Sunday, March 6, 2016

NYC Comedian Max May wins Winter Laughs Comedy Competition

New York City comedian Max May took home top honors in Winter Film Awards' first annual Winter LAUGHS Comedy Competition at a packed house on January 21 at Broadway Comedy Club.

The Competition pitted 20 comedians in a head-to-head winner take all competition at Broadway Comedy Club over three nights. Comedians from around the country applied for the competition, and the top 20 were chosen to compete.  Semi-Finals were held in two rounds on January 19 and 20th and the top three from each day came back for the finals on January 21st.

Semi-finalists from day one were Max May, Jocelyn Chia (@jocelynchia) and Ian Murphy (@MurphyFrown).

Semi-finalists from day two were Laura High (@LauraHigh5), Aviva Wolf (@avivawoolf), Derek Humphrey (@derek_humphrey) and Shelly Colman (@awfullysnippy).

Winner Max May's (@maxmaymm) laid back demeanor draws audience in just to deliver a knockout punch. Raised in Brooklyn and now residing in Staten Island, Max May embodies the New York life. He started his comedy career in 2010 and runs and produces 3 weekly comedy shows for international crowds; he also hosts a weekly magic show. He is a regular at Stand Up NY comedy club and is a winner of Comedy Battles of 2014. He was featured in the Meadowlands Comedy Festival in 2015.

As winner, Max receives $200, software from Cyberlink, a part in a feature film directed by local director Larry Rosen and a part in the upcoming Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival gala Awards Ceremony.

Winter Laughs 2016 is proudly sponsored by Cyberlink ( Software, Rosenguez Productions ( and Broadway Comedy Club (

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated 501(c)3 organization dedicated to showcasing emerging filmmakers and celebrating diversity in local and international film-making.  The WFA 2016 Independent Film Festival runs from February 18-27 in New York City. For more information on tickets, schedules, sponsors, film descriptions and more, please visit and find us on Facebook.

The 5th Annual WINTER FILM AWARDS Independent Film Festival runs Feb 18-27 2015 with jam-packed days of screenings, networking events and after-parties. The event offers something for everyone, highlighting the dynamic range of storytelling the independent filmmaking community has to offer. Among the 86 films selected is a diverse mix of documentaries, shorts, features, animation, music videos and horror films from all over the world!

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