Comedy Cartel: Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown Grand Final Winners!

IMG_4249The Comedy Cartel are the pioneers of observational point-of-view stand-up comedy in the Philippines. This year they brought the Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown, a one of a kind yearlong comedy competition that will discover the best of the best local comedians in the Philippines!

If you’re tired of the usual gay comedy or just not a huge fan of being made fun of in a comedy act, then Comedy Cartel might just be right for you! We all know how Filipinos love to laugh and we like Comedy Cartel’s mix of intelligent humor, Filipino do’s and taboos and the green jokes. 

IMG_3991After having 15 legs, held at four venues, and 36 participants, The Comedy Cartel’s Laugh & Stack Open Mic Showdown had its Grand Finals last November 22, 2014 at Relik Tapas Bar & Lounge at The Fort.

IMG_4046The judges Tim Tayag one of the pioneers of stand-up comedy, who has been performing for more than 17 years across the globe. Mike Unson a veteran stand-up comic who opens for Rex Navartte & Rob Schneider. And Richie Fernandez one of Comedy Cartel’s resident comic who has been doing stand-up for more than 7 years.

ccThe top ten finalists who performed are Winer Aguilar, Miguel Alejandrino, Chris Bacula, Chip Balbuena, Bill Beatty, Rene Cruz, Jr., Sherwin Cunanan, Ros Fajardo, Jethro Trogo and Hugh Vincent.

IMG_4255Congratulations to the Champion- Chip Balbuena, 1st Runner-up- Sherwin Cunanan, 2nd Runner-­up– Miguel Alejandrino.

Here’s a sample video from the winners of Laugh and Stack Open Mic Showdown!



Overall, the contestants were hilarious! We even got a free stand-up act from the judges Tim Tayag, Mike Unson, and Richie Frenandez! Comedy Cartel’s witty humor and relatable punchlines made us laugh the whole entire night! The winners were chosen and we can’t wait for them to be trained by Comedy Cartel themseleves! 

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Exclusively managed by eCircle Entertainment & Management Corp., the Comedy Cartel is a guild of professional comic artists that was created by Tim Tayag, Allan Manalo & Patrick Cruz last November, 2007. The group’s aim is to provide multi‐media comedy content such as stand‐up comedy, improvisation, ventriloquism, impressionism, and other comedy artforms and discipline.

This group is the pioneer of observational Point-Of-View stand‐up comedy in the Philippines. As the Comedy Cartel, they instill in fellow artists- professionalism, mastery, and respect for the art of comedy by providing training and building resources to further their craft.

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