Laugh & Lose

  • 1501 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Community Support Advocates - Momentum Art Program
  • Dates: November 16, 2018
  • Location: Gas Lamp
  • Phone: (515) 883-1776
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Event Times: 8 pm - Midnight
  • Price: free to attend; $10 to compete
  • Overview

    Friends, Laughter, and Beer. All for a Great Cause! Laugh & Lose: A Comedy Battle Royale, a fundraising event for (MOMENTUM) a non-profit art program for artists impacted by disability, brain injury, & mental health. Local weatherman, Jason Parkin, & Jackie Schmillen from KCWI Channel 23 will be our emcees for the evening! Compete to win a custom WWE belt and bragging rights for just $10 in advance or $15 for entries the night of Laugh & Lose! You can also support us by attending or making an online donation today!
    • You CAN use a laptop/tablet/phone/written notes.
    • 2 contestants go head-to-head taking turns telling jokes in a tournament competition.
    • If a contestant laughs (at their opponent’s OR their own joke) their opponent scores a point.
    • The contestant with the most points at the end of each round moves onto the next round to compete.
    • Each round is 5 min. Have at least 15 minutes of material ready. Depending on the number of contestants some people may compete in four 5-min rounds.
    • Keep jokes on the shorter side, taking up the entire 5 min for 1 joke will get you disqualified!
    • Contestants arrive at the Gas Lamp before 8pm on November 16
    This is a 21 and over event. No cover.