamton NY.
Calling all comics! Make Me Laugh: USA is looking for the funniest amateur comedians in Binghamton NY. The contest will offer upcoming performance opportunities all throughout the country. Produced by the creator of the Hoboken Comedy Festival, Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour, and NJFunnyfest, this events will take place at the end of October and through November all throughout the area.
Last year's Make Me Laugh traveled to Albany NY, St Louis MO, Denver CO, San Francisco CA, and Anchorage AK, and saw more than 500 performers participate throughout the country.
In Albany alone, contestants were dwindled down over six shows for more than 600 audience members. The Winner of Make Me Laugh: Albany, Erik Anker, went on to travel from New York City to Alaska with the Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour and Make Me Laugh performing on 42 shows in 42 days!
Prospective performers may submit a 4-6 minute video online at www.LaughUSA.org which will then be reviewed by festival coordinators and industry professionals. “The goal of the contest is to offer new opportunities for performers in a particular region” says comedian and event creator Dan Frigolette.
Frigolette, who has headlined the famous Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York NY, has been seen on The Wendy Williams Show, Totally Biased with W. Kamua Bell, and been a recurring guest on The Artie Lange Show, produced reciprocal contests in three other cities in 2015 including, St. Louis MO , Denver CO and Anchorage AK. Prizes include future performance opportunities all throughout the country, local stage time, free head shots, and countless press mentions.
Performers who submit may be accepted to the Prelims, Semis, or directly to the Finals, giving submitters multiple opportunities to make it to the Finals if they are not initially selected.
“We wanted to have several rounds, because we know that comedy is subjective and not all mediums are perfect,” says Frigolette of the contest; “For example, I may be better live than I am on video, and we wanted the contest to reflect that.”
Each round will be judged by local Press, local comedy bookers and event creator, comedian Dan Frigolette. However, as with any comedy contest, the primary judge is the audience.
The shine through performance at the finals will be crowned the overall winner of Make Me Laugh Binghamton. The one winner will then perform with the Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour in Saratoga Springs one week preceding the Finals Performance.
The Winner will also receive stage time at the Hoboken Comedy Festival, the NJFunnyfest and will submit their schedule for performances throughout the rest of 2015 and 2016.
For more information and to submit please visit: www.LaughUSA.org
Make Me Laugh
Calendar of Events
Submission Deadline: October 15th 2015
Make Me Laugh Binghamton University Auditions
CLOSED TO PUBLIC
November 6th 2016
Make Me Laugh Binghamton Semi Finals
November 7th 2015
The Bundy Museum
129 Main St,
Binghamton, NY 13905
Make Me Laugh Binghamton Finals:
November 13th 2015
The Relief Pitcher
197 Conklin Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903
Comedy’s Best Kept Secret
November 20th 2015
The Parting Glass Pub
40-42 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs NY
2014 Winner Erik Anker Performed on the following:
Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour 2015:
3/18 - BARBERTON OH
3/19 - CHICAGO IL
3/20-3/21 - ST LOUIS MO
3/22 - KANSAS CITY MO
3/23- FESTUS MO
3/25- OMAHA NE
3/26-28 DENVER CO
3/29- SALT LAKE CITY UT
4/1-5 SAN FRANCISCO CA
4/5- SANTA CRUZ CA
4/7- CORVALLIS OR
4/8- EUGENE OR
4/9- SEATTLE WA
4/10- VANCOUVER BC
4/11-13- ALASKA HIGHWAY
4/14-20- ANCHORAGE AK
4/24-- ALBANY NY