LaughterHours Comedy & Number Juan Tequila’s Southwest Laughfest are coming to a city near you! We are calling all comedians from every experience level. Beginning in May we are giving you the chance at the title of Funniest in the Southwest and laugh it all the way to the bank with a $5000 prize for the winner!

If you think you’re a stand-up guy/gal, then enter to win by competing in the Number Juan Tequila’s Southwest Laughfest satellite competition at any of the locations listed below. The winner will be decided by audience and judges vote, so bring your friends! The winner of each satellite will receive an all expense paid trip to El Paso, Texas and a spot in the semifinals for a chance to take the main prize of $5000 and the title of Funniest in the Southwest.
LaughterHours Comedy is El Paso’s premier comedy production company, hosting a slew of comedy entertainment events around the city. With the sponsorship of Number Juan Tequila the Southwest Laughfest intends on finding the funniest comedian in the Southwest and becoming a festival of funny for years to come and all to enjoy. Winner of the satellite competition will receive travel fare and promotion to round 2 of the Southwest Laughfest’s funniest comedian title.

Southwest Laughfest - Satellites
Satellites Held in Several Locations Across the Southwest

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Southwest Funniest | Satellite Preliminary | Albuquerque NM


Saturday, May 16,2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration for the Satellite Event held in Albuquerque New Mexico at Stereo Bar Get 3-4 minutes of your best comedy routine ready to go up against New Mexico's funniest and get the chance to be crowned the funniest in the Southwest! Comedians, this is your chance to get even closer to $5000 for your funny! If you can get to Albuquerque, you're welcome to compete in the Southwest Laughfest, presented by Number Juan Tequila, preliminary at Stereo Bar, located at 622 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Winner of this competition will receive travel fare and stay in El Paso and entry into Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest Funniest Comedian semifinals.
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Stereo Venue | Bar
622 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Event Fees:

Satellite Competition | Albuquerque $ 35.00

Southwest Funniest | Satellite Preliminary | Corpus Christi TX


Thursday, May 14,2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration for the Satellite Event held in Corpus Christi Texas at Chuckles Comedy Club Chuckles Comedy Club host shows Wednesday at 9pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 9pm, and Saturday at 9pm. Wednesday night cover varies. Thursday night is open mic night at 9pm and there is not a cover charge. Friday and Saturday show cover charge varies. Please no talking during the show. Please do not heckle the comedians. Please turn off cell phone ringers. Please do not use flash photography during the show. Please no recording devices of any kind. Comedians, this is your chance to get even closer to $5000 for your funny! If you can get to Corpus Christi, you're welcome to compete in the Southwest Laughfest, presented by Number Juan Tequila, preliminary at Chuckle Comedy Club, located at 615 N Mesquite St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Winner of this competition will receive travel fare and stay in El Paso and entry into Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest Funniest Comedian semifinals.
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Chuckles Comedy Club
617 N Mesquite St
Corpus Christi, Texas
Event Fees:

Satellite Competition | Corpus Christi $ 35.00

Southwest Funniest | Satellite Preliminary | San Antonio TX


Wednesday, May 13,2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration for the Satellite Event held in San Antonio Texas Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, always a non-smoking showroom and club, is conveniently located in Park North Plaza at Loop 410 and Blanco, just inside the loop and a few miles from the airport. Perfect for dates, parties, special events and fundraisers, Laugh Out Loud will keep you and your friends laughing. Our bar lounge is a great place to meet for a drink before the comedy show. Laugh Out Loud is our newest comedy venue, but we’ve been entertaining San Antonio with A-list comedians for 16 years at Rivercenter Comedy Club. So check us out and get ready to Laugh Out Loud! Free parking is available in the large surface parking lot in front of our building, and in the underground parking garage with access to the club floor by the elevator. If the surface parking lot is full, we highly recommend the parking garage. There is a two-item per person minimum for all shows. We have full food and beverage service inside our showroom, so if you arrive after the showroom doors are open, it is not necessary to stop at the lobby bar first for a beverage. The two-item per person minimum can consist of food and/or drinks. It doesn’t have to be alcohol, but you gotta have something! Our friendly waitstaff are happy to make suggestions. All seating is general admission, first-come-first-served. After checking in at the box office, you will either go directly into our showroom to be seated (if the showroom doors have opened), or wait in the bar area. Our late shows on Friday and Saturday normally require waiting and maybe even standing in line until the early show lets out. Feel free to order drinks while waiting. Again, please arrive early if you prefer sitting close to the stage, as all seating is first-come-first-served. Note that we cannot seat parties in the first couple of rows unless all members of your party are present. Can we get seats together for group? If you are with a large group, please arrive early to make it easier to seat you together in the showroom. If you arrive late to a full show, it is possible that we will have to seat you separately. Also, remember that LOL is a great place for parties, events and fundraisers, at all times of day or night. Please call us to discuss group accommodations. Comedians, this is your chance to get even closer to $5000 for your funny! If you can get to San Antonio, you're welcome to compete in the Southwest Laughfest, presented by Number Juan Tequila, preliminary at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, located at 618 NW Loop 410 #312, San Antonio, TX 78216. Winner of this competition will receive travel fare and stay in El Paso and entry into Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest Funniest Comedian semifinals.
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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
618 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas
Event Fees:

