“Search for America’s Newest Comedy Writer” contest launches

Though Modern Family has flourished in its popularity both critically and commercially, apparently, there’s still room for another comedy series dealing with the intricacies of the American family. Many networks have and are continuing to explore different angles — Mandy Moore and Marlan Wayans are working with ABC on family-centric shows — but the Association of National Advertisers Alliance for Family Entertainment is going the contest route to find the next great take on the family sitcom.

That’s right, it’s an open call for original, half-hour TV comedy scripts from unrepresented and unaffiliated writers and promises a $5,000 prize and more for the winner. If you think you have a more succinct, original, innovative angle on what’s funny about families in America, check the rules and details comedywritercontest.com before the Oct. 28 deadline.

Jake Kroeger

Jake Kroeger has dedicated his life, for better or probably worse, to comedy. Starting and continually running the Comedy Bureau, a voice for LA comedy, by himself, he also writes and performs stand-up comedy in LA and watches more live comedy than is probably humanly tolerable. He's been a daily contributor to Punchline Magazine, now Laughspin.com because he loves and believes in comedy so much. Said of Kroeger, "...without his dangerously insane, unhealthy work ethic, certain comics would not have any press at all."

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