‘Today’ show launches comedy contest

By | June 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

NBC’s Today is seeking the best (non-professional?) comedian in America. As part of their “Quest for the Best” series, Today is calling for amateur comedians to submit two minutes of material for a chance to win a trip to New York where they will compete for the title of “The Best.” According to the incredibly lengthy entry rules one or more (huh? could be one, could be 743) “qualified” judges will rate each applicant on originality, which will count for 30 percent and something they’ve called “comedic value” for 70 percent.

The contest is open until July 12, at 2 pm ET. As you might expect from a stand-up competition produced by Today, there are a couple of rules you’ll need to abide by, so if you’re of “good moral character” head here and submit!

Our question is this: Is Ann Curry allowed to apply?

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  • Lucia R.

    It would-a been neat to sit in on that meeting to come up with this idea. After much speculation about whether or not Louis C. K would actually do a filth-free year (no) someone said “let’s build our own comedian”! “Let’s have a contest” and whenever there’s sad news we can just run a random clip of the winner and we’ll feel a little bit better.