Performing Arts: Comedians & Improv

March Comedy Madness 2014

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Like 2 Laugh Productions
Josh Filipowski, prod.

Production Description

In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, hundreds, and eventually 64 bracketed comedians will go one-on-one in the 8th Annual March Comedy Madness single elimination comedy competition refereed by Josh Filipowski of 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 the 2014 March Comedy Madness Champion is crowned. 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"), Adam Yenser ("Conan") and Nick Cobb (Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham").

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Brackets: March 9 - The IMPROV Comedy Lab, Hollywood (Wildcard 50 - 6); March 10 - Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, Universal City, CA (Wildcard 50 - 6); March 11, The Ice House Comedy Club, Pasadena, CA (East bracket); March 12 - The World Famous Comedy Store, Hollywood, CA (North bracket); March 13 - NerdMelt Showroom, Hollywood, CA (South bracket); March 14 - M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica, CA (West bracket); March 15 - Hollywood IMPROV, Hollywood (Final 4 to 1 Champ).

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Winner receives prize package worth over $2k. Nonrefundable $10 fee to register ($20 after Feb. 15).


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March Comedy Madness

Noteworthy Press

“Top comedians face off.” - NBC's Today in LA
“The one early-spring elimination competition that actually matters.” -LA Weekly
“In the spirit of the college basketball season, 64+ comedians perform to crown one champion.” -LAist
"The Madness has proven fast-paced, loose and fun for comedians and audience alike. It's not a contest - it's Madness" -LA Examiner
"A rapid-fire competition modeled after the NCAA tourney" -New York Post
"Comedians walked on stage and delivered their best material." -The New York Times
"In first round, contestants have one minute to slam their comedy hammer down." -Time Out New York
"Filipowski brings respectability back to comedy competitions." -STAGE TIME Magazine