The new online comedy competition Laugh Laban, premiering on 24 September on the FYE channel on Kumu, features Alex Calleja as host.
Sharing the good news live on Kumu on 9 September, the popular standup comic said, “May new show ako, may mananalo ng P100,000, and of course, may sisikat na komedyante!”
The contest is open to all amateur comedians 18 years old and above, who can join as a solo act, in a duo or a group with the capacity to perform online via a livestream.
Interested participants must record a two-minute video of a comedic performance — be it stand-up, improv, sketch, parody, etc — to be submitted through the Jeepney TV website until 21 September.
Aspiring comedic acts are also encouraged to go live every 7 p.m. starting 10 September using the #LaughLaban hashtag or upload their entries via Kumu klips using the same hashtag.
From the pool of qualifiers, 20 aspirants will be chosen based on laugh factor, originality and performance.
The first and second batch of the top 20 will be revealed on Laugh Laban on 24 September and 1 October respectively.
Each of these batches will also stream individually on the SeenZone channel on Kumu where viewers will be encouraged to send them virtual gifts to help them qualify for the top 12 who will be competing in head-to-head battles to give rise to a new comedy star, who will win P100,000 and an FYE contract and will lead an FYE show with Alex.
Spread good vibes and laughter by joining Laugh Laban, streaming on the FYE channel on kumu Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning 24 September.
Download the kumu app and follow @fyechannel (app.kumu.ph/fyechannel). For more details, follow @fyechannel on Instagram.