Each year, The Grand and Out&About scour the region for comedy’s most promising, undiscovered talents and invite them here to show off their best material with the hope of being named top comic.

Up to 10 finalists are chosen from the applicant pool based on content and delivery. Each live competition has brought more and more laughs to our audiences, and proves a difficult job for our panel of local judges. The LOL winner receives prize money plus a feature story in Out&About and an invitation to host the next LOL competition.

Congratulations to our 2016 winner, Michael J. Brooks!

Additional kudos to runners-up Sidney Gantt and Jon DelCollo, and a big “thank you” to all of the participants and our fabulous judges! Stay tuned for information on the next LOL@ TheGrand.


Congratulations to our previous winners:

  • Ian Fidance (2012)
  • Alex Grubard (2013)
  • Missy Grynkiewicz (2014)
  • Lou Misiano (2015, pictured)

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