The Laughing Devil The Laughing Devil
May 11th-15th, 2016
New York City, NY
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Now in its sixth year, The Laughing Devil Comedy Festival seeks to honor and reward the artists that most personify The Art of Comedy.

The brainchild of Steve Hofstetter, the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival features a 48-comedian first round followed by four semi-final, quarter-final, and finals shows. Comedy industry from all over the US and Canada will participate to help find, expose, and give work to some of today's top emerging comedians.

48 comedians are chosen to compete. In the first round, each comedian performs one five minute set.

24 of those move on to the quarter-finals, where they each perform two five-minute sets.

12 of those move on to the semi-finals, where they each perform two five-minute sets.

6 move on to the finals, where they each perform a ten-minute set.

Material can not be repeated from round to round. By the finals, comedians will have performed 6 times, and 35 minutes. This is not an easy festival to win!

Winners receive cash, prizes, and work from comedy clubs, agents, and partner festivals.

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!

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