3-Days, 15 shows, 100+ comedians


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Anjelah Johnson

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon.” That same year she joined the cast of, “MADtv” as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation, “Bon Qui Qui.” This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by over 65 million people worldwide. Anjelah appeared in multiple ads and commercials including campaigns for Sprint, Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, K-Swiss, Dryers Ice Cream and Taco Cabana.  Anjelah has also guest starred on "The Shield," "Ugly Betty" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," all while touring as a stand up comedian. Her first one-hour special That’s How We Do It aired on Comedy Central. Her second one-hour special, The Homecoming Show, aired on NUVOtv and is currently available on DVD and Netflix. Anjelah recorded her third hour special, Not Fancy, as a Netflix original. Johnson has starred in such films as Our Family Wedding, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Enough Said and Mom's Night Out. (click photo for tickets)

Jay Leno

  Acclaimed TV late night host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”   (click photo for ticket info)

Rita Rudner

 A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She was  named Las Vegas’s Comedian Of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award. (click photo for tickets)

Knights of Comedy Tournament

$10,000 Knights of Comedy Tournament

From hundreds of video submissions, 40 touring comedians have been selected to compete in the $10,000 Knights of Comedy Tournament. Along with their share of $10,000 cash, the winner will open for one of next year’s headliners. 

Ten unique comics will compete in Rounds 1 through 4, performing 7-minute sets each. The top three of each quarter-final round will advance to the semi-finals, where six comics will compete with new material in a 10 minute set. The top 3 of each semi-final round advance to the finals, where the top three will leave with a pocket full of cash!   

Industry renowned judges include:  

Alex Goodman - agent from Levity Entertainment Group 

Barbara Holliday – comic manager and Flappers comedy club owner  

Gina Kirkland - college agent and owner of KP Comedy Productions 

Chris Loveland - booking agent for Carnival Cruise lines 

Tamra Goins - senior comedy agent for Innovative Artists  

Dat Phan - Host

Dat Phan is the Original Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and is a headlining comedian touring across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances including "Bones,” "The Last Ship,” "Scorpion,” "Startup," “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Family Guy,” and “Cellular”. Dat also appeared on "The Tyra Banks Show" speaking about diversity. He recently released the films Sake-Bomb, Hungover Games, and 108 Stitches. His show "Startup" was  renewed for a second season on Sony's Crackle streaming channel and he has been included in The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition of The Top 10 Most Influential Vietnamese-American Individuals.

Friday, August 4

  • 5:00 p.m. -  Round One - Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Saturday, August 5

  • 1:00 p.m.  -  Round Two - Tropicana  Resort 
  • 3:00 p.m.  -  Round Three - Tropicana Resort 
  • 11:30p.m.  - Round Four -  Edgewater Resort  

Sunday, August 6

  • 1:00p.m.  -  Semi-Finals  -  Aquarius Resort
  • 3:00 p.m.  -  Semi-Finals  -  Aquarius Resort  
  • 9:00 p.m.  -  Finals  -   Tropicana Laughlin  

Featured Hosts

Debbie Praver

Debbie will be hosting New Faces. Debbie  lives in Los Angeles but is always more at home in New York City because in Manhattan people are ready to order when they get to the front of the line. Her impatience combined with her sarcastic wit made standup comedy her only career option. She was an invited guest performer at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, has shared the stage with Kathy Griffin in Dennis Hensley's Screening Party and performs regularly at the Improv, the comedy store, and the Friars Club.

Sean McBride

Sean will be hosting the Late Night Comedy Show. Sean is a Stand Up Comedian providing a fresh, personable-style material that everyone can relate to since he was born in the Mid-West, raised in Western New England, and now resides in Venice Beach, California. After quitting a job for the NFL Network, Sean hit the road and literally hasn't stopped. He's been climbing the standup ranks ever since and is quickly becoming a fan favorite all over the country. With hip, clever writing and a boyish charm, it's no surprise that people leave Sean's shows feeling like he's been living next door to them their whole lives. Beyond NFL Network, Sean has also been seen on Showtime and Hulu.

Kira Soltanovich

Kira is hosting Wild Women of Comedy. She was a series regular on "How To Be A Grownup" for TruTV, the hidden camera show "Girls Behaving Badly" and was a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with JayLeno" for over 8 years. Recently, Kira co-hosted the game show "Winsanity" with Donald Faison for the Game Show Network.



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Deadline for Video Submission June 30th, 2017

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