March Comedy Madness – Tickets – The Balcony – Philadelphia, PA – March 30th, 2018

March Comedy Madness

March Comedy Madness

Fri 03/30

8:00 pm

The Balcony

$10.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

March Comedy Madness
March Comedy Madness
Boston, Portland, New York, Philadelphia, Mohegan Sun Casino
MARCH COMEDY MADNESS 2018: 64+ Comedians, 1 Champion.

Tipping our hat to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, comedians benefit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation ( and go one-on-one in the 12th annual March Comedy Madness; a single elimination comedy competition refereed by show's originator Josh Filipowski. In the first LIVE round, two comedians perform their best minute of stand-up head-to-head and then the audience, by applause, decides the winner. As the field is narrowed down, the sets get longer and more hilarious, until the 2018 March Comedy Madness Champion is crowned!

Friday, March 9, 10PM Doors, 10:15 Showtime Laugh BOSTON BRACKET OF 16 til 1 Finalist Remains Click here for tickets today!
Sunday, March 11, 8PM Empire PORTLAND BRACKET OF 16 til 1 Finalist Remains Click here for tickets today! Empire Events
Sunday, March 25, 8PM Broadway Comedy Club NEW YORK BRACKET OF 16 til 1 Finalist Remains
Friday, March 30, 8PM Tracadero Balcony PHILADELPHIA BRACKET OF 16 til 1 Finalist Remains
Friday, April 6, 10:30PM Comix, Mohegan Sun - FINAL FOUR & CHAMPIONSHIP

"Comedians walked on stage and delivered their best material." -The New York Times

-How do I submit?
NEW Like2Laugh users 1. Click and complete your application: 2. Click register & pay the nonrefundable $12 fee.
ALREADY registered with Like2Laugh 1. Update your profile: 2. Click update & pay the nonrefundable $12 fee.
-Who is selected? From submissions, a selection committee of producers & industry select 16 comedians for each bracket (Boston, Portland, New York, Philadelphia). LIVE fields of 16 go head-to-head til 4 finalists remain. The FINAL FOUR are all invited to the FINAL FOUR and CHAMPIONSHIP bracket battle til ONE champion is crowned.
-Where are the brackets? Coming soon.
-What are the Prizes? Past Prizes include: -CA$H -Submission to SiriusXM Comedy radio -Rasta Bus 4 Hour Charter -That Headshot Guy headshots -Cari Bagdonas headshot package -Mark Manne Photo package -Nathaniel Wood photo session -Greg Dean's Stand-Up Workshop -New British School Acting Class -Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway paid gig -Feature at La Jolla Comedy Store -Spots at top comedy clubs, shows -and more!
-How does one advance? LIVE match-ups take place TBA. After each pair performs, the audience determines the winner by applause and our trusty decibel meter. The FINAL FOUR is invited to a very special championship show. Final rounds are determined by decibel meter and industry judges.
-Is there a bringer requirement? Not at all, but it's an amazing event- we hope you'll help promote it.
-So wait... the comedian who brings the most friends or gets the most friends to vote wins? Nope. In the live shows, if someone has 10 friends in an audience of 100, 90% of the audience is still up for grabs. Be funny. Promote the shows. And may the funniest advance.
-Do comedians need to pay? The submission fee is $12. It's like betting on yourself and in comedy that's ok!
-Who's in? TBA, Email interest/ideas/suggestions to madness@like2laugh dot com
-Who's won this thing? Past winners include: Julian McCullough, Reese Waters, Myq Kaplan, Sam Morril, Samba Schutte, Adam Yenser, Nick Cobb, Jay Hollingsworth, Greg Wilson & Harrison Greenbaum & Chris Hurst (2015 Regional Champs), Shannon Leigh & Mike Kramer (2016 Co-Champions), & Lance Weiss!
-This sounds like madness- does it work? Indeed - It's our 12th year- and it's MADNESS!
Venue Information:
The Balcony
1003 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

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