February 6th – March 13th
Contestants, as well as preliminary show line ups, will be posted Friday, February 1st @ 4pm here on the MFC page, as well as on the Facebook event page.
SIGN-UP: Begins Friday, January 4th and ends on Thursday, January 31st. Sign up is online only. To sign up to perform CLICK HERE. Contestant and Preliminary show placement will be posted on Friday, February 1st @ 4pm on this page (the Madison’s Funniest Comic Page).
TICKET PRICES: $5; Comics are required to pay admission if they are not performing that night.
SHOW TIME: 9pm, ; Seating is a first come first serve basis. We recommend showing up early for the best seats
Our panel of judges will follow these guidelines when judging your set. The panel will be announced closer to show dates. Judging will be based on 60% panel judging and 40% crowd voting. Each crowd member will be given one ballot at the beginning of the night to be turned in after all comics have performed.
Time- Comic utilizes allotted time.
Stage Persona- Comedian has a strong stage presence and unique style
Creative Material- Original jokes
Crowd Reaction- Laughs, gasps, boos, crying, etc.
Memorization of Lines- Jokes not forgotten or stumbled over, no notes on stage
Professionalism- Entering and exiting the stage, works the entire room, head up and projection of voice, mic handling, etc.
Topic Choices- Comedian avoids material that is dirty or offensive for the sake of getting an easy crowd reaction
New Material- All new material is expected each round except for the final round
What time should I arrive to watch the show?
We recommend arriving as soon as you can to door time (7:30pm) in order to guarantee a spot. Seating is first come, first serve based on availability. These shows tend to fill up quickly and sell out out so we suggest arriving no later than 8:30pm.
Can I make a reservation or buy tickets in advance?
Unfortunately, no. Tickets for these show are only available at the door.
Past Madison’s Funniest Comic Winners:
2018 – Johnny Walsh
2017 – Nick Hart
2016 – Charlie Kojis
2015 – Geoffrey Asmus
2014 – Stacey Kulow
2013 – David Fisher
2012 – Bryan Morris
2011 – Mike Schmidt
2010 – Sean Moore