• Make Me Laugh

    is looking for the funniest amateur comedians in your area. Our goal is encourage comedy and comedians all throughout the nation and support young comic dreams. We offer opportunities nationwide and hope to instill a successful attitude in comedy for a lifetime.

  • Submit

    Submission must come before the listed deadline in each city and will ask for a $20 non-refundable application fee processed through paypal.

     

    Along with the application, you will need to submit your work by providing a URL link on the application. This should be a live performance consisting of 6 minutes of recent material.

     

    ST LOUIS - MARCH 31st

    CHARLOTTE - APRIL 1st

    ALTOONA PA - APRIL 15th

    ALBANY NY - NOVEMBER 30th

  • 2018 Events

    X-Country and at your feet.

    Albany NY

    Nov 29th-Dec 8th

    AUDITIONS 12/5 The Savoy Taproom

    FINALS 12/8 The Savoy Taproom

    2014 Winner Erik Anker

    2015 Winner Usama Siddiquee

    2016 Winner Adam Gabel

    2017 Winner Mia Faith Hammond

    St Louis MO

    March 10- April 13

    2015 Winner Andrew Frank

    2016 Winner Spencer Tegtmeyer

    2017 Winner Nathan Orton

    2018 Winner Libbie Higgins

    Charlotte NC

    April 20-21

    2018 Winner Ari Funny

    Altoona PA

    March 29th- April 28th

    2018 Winner Rob Speer

     

    Join the Tour

    Winners ABQ, OKC, & STL Join:

    Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Perform at:

    Hoboken Comedy Festival and NJFunnyfest

  • Judges

    We've got a top notch team!

    Dan Frigolette

    Contest Wide

    Founder of Make Me Laugh

    Mia Faith

    Hammond

    Contest Wide

    Winner of MML Albany '17

    Adam Gabel

    Contest Wide

    Winner of MML Albany '16

    Steve Barnes

    Albany NY

    Times Union

    Indiana Nash

    Albany NY

    Daily Gazette

    Kristi Barlette

    Albany NY

    Times Union

    Jack Lamson

    Albany NY

    CBS6 Albany

    Lauren Halligan

    Albany NY

    The Saratogian

    Jay Jochnowitz

    Albany NY

    Times Union

    Chief Eric Clifford

    Albany NY

    Schnectady Chief of Police

    Michael Hallisey

    Albany NY

    The Spotlight News

    K.C. Kantz

    Altoona PA

    WTAJ

    Roger Corey

    Altoona PA

    3WZ

    Joe Murgo

    Altoona PA

    WTAJ Anchor

    Casey Nolen

    St. Louis MO

    KSDK St Louis

     

    Aisha Sultan

    St Louis MO

    Wall Street Journal

    Heidi Glaus

    St Louis MO

    KSDK NBC STL

    Matt Harris

    Charlotte NC

    WSCO Charlotte

    Robert Krumbine

    Charlotte NC

    Charlotte Center City

    Jared Misner

    Charlotte NC

    Charlotte Magazine

  • Make Me Laugh 2018

    Tickets

  • Make Me Laugh

    Past Winners

    ERIK ANKER

    2014 Albany

    Photo by Chris Langston

    Performed on:

    2015 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    2016 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    NJFunnyfest

    ANDREW FRANK

    2015 St Louis

    Joined the 2015 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour to Alaska

     

    Performed on:

    2016 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    2017 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

     

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    NJFunnyfest

     

    USAMA SIDDIQUE

    2015 Albany

    Photo by: Christian Laursen

    Performed on:

    2015 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    2016 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    NJFunnyfest

    LEO HODSON

    2015 Denver

    KYLE SHIRE

    2015 San Francisco

    Joined the 2015 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour to Alaska

     

     

    JIM MENCEL

    2015 Binghamton

    Performed on Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    JOEL SCHOENBACH

    2016 Vegas

    Performed on:

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

     

    ZACH MILVO

    2016 Oklahoma City

    Photo by: Trace Thomas

    Performed on:
    Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    SPENCER TEGTMEYER

    2016 St. Louis

    Joined the 2016 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

     

    Performed on:

    2017 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    2017 Make Me Laugh STL

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    NJFunnyfest

     

    ADAM GABEL

    2016 Albany

    Joined the 2017 & 2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Performed on NJFunnyfest

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    Make Me Laugh OKC

    2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    Make Me Laugh Charlotte

    Make Me Laugh Altoona

    CJ LANCE

    2017 OKC

    Photo by Trace Thomas

    Performed on Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    AARON WILDER

    2017 OKC

    Photo by Trace Thomas

    Performed on Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    NICHOLAS STARR

    2017 ABQ

    NATHAN ORTON

    2017 STL

    Joined the 2017 and 2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    MIA FAITH HAMMOND

    2017 Albany NY

    Performed at:

    2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

    Make Me Laugh Charlotte

    Make Me Laugh Altoona

    ARI FUNNY

    2018 Charlotte NC

    Performed at

    2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    ROB SPEER

    2018 Altoona PA

    Performed at

    2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    LIBBIE HIGGINS

    2018 St Louis

    Performed at

    2018 Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour

    Make Me Laugh Charlotte

     

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    NJFunnyfest

    Make Me Laugh (other cities)

    Hoboken Comedy Festival

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    Oakland Photographer: Dean Lipoff http://www.deanlipoff.com/

    Anchorage Photographer: Bethany Barton http://bethanybartonphoto.com/

    Binghamton NY Photographer: Windy Nicely Photography www.windynicelyphotography.com

    Albany NY Photographer: Christian Laursen www.laursenphoto.com

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    Albany Erik Anker '14 Usama Siddiquee '15 Adam Gabel '16 Mia Faith Hammond '17

    St Louis Andrew Frank '15 Spencer Tegtmeyer '16 Nathan Orton '17 Libbie Higgins '18

    OKC Zach Milvo '16 CJ Lance '17 Aaron Wilder '17

    Charlotte Ari Funny '18 Altoona Rob Speer '18

    Denver Leo Hodson San Fran Kyle Shire Anchorage Matt Bergoon

    Binghamton Jim Mencel Vegas Joel Schoenbach ABQ Nicholar Starr

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