More than 100 funny women have applied to the 2016 Ladies of Laughter National Competition taking place this summer, “with dozens more applying weekly,” according to reports.
Approximately 60 women will be chosen to compete at preliminary events taking place beginning July 13th in New York. Ten Finalists will be chosen at these events to advance to the Grand Finale at Turning Stone Resort Casino on Saturday, August 20 where they will compete for cash prizes, comedy bookings and the 2016 Ladies of Laughter “Professional” and “Newcomer” titles. National headliner and former Ladies of Laughter winner, Tammy Pescatelli, will host the Grand Finale.
“Since it was first introduced into comedy clubs in 1999, the Ladies of Laughter series has awarded theater and comedy club bookings, major publicity and thousands of dollars to aspiring comediennes and has been a driving force behind women getting to the next level in their comedy careers,” said Executive Producer, Peggy Boyce in New York on Monday.
Grand Finale on August 20
2016 Ladies of Laughter sponsors include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Stage Time Magazine, and Skinnygirl Cocktails. A percentage of proceeds from the events will benefit Buddy Cares – an animal rights advocacy group that provides wellness and services to abandoned animals in need.
Those interested in registering for Ladies of Laughter should go to www.ladiesoflaughter.org. Contestants must be eighteen years or older and must enter no later than July 13th to be considered for the 2016 competition. Both professional and amateur woman comedians are encouraged to apply.
Host of the Grand Finale on August 20, Turning Stone Resort Casino is one of the top five tourist destinations inNew York, attracting more than 4.5 million visitors a year. A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, Turning Stone Resort Casino offers world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five beautiful golf courses, more than 20 restaurants and dining options, a 120,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret-style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens and has earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurants and, for 11 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. – PENewswire.