Liberty Hall is looking to crown the “Funniest Comic in East Texas” for 2014. The competition will be held on April 26 at 8 p.m.

Submissions are being accepted now through March 27 at 5 p.m. To compete, entrants must submit a YouTube link of a standup set of at least five minutes of original material and a head shot. This must be emailed toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A panel of judges will review the submissions and select 10-12 participants to compete in a live stand-up performance on April 26. Each contestant will have five minutes to win the crowd over in their favor. At the end of the night the audience will vote to determine who is East Texas’ funniest comic. The winner of East Texas’ Funniest Comic  2014 will return, as champion, to perform at the East Texas Comedy Festival on June 13 and 14.

Submissions are currently being accepted for anyone interested in participating in the standup showcase. This opportunity is open to anyone in the East Texas area who thinks they are hilarious and ready to be discovered.

"We're really excited about how receptive audiences have been to comedy in East Texas and we decided to make The East Texas’ Funniest Comic a stand-alone event as the kick off to the third annual East Texas Comedy Festival,” said Jamey Whitley, producer of the East Texas Comedy Festival.  

Tickets to attend the show and make your vote count are now on sale at Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door, one hour before the show starts. VIP box seats are $100 and hold up to four people.  

For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting Liberty Hall, go to, or call Manager Anne Payne at (903) 595-7274.