CMT and Rooftop Comedy team up for Next Big Comic contest

By | February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | No comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

It’s voting time, America. CMT – yes, the country music channel – has partnered with Rooftop Comedy for CMT’s “Next Big Comic” competition for the second year, and they’ve narrowed the pool of comedians down to eight finalists. Check out and vote on the contestants’ videos every week until the winner is announced on March 14.

And that’s not all: that same night, CMT kicks off “Big New Comedy Week,” featuring original comedy programs and stand-up performances. So much to watch, so little time…

Editor’s note: We’re going to embed videos from two of the eight finalists here, just to give you a taste. We’re not trying to campaign for these comics, though if we were, that would be ok. We’re not like a non-partisan think tank, here. We have opinions, ya know. Enjoy!

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