Festival News

Headliner Announcement- Ms. Pat!

 

Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$y”. At 16 she purchased her first Cadillac. During her teens she was shot twice and arrested numerous times. At 19 years of age she met a man, and with his help and encouragement decided to get out of the “life”. “I was so tired, I thought for sure I was going to end up dead. He was 21 and a military vet and he showed me a way out”.
At 19 with two toddlers and a new husband she is handed 4 more young children from her sister who was struggling with drug addiction. The next 10 years of her life are spent raising those 6 children. Part of that process included visits to the welfare office for food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance for her sister’s children. It was during these visits that Ms. Pat was first told she had a talent for telling funny stories. In 2003 with her case-worker’s encouragement she decided to go on stage in Atlanta. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her place
With a comedy career now spilling over 13 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out”. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appeared on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”.
She has become a Podcast celebrity with appearances on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.
In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central. In November she made her initial appearance on the syndicated show “Harry” with Harry Connick
Her memoir “Rabbit” published by Harper-Collins is scheduled for release August 22, 2017.

 

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Headliner Announcement- Tony Hinchcliffe

Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowdwork. While constantly doing standup he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast KillTony.  His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony’s first comedy special “ONE SHOT” is due for release January 15, 2016 only available on Netflix.

Tony will be headlining our festival on Saturday night and his stand-up show will be followed by a live-recording of his podcast “Kill Tony”!

 

Tickets are available now!

Submission season is open! Early discount!

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

Welcome to the submissions to the 2018 Motor City Comedy Festival! Our festival will be taking place September 20-23, 2018 in and around Detroit, Michigan!
All comedians accepted for showcase performances will be given at least two showcase spots as well as other styles of shows if they chose to volunteer(roast battle, movie critique, storytelling) as well as entry to workshops on topics important to working comedians and a variety of comedian exclusive events. Comedians selected for the festival each get a free festival shirt, free admission to all showcases, discount advance tickets to headliners, entertainment and some food. All comedians can also elect to lodge with local Detroit comics to save a little extra money.

Submissions will be judged predominantly on strength of 5 minute clip by a blind panel of 8 judges, five scores per clip, the highest scores will be invited to the festival. Clips longer than 5 minutes will likely not be viewed in their entirety.

Early Submissions will be open from January 15-March 15($20). Regular submissions will be open March 16-June 15($25). Late Submissions will be June 16-June 25($30). Responses will be sent out by July 10.

Motor City Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating the community on comedy and performance meaning your donations for submissions fees are tax-deductible.

Follow this link!

Decisions will be made by July 1.

Submissions

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN!

Welcome to the submissions to the 2018 Motor City Comedy Festival! Our festival will be taking place September 20-23, 2018 in and around Detroit, Michigan!
All comedians accepted for showcase performances will be given at least two showcase spots as well as other styles of shows if they chose to volunteer(roast battle, movie critique, storytelling) as well as entry to workshops on topics important to working comedians and a variety of comedian exclusive events. Comedians selected for the festival each get a free festival shirt, free admission to all showcases, discount advance tickets to headliners, entertainment and some food. All comedians can also elect to lodge with local Detroit comics to save a little extra money.

Submissions will be judged predominantly on strength of 5 minute clip by a blind panel of 8 judges, five scores per clip, the highest scores will be invited to the festival. Clips longer than 5 minutes will likely not be viewed in their entirety.

Early Submissions will be open from January 15-March 15($20). Regular submissions will be open March 16-June 15($25). Late Submissions will be June 16-June 25($30). Responses will be sent out by July 10.

Motor City Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating the community on comedy and performance meaning your donations for submissions fees are tax-deductible.

Follow this link!

Decisions will be made by July 1.