2017 Judges: VT's Funniest Comedian

Take a look below at the experienced, comedy industry professionals judging the 6th Annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian contest - and get your tickets now!


FINALS: SAT, SEPT 9TH

Tovah Silbermann is a comedy booking agent at the Gersh Agency. She prides herself on her eye for talent, and has booked and produced shows and projects all over NYC.  Her projects have been featured in the NY Times, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Downtown Magazine, Animal NYC, Bedford & Bowery and more. 

She is the founder of the 2015 Empire Biscuit Comedy Festival, the associate producer for IFC's web series Boy Band and has served as associate producer for the Forever Dog Podcast Network. She was the producer for the Loud Boys show at Pianos Bar, F*ck that Movie at Videology, Samantha at the Pleasure Chest (UES), Marina + Nicco's Residency at the People's Improv Theater, Literati at Union Hall and Shabbat Dinner at QED and much more. Tovah lives in New York City.


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Jessica Pilot is a comedy producer and talent scout. She scouts and produces stand-up comedy for CBS.

Her previous credits include National Geographic Channel, Comedy Central and NBC. Pilot has also written about comedy for Esquire, Glamour and The Village Voice. Her feature length story in Vanity Fair included interviews with Jon Stewart, Ray Romano, Silver Silverman and other influential comedians.

She created and produced a documentary series for The Village Voice which profiled the lives of stand-up comedians on and offstage in New York City. Guests episodes include: Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn and more.



SEMI-FINALS: FRI, SEPT 8TH


Joe Garden is a freelance writer living in the Catskills in New York. His work has appeared in Vice, Conde Nast Traveler, and The Onion, where he was a writer and editor for 19 years.

He's also co-written three books that make great gifts and co-hosts the live comedy shows Monko Sexo Trasho and Griff & Joe's Holiday Spectacular


Sophia Salador is an Associate Producer at Just For Laughs, the world’s largest international comedy festival.

She has been with the company since 2012, working festivals in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago. Sophia works with the programming team to produce all of JFL's Festivals worldwide.

Sophia has judged many competitions in the past, including several years on the jury for the Montreal Fringe Festival and the Montreal Comedy Competition.



PRELIMS: WED/THURS, SEPT 6TH & 7TH

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John Tobin is the co-founder/owner of Laugh Boston, a 300-seat, state-of-the-art comedy theater located in Boston’s Seaport District. In addition to booking talent at Laugh Boston, he continues to produce live shows at Nick's Comedy Stop and many other rooms in the Boston area through his production company, Theatre District Productions. John has been working in professional comedy since 1992, was elected to the Boston City Council five times, and currently works at Northeastern University as the Vice President of City & Community Affairs.


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Lindsay Boling is a stand up comedian based in New York City by way of Louisville, KY.  She is a former division one soccer player so yeah she’s gay. Now spends her time making people laugh all over the country.  

She's been featured in national comedy festivals such as NY Comedy Festival, Boston Women in Comedy Festival & Cape Fear. 

She hosts a history themed variety show at The Creek and the Cave called Annal Revue, and can be seen regularly performing at Carolines on Broadway.


Morgan Miller is a New York based comedian who performs stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy. Morgan is currently on the Upright Citizens Brigade house Harold team Mermaids and toured with the UCB Touring company for two years. She is now based in New York where she is performing and working on her short films (Distance: a Comedy and Monster).Morgan will be performing at Bonnaroo Music Festival in June and tours the country doing stand-up. She was recently in a national commercial for Papa Johns and Ghostbusters produced by Comedy Central. She has also appeared and created web commercials for H&R Block and Oreo Cookie Balls. She has written and acted for Conde Nast and Above Average Productions. Check the Schedule tab to come see her LIVE in the FLESH.