Funniest Comic in New England Contest Set for Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun, 2/8

Over two hundred comics auditioned from five states across New England hoping to be selected to compete for $10,000.00 in cash and prizes in the region's BIGGEST Stand-up Comedy Competition..........ever. The talent pool has been selected and narrowed to our top forty comics in the Newcomers Division and twenty comics have been selected to compete for laughs in the Pro Division.

Regionally, there are comics from Portland, Maine and Burlington, Vermont from Braintree, Massachusetts to Newport, Rhode Island and the comedy competition also includes comics from almost every city or town in Connecticut. Some of the Contestants are College Students in their teens and others are professionals in their fifties and all ages in between. Comics that include: teachers, doctors, painters, landscapers and more. The list of Contestants almost reads like a Dr. Suess book. Black Comics, White Comics, Indian comics and Hispanic Comics all make up this comedy cornucopia and mix of talent. Only two women will compete in the Newcomers Division along with Muslim comics, Jewish and gentile comics, straight comics and gay comics will join in the comedy fight for laughs. Alright, you won't read that in a Dr. Suess book.

All these stand-ups will perform at the Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun Friday February 8th for two shows at 8:00 and at 10:15 in the (Newcomers Division $19.50 tickets). Our industry judges will then narrow the field down to a Qualifying Round 2 the next Day on Feb 9th to 15 comics per show at 8:00 & 10:15.

Comic's Name


Comedy Credits

Additional CT Tie-In

Dougie Phillips

Trumbull, CT

Two-Time Runner-up Funniest Comic in New England Contest

Originally from Bridgeport, CT

Karl Zahn

Milford, NH

A regular on The Dennis Miller Show, FOX News Red Eye

Father of five

Dave Sheehan

New Haven, CT

Kyron Hobdy

Portland, ME

Gary Pettinella

Oxford, CT

Born and raised in Derby, CT.

Cezar Ostrowski

Born & Raised in New Britain, CT

Rich Grasso


Suzanne Mccormick


Ryan MacNamara


Derek Toombs

New Haven, CT

Frank Carofano


Larry Donn

Waterford, CT

Born in Cheshire, CT.

Craig Taylor


Works out at Jokers Wild in New Haven, CT.

Shawn Murray


Kyle Gagnon


Mike Thomas


Jason Lorber


Jim Huk

Beacon Falls, CT


Grew up in Granby, CT.& WORKS IN Hartford, CT

Marc Bouchard

West Hartford, CT

Raised on a dairy Farm in Northern Vermont


Will Betts


Tracie Spencer


Kareem Blue


The movie Oil and Water

Ryan Broems

Enfield, CT.

Funnybones Regular


New Haven, CT

Opened-up for

Andrew Dice Clay

Niraj Shah


Stephanie McMaster


Funny Or Die, GuySpeed, the Chive, Huffington Post, Nerdist and The Ellen Show

Brian Barganier


his first cd "Grilled Cheese and Orgies"

Doug key




Michael Casey


Christopher Cerami


A student at UCONN Law School

Jason Cordova


Justin Hoff

Boston, MASS

was runner up in the "2011"Beantown Comedy Riot Competition" in Boston

Born in Boston, Mass

Woody Burgo


Dave Lamb


Matt Stofsky


semi-finalist in Dick's Beantown Comedy Riot

A senior at Tufts University in Boston

Tim Willis


Mark Ogle

From Braintree, MASS

attends Umass, Dartmouth

Michael Babalato


A member of the Vokes players in Wayland, Ma

Pat Collins


Cury College

Improv Coach

A member of the Vokes players in Wayland, Ma

For tickets comedy goers can go to,, or they can call 1800-745-3000 or tickets can be picked up at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

A Preliminary Round will be staged on Friday February 15th at 8:00 for the Pros (tickets $20) and at 10:15 for the Newcomers (tickets $19.5). 20 comics will perform for each show.
A Quarter-Final Round will be staged on Friday February 16th at 8:00 for the Pros (tickets $22) and at 10:15 for the Newcomers (tickets $22).
A Semi-Final Round will be staged on Friday February 22nd at 8:00 for the Pros (tickets $22) and at 10:15 for the Newcomers (tickets $20).
The Finals will be staged on Saturday February 23rd at 8:00 for the Pros (tickets $29.5) and at 10:15 for the Newcomers (tickets $22).

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