New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition adds Internet open call, Tumblr for 2010

We're only a month away from the New York Comedy Festival, which means it's time for the city's funniest up-and-coming stand-up comedians to put their best punchlines forward in competition for the title of "New York's Funniest Stand-Up."

Past winners include Myq Kaplan, Julian McCullough and Wil Sylvince.

This year, you don't have to stand outside of Carolines and brave the weather in Times Square for who knows how long just for a chance to audition. That's because we have Internet. Or, should I write, Carolines and the festival have set up an online "open call" audition process. No lines this year.

Here's how the process will work (straight from the festival folk):

Email the following to Your full name; Your cell phone number; When, between 10 am and 4 pm, you’d like to audition, and a URL link to a video of you doing stand up (can be YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

Send in applications by Sunday, Oct. 17. Audition spots will be posted on on Monday, Oct. 18, with auditions held at Carolines between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Each comic should prepare 2 minutes of their best material for the audition. Thirty comics will perform in the semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Carolines. Finals are Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Carolines. Winner gets cash, another slot in the festival and more!

Need more info? Check out the New York's Funniest Tumblr.

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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