Comedian AJ Finney snags Best of Midwest title and $2,500 at Gilda’s LaughFest

GRAND RAPIDS — After performing three sets in two different rooms — Dr. Grins and an adjacent showroom — Missouri-based comedian AJ Finney snagged the $2,500 grand prize at Gilda’s LaughFest Best of the Midwest Competition last night. Underwritten by Wolverine Worldwide and judged by a panel of local media and national industry (myself included) as well as the audience, Finney competed against nine other regional comics: Johnny Beehner, Kevin

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TV Guide Network reveals upcoming lineup for their all-female stand-up comedy series

In March, the TV Guide Network announced its upcoming show Standup in Stilettos, a new stand-up showcase series hosted by The Office co-star Kate Flannery (above), for 10 episodes. The series will feature female comedians exclusively. “StandUp in Stilettos will offer viewers fresh comedy programming with some of the best-known celebrities in Hollywood today, as well as up-and-coming talent,” says TV Guide Network chairman Allen Shapiro. Today the network announced

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