Last chance to vote in online contests!

Voting ends today to help determine the outcomes of two national online contests, although I'm about to tell you how one is more important than the other. I previously have described how the New York City comedians from Front Page Films had one of the final five Cylons, er, no, final five ads in consideration for the Crash the Super Bowl contest for Doritos. Certainly, know Matt McCarthy, Pete Holmes and Oren Brimer all personally and I'm a fan of their work, both together and invidually, so telling you to vote for their ad today doesn't bother me in the slightest. After all, this is a very real contest with very real prizes — they've already earned $25,000 and a trip for two to Tampa and a Doritos Super Bowl party for making the finals, with a shot at a $1 million if their ad makes it to air and gets recognized as tops by the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter rankings. The company also has been giving away pairs of Super Bowl tickets each day to a random voter. Voting ends at midnight Central tonight. For Comedy Central's annual Stand-Up Showdown, voting actually ended earlier today, with results announced Sunday in a marathon screening of the top 20 vote-getters. But after talking with several comedians about this "contest," it's unclear what's really at stake other than getting...

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