It’s where the city’s best and brightest compete for the crown and banner of “Madison’s Funniest Comic.” In an arduous six-week competition, dozens upon dozens of aspiring funny folk are whittled down until just one remains. The first of two preliminary rounds kicks off the contest with a night’s worth of stellar jokes and hot takes. The competition is based on both judge and audience votes, so be a part of making somebody’s dream come true (or killing it mercilessly — not everyone can be funny) every Wednesday until the finals on March 8.
Annual competition, 9 pm Wednesdays, 2/1-3/8, Comedy Club on State. $5. 608-256-0099.
Preliminary rounds: 2/1 & 8. Round 1: 2/15. Round 2: 2/22. Round 3: 3/1. Finals: 3/8.