Comedian Michael Kosta snagged himself $10,000 last night after winning the national stand-up comedy competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI.
The 10-day festival culminated with the competition over the last two nights; 10 comedians competed, but the number was whittled down to five by last night: Kyle Kinane, Lachlan Patterson, Rodney Laney and Dan Cummins were also in the running.
The previous night also saw performances from Jessi Campbell, Sean Kent, Kevin Shea, Lisa Landry and Mark Viera.
Late last night, the CEO of Gilda’s of Grand Rapids Leann Arkema and festival manager Rebecca Steketee were on hand at Dr. Grins comedy club as house MC Stu McCallister presented Kosta with the check. Here’s how that looked.