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And The Funniest Comedian In The Southern Tier Is...

By Faith Jessie.
Jim Mencial was crowned the funniest man in the Southern Tier tonight at the Make Me laugh finals. He competed against some of the best comedians in the community.

After, passing 2 rounds of cuts 13 comedians put their jokes on the floor for a chance to win a comedy tour of the northeast.The contestants brought out a variety of comedic styles and really had the crowd going.

"Do we have any widows in the audience, do we have any people that wish they were widows?," said contestant Maryanne Donnelly.

"When you are from a city like Binghamton and your not from New York City for example then you have maybe five opportunities to do comedy," said creator of Make Me Laugh Dan Frigolette.

Make Me laugh came to Binghamton to give the locals a shot a their big break in stardom and now Mencial has that shot.

Mencial will perform his act throughout the northeast including two shows that are apart of the Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour in Saratoga Springs and Ithaca.