Chris Coen wins Columbus Comedy Competition

Do more cities have funniest person contests because we write about them now, or were they always around and we just never thought to ask before? Either way, more comedy contest news is in to report, and we can tell you that if you’re in Columbus, Ohio, and looking for laughs, just ask Chris Coen. Coen, a 29-year-old salesman, won last night’s finals of the Columbus Comedy Competition at the Funny Bone. He gets a cash prize plus a slot on the local TV program, "Live at the Funny Bone." Related: The Columbus Dispatch previewed last night’s contest, while the Metromix report got an early interview with Coen.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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