Golden Ticket Comedy Contest

Finals for the Golden Ticket Comedy Contest to send West Michigans Funniest to NYC is on Wednesday, June 1st!

Golden Ticket to NYC Contest
Golden Ticket to NYC Contest
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Laughing all the Way to the Top

Over the last few months, the top comics from Michigan have been competing in the Golden Ticket Comedy Contest to determine who will come closer to a trip to New York City. The semifinals are all wrapped up and on Wednesday night, 8 comedians will compete to see who can bring on the laughs. The Judges' choice will get a comedy weekend for Full House Comedy and a trip to perform alongside some legendary comedians at the famed New York Comedy Club. The People's choice of the night will get a cash prize of up to $2,500. Which is one the highest payout for any comedy competition in Michigan.

The Performers

Opening the night before the competition will be Sydney Smith. Smith is a standup comedian and writer from Grand Rapids who loves awkwardness, honesty and current events. Sydney has been a semifinalist in the Funniest Person in Grand Rapids contest and has been seen in New York City's Queer Comedy Festival, Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, Laughfest, Lass Laugh Comedy Festival, Stoopfest and more.

Grand Rapids Comedy Contest - Sydney Smith
Grand Rapids Comedy Contest - Sydney Smith
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The finalists for the Golden Ticket Comedy Contest are all hilarious locals who you can find comedy doing comedy around Michigan often. The featured finalist comedians are Alexa Staton, Chase Richard, Dalton Clifford, Devarron Thomas, Mike Bussler, Kian Straub, Pat Sievart, and Pete Cender.

Golden Ticket Comedy Contest is Brought to You By

Thanks to Grand Rapids Comedian Justin Chupp and Full House Comedy for organizing and putting on the Golden Ticket Comedy Contest. When asked about the competition, Chupp said that it has been fun and he hopes to build it up and make the next jackpot even better for next time.

Grand Rapids Comic - Justin Chupp featuring opening weekend at the Grand Rapids Comedy Club.
Grand Rapids Comic - Justin Chupp featuring opening weekend at the Grand Rapids Comedy Club.
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About the Show

While most of the competition has taken place at the Golden Age Room above Creston Brewing, the finals will be at the Listening Room at 123 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI. The Golden Ticket Comedy Contest Concludes on June 1st starting at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and you can find them here.

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