Best of Stand Up 2008 Best Comedy Competition (NYC)
Comedy Olympics and March Comedy Madness, Producer: Like 2 Laugh Productions
Unlike most comedy contests and callback shows that spark controversy when the finalists and winners are rumored to be preselected by the producers, Like 2 Laugh Productions’ Josh Filipowski gave the comedy community a fresh alternative with two high-concept events that brings respectability back to comedy competitions. Inspired by the NCAA tournament, Comedy March Madness attracted 64 participants at Carolines and the Comedy Olympics featured over 40 comedians in four events (One-liners, Storytelling, Heckling and Tight 5) at various comedy clubs. Noteworthy standout performers include Big Jay Oakerson, Wil Sylvince, Reese Waters, Mike Vecchione, Lisa Kaplan, Leah Bonnema, Geno Bisconte, David Cope, Barry Rothbart, Nate Bargatze and Sean Crespo.