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!