Madison's Funniest Comic Competition - Round 1 - Comedy on State - Madison's Local Comedy Club
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DOORS: 7:30pm
SHOWTIME: 9:00pm
TICKETS: $10- available at door only

Our annual Madison’s Funniest Comic Competition (MFCC) draws upwards of 80 local comedians. In order to sign up comics must be based in Wisconsin and must have performed at our open mic, the Mic on State, at least three times prior to signing up. Throughout the month of April, each Wednesday competing comics will perform first in preliminary rounds, and then, after a round of eliminations some advance to semi-finals, followed by a final round. After the final round of eliminations Madison’s Funniest Comic 2022 will be named! For more details and judging criteria please click HERE.


Wednesday, April 20th

25 Comedians who have advanced from preliminary rounds 1 & 2 will be performing.  Each comedian gets 3 minutes to wow the crowd and judges into making it on to Round 2 (Wednesday, April 27th)! Performers that will be advancing to Round 2 will be announced on our website and social media Thursday, April 21st @ 5pm.


Can I make a reservation or buy tickets in advance?
Unfortunately, no. Tickets for these show are only available at the door.

What time should I arrive to watch the show?
We recommend arriving as soon as you can to door time (7:30 p.m.) in order to guarantee a spot. Seating is first come, first serve based on availability, similar to our regular Wednesday open mics. These shows tend to fill up quickly and sell out, so we suggest arriving no later than 8:30 p.m.

When will the competition take place?
Madison’s Funniest Comic Competition will replace the weekly Mic on State Wednesday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 27, with finals taking place the following week on Wednesday, May 4. These shows take place from 9 p.m. until roughly 11:00 p.m. 

What’s the difference between Madison’s Funniest Comic Competition and the Mic on State?
Madison’s Funniest Comic Competition differs from the Mic in several ways. Unlike the Mic, where individuals have an even shot at getting up onstage each week, the competition requires the elimination of individuals over the course of each week. These eliminations will be based on both audience votes and decisions made by our panel of judges.