Satellite Competition | San Antonio $ 35.00

Southwest Funniest | Satellite Preliminary | Tucson AZ


Sunday, May 17,2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration for the Satellite Event held in Tucson Arizona at Laff's Comedy Caffe Laffs Comedy Caffe' is not only the only club in Tucson, it's the oldest comedy club in Arizona. It has been continuously running since 1988. Laff's has live stand-up shows by nationally touring comedians every Friday and Saturday night (2 shows a night!). They also host their weekly Open Mic Nite every Thursday, where you can get a glimpse at some of the Southwest's up and coming stars in the comedy world and even jump on stage yourself. In fact, the list of comics who've gotten their start at the Laff's club is long, illustrious & filled with household names. You never know who you might catch rising to the top at Laff's! Comedians, this is your chance to get even closer to $5000 for your funny! If you can get to Tucson, you're welcome to compete in the Southwest Laughfest, presented by Number Juan Tequila, preliminary at Laff's Comedy Caffe in Tuscon. Winner of this competition will receive travel fare and stay in El Paso and entry into Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest Funniest Comedian semifinals.   El Paso, TX, April 2015 —LaughterHours Comedy & Number Juan Tequila’s Southwest Laughfest are coming to Tucson Arizona! We are calling comedians from all experience levels! Beginning in May we are giving you the chance to participate and win the title of Funniest in the Southwest and laugh it all the way to the bank with a $5000 prize for the Winner! If you think you’re Arizona’s stand-up guy/gal, then enter to win by competing in the Number Juan Tequila’s Southwest Laughfest satellite competition at Laffs Comedy Caffe. The winner will be decided by audience and judges vote, so bring your friends! The winner of the Arizona satellite will receive an all expense paid trip to El Paso Texas and a spot in the semifinals for a chance to take the main prize of $5000 and the title of Funniest in the Southwest.   The Southwest Laughfest The Southwest Laughfest Arizona Satellite will be held May 17 at Laffs Comedy Caffe located at 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson AZ. Tickets to the event are $12 at the door $10 pre-sale. Laffs Comedy Caffe' is not only the oldest comedy club in Arizona, it's the only club in Tucson. It has been continuously running since 1988. Laff's has live stand-up shows by nationally touring comedians every Friday and Saturday night (2 shows a night!). Laff's also hosts a weekly Open Mic Nite every Thursday where you can get a glimpse at some of the Southwest's up and coming stars in the comedy world and even jump on stage yourself. In fact, the list of comics who've gotten their start at the Laff's clubs is long, illustrious & filled with household names. You never know who you might catch in the act of rising to the top here at Laff's! For more information, tickets, and to register for the competition please visit us at SouthwestLaughfest.com LaughterHours Comedy is El Paso’s premier comedy production company, hosting a slew of comedy entertainment events around the city. With the sponsorship of Number Juan Tequila the Southwest Laughfest intends on finding the funniest comedian in the Southwest and becoming a festival of funny for years to come and all to enjoy. Winner of the satellite competition will receive travel fare and promotion to round 2 of the Southwest Laughfest’s funniest comedian title.To follow the funny and keep up with your favorite comedians follow us on twitter @laughterhoursco or @swlaughfest  Need more knowledge? Hit us up at SouthwestLaughfest.com
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Laff's Comedy Caffe
2900 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona
Event Fees:

Satellite Competition | Tucson AZ $ 35.00

#Itsallfunnyep Short Film Contest


Saturday, May 30,2015 - Time: 12:00pm - 11:45pm
Attention all filmmakers, videographers, YouTube aficionados, and those of you spending way too much time recording snapchats and instagram videos: Want to tell a story about El Paso? Never been to El Paso but want to imagine what it’s like? We want to see all the videos you can come up with and choose the best for a $1000 Prize!   Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest has a challenge for filmmakers of any kind! El Paso was recently listed as one of the least funniest cities in the country and we want to show them it is not true! We are looking for the funniest, quirkiest, most hilarious videos featuring the city of El Paso with a positive message and we are giving away CASH prizes for your effort. So gather your film crew or wrangle together your paid/unpaid posse and create a 3-10 minute comedy short that features El Paso in all of its hilarity.   Enter our It’s All Funny EP Short Film Challenge with your submission and get the chance to walk away with a $1000 prize! Registration is currently underway and the voting begins the week of the Southwest Laughfest presented to you by Number Juan Tequila festival. Winners will be chosen based on a panel of judges and online & live audience vote. For more information and to register your submission go to SouthwestLaughfest.com    
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LaughterHours Comedy

El Paso, Texas
Event Fees:

