October 20: Hosted by Leslie Jones of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”
The search is on for New York’s funniest comedians and comedic performers! Launched in 2008 as part of the annual New York Comedy Festival, the “New York’s Funniest” competition is open to any and all performers who think that have what it takes to be called “New York’s Funniest.”
20 performers will perform in the two semi-final rounds on Tuesday, October 20. 10 performers from the semi-final rounds will be selected to advance and perform in the final round, which will be held on November 15 at 4:00 PM at Carolines on Broadway as part of the 2015 New York Comedy Festival.
The semi-finals and finals will be recorded for airing on NBC Digital Enterprises to air in 2016.
The performer ultimately chosen to be “New York’s Funniest” will receive a cash prize, introductions to agents, managers and casting agents, and a chance to perform on a headliner show at Carolines on Broadway and on one of the New York Comedy Festival shows in 2016.