Presented by The New York Latino Film Festival and HBO Latino, Latino's Stand-up Comedy Competition is a national stand-up competition to search for the top Latino stand-up comedians. The comedy competition is designed to support Latino talent. The competition will select and showcase the top 5 comedians in their effort for a winner take all opportunity to do a stand-up set appearance in the upcoming HBO Latino stand-up comedy hit series, "Entre Nos."

The top 5 comedians will perform, and ONE winner will be chosen at a live event during the 2019 New York Latino Film Festival. The winner will also win an opportunity to meet with an HBO executive and renowned comedienne and program host, Gina Brillon!

• The winning comic will receive a paid opportunity to appear in an upcoming HBO Latino ‘Entre Nos’ comedy special, including an all-expense paid trip to the taping, provided by Viva Pictures.
• The winner will have a chance to meet one-on-one with an HBO executive after the festival, as well as meet with actress, writer, and comedian Gina Brillón.
• NYLFF will provide each finalist with two (2) Festival passes.

***Note for submitting your video and application ***

-Under OVERVIEW section, write your name and Stand-up , ie. "Carlos Hernandez Stand-Up." as a title. Under description, please put bio a bio/brief on yourself.
-Post a pic of yourself
-No need to fill out fields for CREDITS and SPECIFICATIONS sections

How it works:

• Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute video online at or via FilmFreeway (no cost to enter) of their live stand-up performance, in English, that has not been previously broadcast in any form. Submission deadline is Friday, July 19, 2019 by 11:59pm EST. Submissions can be from a live stand-up set but has NOT been broadcasted in any from.

• All eligible submissions will be reviewed by a panel of screeners, comprised of NYLFF, HBO Latino executives, and Viva Pictures, the official Producers of Entre Nos, who will determine the top 5 finalists based on performance and creative material.

• The finalists will be invited to perform an 8-10 minute comedic performance at the “Latinos Stand-Up” competition, scheduled to take place in New York City during the New York Latino Film Festival from August 12 to 18, 2019.

• The five finalists will receive Round-trip air transportation courtesy of American Airlines, the exclusive travel carrier of the New York Latino Film Festival.

• A panel of judges will select one (1) winner to be announced August 16th.

● Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
● Open to all persons of Latino descent.
● Only TV-14 rated performances will be considered. (No profanity on the submission)
● All entries MUST be in between 3-5 minutes
● Submissions can be from a live stand-up set but has NOT been broadcasted in any from
● Submission should be in English or Bi-lingual but not fully Spanish-Language
● No-skits, Stand-up only
● U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who physically reside in the United States, including Puerto Rico


1. All eligible submissions will be judged by a panel of judges, 'The Selection Committee', whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this contest, to determine up to Five (5) semi-finalists, based on the following criteria: performance - 50%, creative material - 50%. The Five (5) semi-finalists will be selected and notified by phone/email by or around August 1, 2019. Finalists will be determined shortly after and be invited to perform at the Latinos Stand-up Competition finals, scheduled to take place in NY in August during the New York Latino Film Festival (8.14.-18.2019). Each finalist will be required to perform an 8-10 minute stand-up comedy routine.

2. The panel of judges will determine one (1) winner for an all-expense paid trip to the taping to perform in an upcoming “Entre Nos” comedy special to appear on HBO Latino in 2020.

GENERAL RULES: By entering the Latinos Stand-up Comedy Competition, all entrants consent to: (a) the use of their original submission, final performances as well as their name/likeness and address (city/state only) to be announced in media including but not limited to internet, television, radio, magazines and newspapers for publicity, advertising, and promotional purposes unless expressly prohibited by law (b) New York Latino Film Festival, its subsidiaries, sponsors and prize supplier Viva Pictures Distribution LLC , has the right to use/broadcast the submission or portions thereof in advertisement and/or in the promotion of the contest, consumer voting, NYLFF without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to NYLFF and its affiliates to use winner's submission, name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, finalists and winner agree to hold NYLFF, its respective directors, officers, employees, assigns, sponsors, prize supplier Viva Pictures Distribution LLC and affiliates, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of the content of his/her submission and prize. Finalists and winner assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this competition or use or redemption of any prize. By participating in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the Latinos Stand-up Competition Rules and the decisions of the judges. NYLFF is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the competition official rules, administration of the contest, announcement of the finalists, broadcast of any submission and related details, announcement of the finalists, winner and any related prize
One winner will be determined by the combined vote of 'The Final Jury' in front of a live audience. Each finalist will be required to perform a 8-10 minute stand-up comedy routine during the Latinos Stand-up Comedy Competition finals at the 2019 New York Latino Film Festival.

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