#itsallfunnyep | Short Film Contest $ 25.00

Southwest Funniest | Preliminary Competition Comic Strip | El Paso TX


Thursday, Jun 11,2015 - Sunday, Jun 14,2015Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The El Paso Comic Strip Comedy Club has been entertaining El Paso since early 1986. Long considered one of the top Comedy Clubs nationally, the Comic Strip has been voted the "Best Comedy Club" in Texas and "Best Entertainment Venue" in El Paso. Many of the biggest stars in comedy have graced the Comic Strip stage. Alumni include Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Sinbad, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, George Lopez, Steve Harvey and many more! Over the course of a weekend, we will be kicking off the preliminary round of Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest at the Comic Strip. Thursday through Sunday is El Paso's chance at judging the miscreants, magicians, and motormouths of our fair city on our home turf. When the "same old thing" isn't good enough, let The El Paso Comic Strip be your salvation from the ordinary... "It's like spending a night in Las Vegas or Hollywood" The El Paso Times "Best Comedy Club in Texas" Comedy Ink Magazine.

Reservations

El Paso Comic Strip Reservation Line: (915) 779-LAFF (5233)  

ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS: YOU MUST ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE DAY. SPOTS ARE FIRST PAID, FIRST RESERVED.

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El Paso Comic Strip
1201 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, Texas
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Preliminary Competition | Thursday June 11 $ 30.00
Preliminary Competition | Friday June 12 $ 30.00
Preliminary Competition | Saturday June 13 $ 30.00
Preliminary Competition | Sunday June 14 $ 30.00

Southwest Funniest | Satellite Preliminary | Paris TX


Saturday, May 9,2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration for the Satellite Event held in Paris Texas at LMAO Comedy Club LMAO Comedy was started by comedian, who traveled the country working some of the best theaters, comedy clubs, bars, and dives. Realizing the desire to have live entertainment other than music in the small to medium market, other bookers began to harvest the smaller markets with no regard to the talent, or the audience members...where the only one leaving happy was the booker. To bridge that gap LMAO Comedy books corporate events, bars, country clubs, theaters, christmas parties, bringing intimate comedy at fair rates with HANDS ON consulting in the venue for a night for all to remember. LMAO Comedy owns it's own club in Paris Texas, a isolated market of 25,000 people performing comedy two to three weekends a month to sellout and record breaking crowds. It's proven that "small town" America is not only entitled to great entertainment, but has a true appreciation for it. Comedians, this is your chance to get even closer to $5000 for your funny! If you can get to Paris, you're welcome to compete in the Southwest Laughfest, presented by Number Juan Tequila, preliminary at LMAO Comedy Club, located at 12 1st St NE, Paris, TX 75460. Winner of this competition will receive travel fare and stay in El Paso and entry into Number Juan Tequila's Southwest Laughfest Funniest Comedian semifinals.
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LMAO Comedy Club
12 First St NE
Paris, Texas
Event Fees:

Satellite Competition | Paris Texas $ 35.00

Workshop 1: Crowd Work & Riffing


Friday, Jun 12,2015 - Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The ONLY workshop of it’s kind. Learn from veteran comedian The Greg Wilson how to: |Read the audience |Create instant punchlines |Roll riffs into material |Write on the stage, not on the page |Handle hecklers |Own any stage “You can’t teach someone how to be funny. But you can teach them how to do stand-up.”
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El Paso Comic Strip
1201 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, Texas
Event Fees:

REG $ 35.00

Workshop 2: Storytelling


Saturday, Jun 13,2015 - Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Develop the most personal and original material that you ALREADY have. You will learn: | The key ingredients that makes a story STAND-UP worthy | How to punch up each segment | Editing it for the stage | Expanding it with material | When to use act-outs | Placing it in the set Please prepare 3 stories to share in the workshop
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El Paso Comic Strip
1201 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, Texas
Event Fees:

REG $ 35.00

The Greg Wilson Workshop Bundle 1&2


Friday, Jun 12,2015 - Saturday, Jun 13,2015Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Southwest Laughfest features comedy workshops for comedy enthusiasts of all levels. This year featured Workshops are hosted by The Greg Wilson of The Comedy Institute. Two workshops will be held Crowd Work & Riffing (June 12) and Storytelling (June 13). Workshops held by The Greg Wilson at The Comedy Institute are usually $100 but Southwest Laughfest attendees get it for the special price of $35 per workshop of both for $50! The Greg Wilson is a favorite comedian & TV personality on VH1, TruTv, MTV, TLC, ABC Radio, “Red-Eye” and a popular headliner of comedy clubs, festivals and casinos across the country. He is a current cast member of the hit cable show “World’s Dumbest…” on TruTV. His numerous stand-up television appearances include Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood, Comedy.TV and 3 episodes of Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Greg guest starred on Modern Family, Bones, Ugly Betty, Law & Order, and many more. He completed a pilot for NBC, Comedy Coliseum, and a leading role opposite Joel David Moore and Paris Hilton in the box office bomb, “The Hottie and the Nottie”. His hit comedy CD “POTTYMOUTH” and CD/DVD “HOLLYWOOD LEGEND & SEX SYMBOL” are available on iTunes and at www.TheGregWilson.TV.
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El Paso Comic Strip
1201 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, Texas
Event Fees:

Workshop Bundle 1&2 $ 50.00