Funny Or Die launches sketch comedy contest

By | March 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm | No comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: ,

Funny Or DieSketch comedy’s a difficult beast to wrangle. We frequently see examples of the top notch sketch comedy success stories – just take a look at The Second City’s alumni list and the cast of Saturday Night Live or SCTV. That means there are also hundreds, maybe trillions, of sketch comedy troupes that are all vying for a shot at the big time.

That chance may have arrived for some with a new contest. The Funny Or Die Sketch Comedy Challenge aims to support sketch troops in their efforts to share the comedy wealth with the world through – what else? – the Internet. For the competition, sponsored by T-Mobile, three sketch troops have created videos inspired by the word “connected,” and fans can watch and vote on the videos at FunnyOrDie.com. The winning group, in addition to a bunch of T-Mobile goodies, will have the opportunity to make a video with the Funny Or Die team for the website and for T-Mobile’s video platforms.

Check out the videos and behind-the-scenes content here. And, check out the video below, featuring members from the three competing sketch groups talking about being in one of three competing sketch groups.

And be a good citizen: vote!

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