Gotham Comedy Club &
Manhattan Comedy School Present:
Are you the funniest person in your workplace? Prove it! Compete against hilarious workers to find out which profession is the funniest, win big prizes, and become New York’s Funniest Professional in the largest amateur comedy competition in New York.
The competition will be two rounds. Each comedian will perform in one of the ten (+) preliminary rounds according to his/her field of work.
12 contestants will be accepted for each industry
One comic from each preliminary round will move onto the finale.
On each night, two judges will score comics on stage presence, originality, and most importantly, audience reaction.
Each comedian will get a 5 minute set.
Submission Deadline for Tradesmen and Journalists/Bloggers: June 9th
Still Accepting Submissions for: College Students, Tradesmen, and Journalists/Bloggers
Advertising/Marketing/Digital Market – May 19th 7pm
Food Industry (Waiters / Bartenders/ etc.) – May 19th 9:30pm
Actors – May 20th 7pm
Lawyers – May 28th 8:30pm
Teachers – June 2nd 7pm
College Students (Group 1) - June 2nd 9:30pm
College Students (Group 2)- June 3rd 7pm
Sales Rep/Retail - June 11th 7pm
College Students (Group 3) – June 11th 9:30pm
Tradesman (Mechanics, Plumbers, Electricians, Construction, etc) – June 17th 7pm
Journalists / On-air TV Reporters / Bloggers - June 24th 7:00pm
Finals – July 15th 7pm
There will be a celebrity host for the final show.
*Filling out a submission form does not guarantee admission into the contest. There are a limited number of spots for each industry. We will contact people with a confirmation if they have been accepted or not. All accepted contestants will be announced May 5th.
*There is NO entry fee for this competition.
However, there is a bringer requirement of 15 guests per round (2 rounds total). The shows have a $12 cover + 2 drink minimum.
Every comic receives two tickets to Gotham Comedy Club to be used on future shows
Every comic receives a free high definition video download of their performance
Every finalist wins a prize of $250 value or more.
First Place - $1000 cash
Meet and greet with the Owner of Gotham Comedy Club Chris Mazzilli
One guest spot on Gotham’s “New Talent” and one guest spot on Gotham’s “All Star” Showcases
Additional gifts from our sponsors
Second Place - $500 cash
1 Guest spot on a Gotham “All-Star” showcase
1 Guest spot on a Gotham New Talent show
Free class at The Manhattan Comedy School ($400 value)
4th – 11th place
Gift from our Sponsors of $250 value or more:
- $250 Restaurant Gift Certificates
- Discount Resort Vacation Gift Certificate
Empire Steak House
VIP Vacations N.Y.