U.S. Qualifying - Funniest Person in the World
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U.S. QUALIFYING ROUND of the Funniest Person in the World Competition. Submission Deadline is August 19, 2016 at 8:00:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time. The final winner of Round 3 of the FPIW Competition will receive the grand prize of $100,000 USD and a U.S. stand-up comedy tour. Please provide a clean performance, and make sure your video is 2-3 minutes in length and either in English or with English subtitles.

The 2016 FPIW Competition consists of multiple rounds:

U.S. Qualifying Round - Open to U.S. citizens and residents. On August 19th at 12pm pst, all qualifying submitted contestant videos will be pushed live. The U.S. Qualifying Round voting will last until August 26th at 12 pm pst. Two entrants from the top 20 Indi Buzz rankings will be chosen by judges Joe Rhodes from the NY Times and Don Steinberg from the Wall Street Journal. The two winners will be invited to join Round 1 with the remaining contestants from around the world. The remaining U.S. contestants are eliminated.

International Qualifying - A reputable media company in your country can submit you for consideration to shaan@laughfactory.com. The deadline for International submissions is August 26th by 5:00pm PST.

• In Round One, the two (2) qualifying contestants from each country will be pushed live and voting in the form of Indi Buzz will be open from Sept 2 to Oct 6. The top 20 contestants with the highest Indi Buzz scores will move on to Round Two. The remaining contestants are eliminated.

• In Round Two, The top 20 semifinalists (max 1 comic from each country) will receive an invitation and $1,000 (USD) for expenses to perform in Helsinki, Finland in front of a panel of experts and celebrities on December 4th, 2016. The competition will be live streamed and each comic's performance will be uploaded to laughfactory.com for online voting until December 8th. On the 8th, we will announce the top five finalists based on Indi buzz votes (50%) and the panel of celebrity judges (50%). The remaining contestants are eliminated.

• In Round Three, the performances of the Final Five (5) will be pushed live for voting on December 9 and voting will continue until December 10, 2016. First Place Buzz prize is $100,000 USD. Second Place Buzz Prize is $10,000 USD. Third Place Buzz Prize is $5,000 USD.

Indi Buzz - Click on the PDF below to see how Indi Buzz voting works.

*Important Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Awards

  • JP

    JP from Top 20 Buzz

    Prize: Continuation to Round 1
  • JP

    JP from Top 20 Buzz

    Prize: Continuation to Round 1

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  • JP
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