Comedy Contest Finals In Las Vegas

Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow have spent the past 50 years discovering thousands of talented comics through their comedy club franchise The Improv. An online site has been built by the Impresarios, along with Pixo Entertainment for a competition amongst comics. The grand prize is a comic’s dream, and is $25,000 in bookings at Harrah’s Las Vegas and Harveys Lake Tahoe.

One of the founders of The Improv, Budd Friedman talked about this new competition, saying “Mark and I felt with so many years of giving comics their start, a social media tie-in we would be able to reach more comics than ever and continue to help them along their path. This is the first of many contests and just the beginning of what we are building online and with Harrah’s properties.”

Six finalists have been chosen after months of voting online, and they will be flown to Las Vegas to compete. On the panel of judges will be Danny Robinson as well as Las Vegas journalists and other media representatives.

The finals are on Sunday, April1, 2012. The event will be held at The Improv at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased at Harrah’s box office, or purchased online for $25.00 and $44.95. Check out for more details.

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