GILDA'S LAUGHFEST Stand-Up winners
On 18 March 2013
Nationally known comedians competed in the two-day competition held Friday and Saturday at Dr. Grins and 3rd Floor at The B.O.B.
Comedian Mike E. Winfield is the winner of Gilda’s LaughFest Stand-Up Comedy Competition. He collects $10,000 in prize money and the title of LaughFest’s Seriously Funny Comedian for 2013.
Meanwhile, Ryan Dalton is the winner of “Best of the Midwest” competition for regional comics collecting a $25,000 cash prize.
Winfield is known for “You don’t steal the cake mix if you ain’t stole the bowl,” winning the audience with relationships materials.
"Big Thanks to LaughFest for having me in their festival," Winfield said in a Tweet
Mike E. Winfield, who has made appearances on such shows as “The Late Show with David Letterman," has been a recurring character on “The Office,” and he told tales of how he started as an actor, playing a warehouse worker and somehow ended up an actual warehouse worker on the set.
"So now that I'm officially the funniest person in the world, I guess its time to film this movie I wrote," he said.
The comics competing for the 2013 LaughFest Stand Up prize, besides Winfield, were James Adomian, Cy Amundson, Al Jackson, Jamie Lee, Julian McCullough, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Andrew Schulz and Brendon Walsh.
The five semi-finalists were Adomian, Lee, McCullough, Walsh and Winfield.
The audience, along with a panel of judges, determined the winners of the preliminary round on Friday, and the top five finalists moved on to the final round on Saturday while vying for the prize presented by Gun Lake Casino.
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