There are two things that comedians love: Cash and Bragging Rights! This contest will give them both...

Every contest encourages comedians to bring their family, friends, and fans to laugh and cheer them on to success. But the Minnesota's Funniest Person Contest provides the fairest contest, because comedians' guests can vote for their friends, but they also have to vote for other comedians, too.

We are changing things up for 2017. Fewer rounds, fewer weeks, a Wild Card, and more prizes!

Dates: Prelims every Friday from September 22nd to November 17th, WILD CARD round Friday, December 1st and the FINALS on THURSDAY December 7th.


1st place grand prize winner walks away with $1,000, and bragging rights.

2nd place $200

3rd place $100

4th place $50


There are only TWO ROUNDS: 9 weeks of Preliminaries, 1 Wild Card round and 1 Final.

In each preliminary round, six to ten comedians will perform a 5 minute set. The audience determines who moves on to the Finals. There will also be one Wild Card name selected from the remaining comics to compete on the Wild Card round on Dec 1st.

Audience ballots will be distributed at each show. Each ballot must contain votes for the THREE funniest comedians of the night. Ballots with fewer than three votes, or more than three votes, will be thrown out. The comedian with the most votes will move on to the Finals. The Joke Joint will also cast ten ballots at each show without knowledge of the audience voting.

If you love comedy, you should be there to help decide the winner.

To enter to compete please fill out the form below.