The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off! Hundreds of stand-up comedians from around the country came out to strut their stuff and compete for the chance to open for John Heffron during the Grandstand Finale in November. The ‘Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge Champion’ will also win $5,000! Hilarious featured comics performing during the semi-final rounds include Eddie Brill, Marion Grodin, Artie Fletcher, Vanessa Hollingshead, Tommy Savitt, and Adam Hunter. Judy Tenuta will perform during the final round.
Tickets are $15 for Semi- Final rounds, $20 for Final round, and $25 for Grandstand Finale. All tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.mardigrascasino fl.com.
About John Heffron
John Heffron is no stranger to live audiences and has taken the stage at several prestigious comedy festivals including the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. John even had the recent honor of being a celebrity roaster for KISS’ Gene Simmons on an episode of A&E’s Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. From his early days as Danny Bonaduce’s wingman on Detroit’s number one morning show, Danny Bonaduce and the Q Crew, to one of his current roles sharing the screen with Courtney Cox-Arquette on FX’s Dirt, Heffron has hailed experience from many talented comedians. However, John’s endless innovation can easily be seen in his own comedy. His first live stand up CD, Kid with a Cape, debuted over ten years ago. As a result of his constant touring, his routine has developed and grown and two more successful recordings, Good Kid, Bad Adult and The Better Half, have been released.
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