In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, 64 comedians will go one-on-one in the 7th annual March Comedy Madness; a single elimination comedy competition hosted and refereed by Josh Filipowski. In the first 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 we crown the 2013 March Comedy Madness Champion!
Past winners include: Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents), Reese Waters (Comedy Central´s Live at Gotham), Myq Kaplan (NBC's Last Comic Standing), Sam Morril (Comedy Central´s Comic to Watch), Samba Schutte (NBC´s Fatal Encounters) and Adam Yenser (Weekend Update)!
Comedian Allegra Barnett TOURING COMIC, DISNEY CHANNEL, RINGLING BROS , COMEDY TIME NETWORK,
A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Allegra Barnett began her comedy career as a touring clown with The Greatest Show on Earth, performing with everyone from Bob McGrath and Big Bird, to Mishu - the world's smallest man.
Upon completing her tour with the circus, Allegra transitioned into the world of stand up where she quickly became a favorite at NYC clubs and alternative venues - leading to a decade's worth of performing nationwide.
Allegra has been seen on Disney Channel, The Style Network, "Blind Date", Comedy Time Network and on numerous commercials.
Frequently contributing to United Stations Radio Networks, Allegra's comedic characters can be heard on top radio programs across the US.
With an act that's silly, edgy and hilarious, Allegra Barnett is definitely a comic to watch! WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Andrew Lisa CATCH A RISING STAR, NYC, NEW ORLEANS COMEDY FEST., WORLD SERIES OF COMEDY, MARCH COMEDY MADNESS, AMERICASCOMEDY.COM
Andrew Lisa is a bi-coastal comedian and writer working out of Los Angeles. He is a regular on the headliner lineup at the Garrett Morris All-Stars Show, as well as a finalist in the Funniest Comic in LA Contest. He´s performed at virtually every major club in and around New York City, including world-famous venues like Catch a Rising Star, Broadway Comedy Club and Comic Strip Live, with national acts like Dave Attell and Godfrey. In New York, he produced one of the most successful weekly shows in the heart the Greenwich Village comedy scene. One of the youngest syndicated columnists at the largest newspaper syndicate in the country, Andrew is an award-winning writer who has been published hundreds of times in dozens of publications across the country. He is a regular guest on the Riotcast Network´s Jersey Jerks Show, one of iTune´s most highly-rated comedy podcasts. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Joe McAvoy is from Missouri. He has lived in LA fourteen years. He is an actor and a member of SAG-AFTRA. For the past 5 years Joe McAvoy has been doing stand up comedy in Hollywood giving the audiences what they truly joy, "FUN". His tag line is, "I am misunderstood by people." BOOK
Comedian Jon Schabl NNF & NERDIST: WRITE NOW , COMEDY RECORDS, UCBS COMEDY BANG BANG, COMEDY NETWORK COCKTALES, ABSOLUTE COMEDY CLUB
Jon Schabl is an up and coming stand-up comedian from Toronto, Canada now situated in Los Angeles. He has performed at many of the major clubs in Canada and produced his own series of successful independent shows titled: Full Blown Comedy. He was nominated for and competed in the Fresh Meat competition in 2011, was featured as a panellist on CTV´s New Express and appeared on Comedy Network´s Cocktales. WEBSITE | | BOOK
As the star of MTV's hit show "Disaster Date" K-von's humor has made an international impact. This hilarious hidden-camera show displays his many talents as each of his characters prove funnier and more outrageous than the last. Additionally, after a two-year standup comedy tour and an appearance on SHOWTIME, K-von is ready to unleash even more of his 'Hip Pop Culture' brand of comedy both on-screen as well as in comedy clubs. BOOK
Comedian Kyle Chrise SIXX SENSE W/NIKKI SIXX, DICE: INDESTRUCTIBLE, THE ARTIE LANGE SHOW
Kyle is the only person to write jokes for Nikki Sixx and play bass for Andrew "Dice" Clay. You can hear him on the nationally-syndicated rock radio show, "Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx." He also appears on the Andrew "Dice" Clay special "Indestructible" on Showtime. Artie Lange calls him "The Best Bass Player I've Ever Seen in a Pirates Jersey." In a previous life, Kyle was a writer for the Fox New Channel. In his spare time, Kyle is a semi-pro bowler. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Nick Cobb LIVE AT GOTHAM, LAST COMIC STANDING, MTV, VH1, AMC
