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Calling all comic tweet-a-holics!  To make even more laughs at this year’s festival we’re launching the first-ever #EmergingComedian Shorty Award to honor an up and coming comedian on Twitter and social media.  The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content.  Previous winners and hosts have included: Neil Patrick Harris, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Stiller and The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi.

Six finalists will be selected from the #EmergingComedian nominees and the winner will be chosen by the the Real-Time Comedy Jury.  The winner will perform a live, 10-minute stand-up set at the Laugh More NYC showon November 13.

If you or someone you know is the next #EmergingComedian, submit your nomination today!  Nominations can be made at the Shorty Awards website or by tweeting “I nominate @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #emergingcomedian because…”  now through November 4th; and don’t forget to buy tickets to see the live show!

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