The Laughing Devil The Laughing Devil
May 8th-12th, 2019
New York City, NY
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Now in its seventh 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 quarter-finals, they each perform two five-minute sets.

16 of those move on to the semi-finals, where they each perform one eight-minute set.

8 move on to the finals, where they each perform one eight-minute set.

Material can not be repeated from round to round. By the finals, comedians will have performed 4 times, and 26 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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