Comedy producers in the US are searching for funny women to take part in the Ladies of Laughter national comedy contest. Ten Finalists will be chosen at preliminary events in New York 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.
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 18 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. -PR Newswire