Official MADNESS Submission Form
Be part of 2020's MADNESS: The 14th Annual March Comedy Madness where over sixty-four stand-up comedians raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as they battle for mental health research in tournament-style brackets, one-on-one, in the single-elimination event.

Head-to-head match-ups begin at one to two minutes a piece and increase in length as comedians advance until one champion remains.

Past winners include Julian McCullough, Reese Waters, Myq Kaplan, Sam Morril, Samba Schutte, Adam Yenser, Nick Cobb, Jay Hollingsworth, Greg Wilson & Harrison Greenbaum & Chris Hurst (2015 Regional Champs), Shannon Leigh & Mike Kramer (2016 Co-Champions), Lance Weiss, Kyle McNally, and Sean Duffy.

WHEN & WHERE: The month-long fundraiser & talent search, and week long bracketed competition starts by submitting online today and with live performances in early March at Bent Water Brewing Company in Lynn, MA, continuing throughout Boston at Beacon Hill Pub, The Comedy Studio, Hideout at White Bull Tavern, Rozzie Square Theater, Jacque’s Cabaret, and Cambridge Comedy Underground at CCTV, with more wildcard and walk-on dates TBA

WHO: Special guest comedians and referees, 64+ competing comedians, and you. Competitors can make their pledge and apply for limited spots below. Everyone can donate today: with more options below.

WHY: Comedians bring their best sets and support an amazing cause at fantastically hilarious shows. March Comedy Madness is the good kind of contagious!

"It's anybody's game," said event founder and organizer Josh Filipowski. "Pros and amateurs alike may have a solid start in the first round, but it's the more seasoned comedians who shine in later rounds. We always crown a worthy champ."

“Top comedians face off.” – NBC's Today in LA
“Comedians walked on stage and delivered their best.” – The New York Times
"Brings respectability back to comedy competitions." – STAGE TIME Magazine

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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the world’s leading donor-supported organization dedicated to finding the causes, improved treatments and cures for mental illnesses. The Foundation funds research across a broad range of mental illnesses including addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD and schizophrenia. 100% of donor contributions for research are invested in research grants. I invite you to visit their website at to learn more about the Foundation and its scientist grantees.

Please complete form, make your pledge, and indicate your available dates.

Selection committee will soon announce who’s earned bracket spots or give stage opportunity for live audition (walk-on) or play-in (wildcard) events to make the brackets. As always will select order of line-ups.
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Name *
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Complete link to my stand-up *
(No vid link- No prob! Audition opportunities available)
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I pledge to raise money for Brain & Behavior Research Foundation *
Where/How to donate


At Event: Cash/Check/Credit Card Square accepted at all shows

Check by Mail:
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
747 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
ATTN: Special Events

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Sunday, March 22
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
Saturday, March 28
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