REGISTRATION OPEN: VT's Funniest Comedian 2017

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REGISTRATION OPEN: VT's Funniest Comedian 2017


Think you're funny? Local comics will lay it all on the line, vying for $5,000 in cash and prizes. You'll perform to packed crowds, get seen by industry judges from NYC, Boston & Montreal, and have a chance at being crowned "Vermont's Funniest Comedian 2017!"


To Be Eligible, Entrants Must:

  • Be living in Vermont full time (college students ARE eligible)
  • Be available ALL 4 NIGHTS of the contest
  • Complete registration and payment of $20 application fee by MIDNIGHT on Aug 5, 2017

Preliminary contestants will be assigned to perform at 7pm on Wed, Sept 6 OR Thurs, Sept 7 (not both). Semifinalists will then be chosen to perform in one of two shows on Fri, Sept 8 (EITHER 7pm or 9:30pm; not both). It all comes down to 12 finalists, who will take the stage on Sat, Sept 9 to determine who gets crowned the winner!

Advice for Entrants

REGISTER EARLY. There are a limited number of slots in this contest and it often fills. If you do get shut out, we create a wait list on a first-come, first-served basis, in case of any last minute drop-outs. 

REPEAT MATERIAL. Each round of the contest has new judges, so you are encouraged to repeat your BEST material as you advance in the contest. Set times are as follows:

  • PRELIMS (9/6 & 9/7):  4-minute sets
  • SEMIS (9/8):  6-minute sets
  • FINALS (9/9): 9-minute sets