Treehouse Comedy hosts Funniest Comic in New England contest

Treehouse Comedy Productions is on the hunt for the funniest stand-up in New England, and you can watch as the group is winnowed down to that final winner.

This fifth annual competition - held over the next couple of weekends at Mohegan Sun's Cabaret Theatre - boasts 60 contestants, which were chosen from 200 stand-ups that auditioned. Of that 60, 40 are newcomers and 20 are in the pro division.

The finalists share more than $10,000 in cash and prizes.


Funniest Comic in New England contest, Cabaret Theatre, Mohegan Sun; for all listings, pros at 8 p.m., newcomers at 10;15 p.m.; includes preliminary round Friday, pro show $20, newcomers $19.50; quarter-final round Saturday, pros and newcomers both $22; semi-final round Feb. 22, pros $22, and newcomers $20; and finals Feb. 23, pros $29.50, newcomers $22; 1-800-745-3000,


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