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40 comics began, now only 5 remain. Join host Randy Lubas for the exciting conclusion of the 2nd annual Loons on the Lake 10K Comedy Competition! 5 finalists from across the country will perform for 15 minutes. One talented comic will be crowned the winner and take home the $10,000 grand prize!


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Ben Frank is a New York-based stand-up comedian, who began his comedy career in Shanghai, China. Ben's comedy has been featured on SiriusXM and has won him numerous competitions, including the World Series of Comedy in New Orleans and the Laugh After Dark Clean Comedy Award. He has also been named Best of Fest at Burbank Comedy Festival, Laugh Out Loveland, and Four Corners Comedy Festival. Ben released his debut comedy album “Goodbye Shanghai” in 2022, and during his time in China, he became the first comedian to headline a stand-up show in Wuhan following the city’s infamous 76-day lockdown from COVID-19.

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From the land of sunkissed beer guts, Stillwater, MN, in the scenic St. Croix Valley, Chris Maddock performed in the 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition in 2018. For 15 years beginning in 2003, Chris "Mad Dog" Maddock hosted the storied Death Comedy Jam, a weekly hub of MPLS comedy and subject of a documentary film, “Death’s Last Stand”. He recorded his first comedy album, Point of Entry, at the legendary Minneapolis rock ganglion First Avenue in the 7th St. Entry, and released it in 2012 on the Grammy Award winning Stand Up! Records.

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James Hancock III is a globetrotting veteran who helps bring laughter to people all around the world. From entertaining fellow troops in Korea, to finishing second in both the prestigious San Francisco and Seattle international comedy competitions, audiences of all backgrounds are drawn to his hilarious and diverse comedic style.

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Linda Aarons recently won the Funniest Person in Minnesota Contest and was first runner-up in Acme Comedy Company's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Contest. She also performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and has opened for Louie Anderson.

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Meet your new best friend, Maggie Faris. She is noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers. Maggie is a comedy competition assassin, having won the Minnesota Laugh off. Another competition win made Maggie the Public Address Announcer for the St. Paul Saints professional baseball team! She beat out Tig Notaro to win both the Funniest Clip of the Year and the Silver Nail award at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Curve magazine named Maggie Faris one of the Funniest Lesbians in America, and she has opened for such greats as Jeff Ross, Dave Attel, Jay Pharoah, and Michael Che.

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Randall Reid is a comic on the rise! His playful, nonchalant, and thoughtful style of comedy has taken shape after years in the comedy game. He has a unique perspective to find the balance between the lightest and darkest of topics. From battling his young daughter to retrieving his friend from tight situations, Reid will take you on a fun journey.

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