Nick has been seen on Comedy Central´s "Live at Gotham," VH1's "Morning Buzz," MTV´s "FN MTV," AMC's "Date Night" as well as on NBC´s "Last Comic Standing" where he not only earned a spot in the semi-finals, but was also featured in a montage of comics recognized for having highly original material. He recently played the lead in soon-to-be-released comedic web series for ESPN.com called "Team Players." Nick earned a spot as one the "Final Four" comics in the highly anticipated New York Daily News March Madness Comedy competition held at Caroline´s on Broadway. He has also shot several commercials for brands such as Joe´s Crab Shack, Carmax, FM 101.9 and most recently starred in an e*Trade spot during the Super Bowl! When not performing, Nick is brooding over that one guy in the crowd who was texting during his act. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Reggie Jr ON STAGE W/DAVE CHAPPELLE, NACA SOUTH 09, NACA MID ATLANTIC 09, PARTNERS IN CRIME 2006, HOLLYWOOD IMPROV
At a young age Reggie realized his gift as an entertainer and started pursuing his dream as a stand up comedian. Pound for pound, there are not too many other comedians that come with the energy passion and intensity he possesses. In 2001, he developed his act through the open mic circuit and began hosting at The Punchline comedy club regularly. In 2004, Reggie joined the United States Army; in the Spring of 2005 while still serving in the Army he received his first big break in the Comedy Carnival Cruise Contest at the Punchline comedy club in which he placed 3rd. Summer of 2006, Reggie appeared in Robert Townsends Partners in Crime the Next Generation. Reggie´s latest success is being among the chosen picked to showcase in a NACA regional conference! Reggie can also be seen performing at various venues throughout Southern California and soon at a campus near you!! WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Sammy Obeid SF INTL COMEDY COMP, 3RD, FOOD NETWORK, THROWDOWN, BEST OF NY ARAB FEST 2010, BEST OF AUSTIN FEST 2010,
Lebanese American born in Oakland California, Sammy K Obeid applies his UC Berkeley double major in math and business to bringing laughter to the nation. A professional, nationally-touring comedian at 27, Sammy's style has been described as 'refreshingly intelligent', 'hopeful and inspiring', and 'a youthful perspective that reaches all ages'. Recently placing in the top 3 of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition amongst veteran comedians of 15 years or more, Sammy's 4 years in comedy have proven explosive. His national appeal has earned him 'Best of the Fest' in the Arab American Comedy Festival in New York, as well as the Out of Bonds Festival in Austin. Sammy is the youngest member of the national touring troupe, CoExist Comedy, the founder of his own comedy group and enterprise, KO Comedy, as well as the first comedian ever to appear on the Food Network telling jokes. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Seth Plummer is a comedian originally from upstate NY who's distinctive perspective on American life combined with a laid-back, inviting demeanor, creates a wickedly clever and wildly funny act. His eye for the absurdities of modern life and his unique writing style leaves crowds in stitches. Audience members have called him "hilarious" and "hysterically funny", while bookers have labeled Seth "brilliant", "a rising star", and "Intelligent yet silly". BOOK
Thai Rivera will make you uncomfortable in the best way possible. His politically incorrect style of humor has taken the comedy world by storm. BOOK
Guest SpotDwayne Perkins TONIGHT SHOW, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN, CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, THE WORLD STANDS UP
Brooklyn native Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the comedy game. He has earned a spot in today´s elite class of standup comics with several appearances on Comedy Central and on Conan. Most recently, he has been getting a lot of buzz for his recurring piece on The Jay Leno Show entitled "Great White Moments in Black History." WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Guest SpotRob OReilly LIVE AT GOTHAM , TONIGHT SHOW, LAST COMIC STANDING 7
I'm a 27 y/o stand-up comic who's been on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and the Tonight Show. I've toured almost 300 colleges and I was recently named one of LA Weekly's "Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012" and one of Funny or Die's "30 Comedians to Watch Under 30". WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |