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January 19 – 21 2016 @Broadway Comedy Club, 20 Comedians, two rounds, three nights!

Winter Laughs 2016

Come see a freaking comedy competition!

Winter Film Awards is delighted to announce our first annual Winter Laughs Comedy Competition featuring the best Stand-Up comics in all of human history!

Broadway Comedy Club
318 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Semi-finals Group 1January 19, 8-10pm (5 minute set)
Semi-finals Group 2January 20, 8-10pm (5 minute set)
FinalsJanuary 21, 8-10pm (10 minute set)

21+ with ID, 2 drink minimum

Event starts promptly at 8pm
Tickets $10 per night in advance, $15 at the door
Attend all three nights for $25

 

See who won the Competition!

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HOSTED BY

Pete Bradt Reggie Wade
Pete Bradt learned standup comedy from reading Mein Kampf, which really isn’t that funny if you actually think about it. His comedy credits include working on The Jack & Triumph Show as an Assistant to the Janitor’s Fourth-Choice Temp Replacement, watching lots of TV, and mumbling insults to people who bump into him on the street long after they’re gone. The enigma that is Reggie Wade can only be conceptualized within the confines of his own mind, but for the purposes of this bio He’ll…I mean we’ll try. Reggie has been doing comedy since 2006 or 2007. He…I mean we can’t remember, that’s because he’s done so much including running and hosting his own comedy show at M White Bar in Manhattan’s East Village. The Bar has since shut down but Reggie will always remember the amazing Chicken Fingers they served on Thursdays.

FEATURED COMICS

Tuesday January 19 Wednesday January 20 Thursday January 21
Rocco Deserto Jacqueline Novak david-feldman
Rocco Deserto is a Stand Up Comedian from Brooklyn who has appeared in Caroline’s Final Four Competition 2 years in a row. In May 2012 Rocco was a headliner as part of the Caroline’s Breakout Artist Series. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Rocco was asked to perform as a part of WFAN’s Boomer & Carton’s Hurricane relief show at the Beacon Theatre along with Michael Che, Colin Quinn, Artie Lange, Jay Mohr, and others. He is a founder of Big Boned Productions. Jacqueline Novak is beautiful, talented and, usually, hungry. She is one of the funniest people on the planet. Her amazing book, How to Weep In Public, comes out March 1st, 2016 and yes you can pre-order it. It’s a humorous memoir about depression with some useful tips and absurd tales of her time on the floor.
“Jacqueline Novak’s recently-released first album, Quality Notions, is a testament to one New York-based comedian’s ability to run the comedic gamut.” – SplitSider. FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER RIGHT NOW: @jacquelinenovak
David Feldman is an Emmy-award winning comedian who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, and The Late Late Show. His podcast and website DAVIDFELDMANSHOW.com currently features the greatest comedians of our time. His writing credits include The Burn, Joy Behar: Say Anything, Roseanne, Dennis Miller Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show, as well as The Academy Awards, The Emmys, Triumph The Insult Dog Comic and countless roasts on Comedy Central.

PERFORMING on TUESDAY JANUARY 19

cameron amigo Cameron Amigo . . . . .. @cn_amigo
Cameron Amigo is trying to become the first member of his family to graduate college and become a comedian. He won Ohio’s Best Amateur Competition – a title that has propelled his career. The awards don’t stop there; some guy at the Cleveland bus station voted Cameron as, “the funniest dude without a car.” He is the co-founder of Laugh Staff and Army veteran whose greatest standup moment came during his deployment when he opened up for Bobby Henline at the Wounded Warriors Project Comedy Tour.
Allene Quincy . . . . . . . @allenequincy
Allene Quincy is an actress, singer and comic whose television appearances range from CBS’s Limitless, Law and Order, SVU, the female cult fight movie Raze, as well as the dramatic feature, Strange Weather with Holly Hunter. Quincy wrote, produced and starred in the musical web series My2Black Girlfriends. She lives in New York and Los Angeles, and grew up in Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana. Quincy speaks English (duh), German and Japanese, and is now studying Spanish, which she currently sucks at. But she intends to rock the language by the end of 2016.
ian murphy Ian Murphy . . . . . . . @MurphyFrown
Ian is a comedian/writer performing throughout New York and New Jersey. He has performed sketch, improv, and stand up shows through out the Tri-State including at The Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater, New York Comedy Club, The Creek and the Cave, The New York Fringe Festival, Broadway Comedy Club and The Greenwich Village Comedy Club.
jocelyn chia Jocelyn Chia . . . . . . . @jocelynchia
Former lawyer Jocelyn Chia is originally from Singapore and has been doing stand up consistently for two and a half years. Jocelyn was a guest comedian on Jackie’s Joke Hunt on Sirius XM, placed second in the She-Devil Comedy Festival in 2015, second at the New York Comedy Club Competition and won the Gotham Comedy Club’s Funniest Lawyer Competition.
max may Max May . . . . . . . @maxmaymm
Max May’s laid back demeanor draws audience in just to deliver a knockout punch. Raised in Brooklyn and now residing in Staten Island, Max May embodies the New York life. He started his comedy career in 2010 and runs and produces 3 weekly comedy shows for international crowds; he also hosts a weekly magic show. He is a regular at Stand Up NY comedy club and is a winner of Comedy Battles of 2014. He was featured in the Meadowlands Comedy Festival in 2015.
Orli Matlow Orli Matlow . . . . . . . @HireMeImFunny
Orli Matlow is a comedian and writer from Toronto, Canada. She is currently a Staff Writer at the humor site, Someecards. She represented Columbia University in the 2012 National College Comedy Competition, and was a finalist in the 2014 New York’s Funniest Professional Comedy Competition, winning the Funniest College student division. In addition to Someecards, her writing has appeared on Reductress, Bustle, and Slant. Both her jokes and her likeness appeared on page A16 of the New York edition of the May 9, 2015 New York Times. Orli also contibuted to New York magazine once, translating the Hebrew edition of Playboy, making her parents and Hebrew School teachers very proud.
Pete Bladel Pete Bladel . . . . . . . @PeteBladel
As a comedian and writer living in New York City, Pete Bladel likes to pretend that he’s artsy. His background is anything but. A former college football player (despite never being very good at football), Pete based his whole career off of grit and scraptitude. He brings that same mentality to the stage, performing all over New York at places like Caroline’s On Broadway, Stand Up NY, and New York Comedy Club. He also made an appearance on this past season of Billy On The Street in a sketch alongside Jason Sudeikis. Pete has opened for some of his favorite comedians, including Dave Attell, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, Neal Brennan, Michael Che, and more.
youjean chang YouJean Chang
YouJean Chang has performed standup at clubs all across the city including Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, and more! In addition to clubs, he has performed at indie venues such as the UCB Theater and the Creek and the Cave. He also co-produces a weekly indie comedy show at Solas in the East Village every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In 2015, he performed at the Hoboken Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Arts Festival.
Stephen Spinola Stephen Spinola . . . . . . . @Mr_McStevie
Born and raised in New York, Stephen Spinola is not James Franco. He has had big dreams of being the most underrated Comedian of his generation since the age of six and now lives those dreams producing silly Internet videos and performing live stand up comedy all across North America, randomly wowing audiences overseas. Boasting a twitter following of 25,000+, Stephen’s work has been mentioned on @midnight’s Top Ten Lists, Cheezburger.com, and The Huffington Post. In just 6 years, he’s performed on some of the most prestigious stages in North America and disappointed his parents across the globe.
kristen gonzalez Kristen Gonzalez . . . . . . . @krisaygon
Kristen is a graduate BFA Acting Major at Pace University. Kristen starred in her first independent film, 3 Americas, which was a finalist at Sundance Screenwriters Lab and in the NY Latino Film Festival. Past credits include: Class Trip (Gloria), Hoop Girls (Mercedes), The Onion (Amazon Princess). Kristen is a senior member of Girl Be Heard and performed with the ensemble at the Fringe Festival in recent years. Currently, Kristen is part of 3 improv troupes in NY: See Harold Run, Cronuts, and Boomerang.

PERFORMING on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20

Aviva Woolf Aviva Woolf . . . . . . . @avivawoolf
Aviva Woolf has been performing improv, standup and sketch comedy since 2014. She’s entertained audiences at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, Gotham Comedy Club and The Experimental Comedy Gallery. Currently, she can be found doing Harry Potter: Improvised every second Sunday of the month in Williamsburg and hosting trivia on Tues. nights at Buddha Beer Bar in Washington Heights.
Derek Humphrey Derek Humphrey . . . . . . . @derek_humphrey
Derek Humphrey is a stand-up comic who has performed nationwide for the last 7 years. In addition to stand-up, Derek has formal training in improv, sketch and storytelling, and is a graduate of Theatre 99 (Charleston SC), The Upright Citizens Brigade, the Peoples Improv Theater (the PIT) and Magnet Theater (NYC). When not performing for throngs of fans, Derek spends his time with his dog and looking for the best chicken and waffles this fine nation has to offer.
James Creelman James Creelman . . . . . . . @James_Creelman
James Creelman is a stand up comedian based out of New York City. His comedy is a mixture of the absurd and the innocent, delivered with a melodic bite. He takes pride in being a hard-working comic, performing almost every night in a variety venues. Appearances include the Boston Comedy Festival, the Devil Cup in New York City, and the F. Harold Comedy Festival in Philadelphia.
Jepherson Guevara Jepherson Guevara . . . . . . . @JephersonConH
Jepherson Guevara is originally from Venezuela, and has been living in Fort Worth Texas for 2 years. He began performing comedy in Venezuela in 2012, started in this world because he got trouble everytime he said anything but some people thought that was funny. After moving to America, Jepherson started to do comedy in English, talking about his life and experiences in USA when he didn’t know English very well. His goal is get his dream and his dream is to make you laugh.
laura high Laura High . . . . . . . @LauraHigh5
Native New Yorker Laura High has been doing stand up for four years. She performs stand up through out the North East and the South and has been on shows such as Dates from Hell on Discovery ID, and I Love you, but I Lied on the Lifetime Movie Network. Laura won the title, “Most Fantastic New Comedian,” at a competition hosted at Broadway Comedy Club and is also an actor who has been on Lifetime and Discovery ID.
mike keegan Mike Keegan . . . . . . . @getinvolvedyo
Mike Keegan’s likable stage presence and sharp wit have been providing audiences all over the tri-state area with hilariously enjoyable comedy show experiences. He can be seen regularly at The Comic Strip Live and Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York City and has featured in Connecticut and the Poconos. He was a finalist in the “Funniest Comic on the East Coast” at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino and was recently selected to compete in the Devil’s Cup Comedy Festival.
Shaddy McCoy Shaddy Feel Good . . . . . . . @shaddyfeelgood
Jashad “Shaddy Feel Good” McCoy has been the talk of the crowd and making people laugh all his life. Through various shows around the country he has opened up for veteran comedians such as Mo’Nique, Cedric the Entertainer, Lil Duval, Tyler Craig, Lester Bibs, Tight Mike, and Dexter Tucker. He began as a local host in the nightlife scene in New Orleans. He was a 2013 Finalist in the National Miller Time Competition. In 2013, he was also voted Louisiana’s Funniest Person. In 2013, he was a headliner for Laugh Your Way to Heaven Christian Comedy Tour and the I Can’t Stop Laughing Christian Comedy Tour.
Shelly Colman Shelly Colman . . . . . . . @awfullysnippy
Brooklyn native Shelly Colman wanted to be a comic since she was 11 years old. Shelly won the 2014 Ladies of Laughter competition — Newcomer Division — at Gotham Comedy Club and has since performed with the LoL Funny & Fabulous tour in Long Island, Upstate New York & New Jersey. She has produced and hosted a monthly show in Brooklyn Heights for the last 3 years, and when not on stage she is behind a mic as a radio announcer and voice-over actor.
tony tudor Tony Tudor . . . . . . . @tonytudor1
Tony Tudor is from Milwaukee WI, and started performing standup in 2012. A year ago, he moved to New York and performs regularly at Caroline’s. Last year, he was asked to perform in their March Madness Comedy Competition, and advanced to the second round. Tony has written jokes for 8 different comics.
James Nichols James Nichols
By day, James is a billing associate at a downtown law firm but by night, he’s an up-and-coming comedian and a regular on the New York comedy scene. He was once declared “if not the funniest, certainly the tallest comedian I know” by an Uber driver. In addition to forming the sketch group Clam Pals, he has performed all over the city at venues such as Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, The Stand, and The Chain Theatre.

Broadway Comedy Club offers all the fun of comedy in Times Square without the awkward run-ins with the law (although we’re not responsible for whatever trouble you get into afterwards). The bi-level space is one of the most renowned comedy venues in the city, and has hosted performers from HBO and Comedy Central plus big-name stars like David Spade and Jim Gaffigan. In addition to its regular stand-up shows, Broadway Comedy Club offers a full food menu, improv classes, and the New York Comedy School. — UpOut.com

Directed By: Georges Isaacs
Produced By: Pete Bradt and Reggie Wade
Coproducer: Gianpaolo Scarola
Technical Producer: Steffanie L Finn
Edited By: Shannon Gostomski and Fernando Camchado
Judges: Allison Cohn, Kendra Carter, Al Martin, Miriam “Mimsy” Mintz, Tara Beppel and Alex Brizel
Guest Comics: Howie Dewey, Brian Kim
Special Thanks To: Alex Brizel, David Feldman, Al Martin & Broadway Comedy Club, Larry Rosen and John Thomas

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