Kenan Thompson's

Ultimate Comedy Experience

The National Search For The Funniest Comedians, Actors, and Young Stars.

Comedy Contest

This 13th season our Kenan’s U.C.E. is bigger than ever.
Over 1,000 comedians across the country will compete in hopes of becoming the next big comedic superstar!

Young Stars 360

Our talent shows have been helping parents, managers, and Young Stars get to the next level in the entertainment industry since 2011

Kenan’s Ultimate Comedy Experience 

SEASON 13

COMEDY CONTEST

Funniest Comic Search
Adult 18+

Finals 2020-2022 ADULTS

The best stand-up comedians in country will compete for the title “Funniest Comic in America”

These comics will showcase their talent at various comedy clubs across the country for an opportunity of a lifetime – to hang out with NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson, attend a live taping of “SNL,” a booked performance at a premier comedy club in New York City, airfare, hotel and other great prizes.

This innovative comedy competition for emerging comedians is designed to provide up and coming comics with a platform to present their talents.

YOUNG STARS

Talent Search
Children Ages 5-17

Young Stars 2021-2022

Executive Producers, Kenan Thompson and YoungStars360 has been helping parents, managers, and Young Stars get to the next level in the entertainment industry since 2011! Our team has been instrumental in developing and discovering young talent that has been on tv shows, movies, and tours.

Our young journalists have interviewed celebrities, execs and entrepreneurs across the country! We provide platforms for kids and teens-from Rising Stars to Superstars! Some of your favorite Celebs are part of our network.

This is a huge opportunity for Young Stars ages 5-17 to Showcase their talent to the world with our online showcase! The selected Young Stars will then showcase their talents on stage in the Big, Bright lights on Broadway in NYC.

Virtual Realty

Funniest VR Stand-Up
Adult 18+

Failed To Render

Kenan Thompson and his team understand that there are many talented comedians and comedy fans that are unable to attend the LIVE shows around the country. So, Kenan partnered with the premier virtual reality comedy brand Failed To Render to help bridge the gap between the venues and the MetaVerse.

This 13th season we will embark into the virtual realty world, using Failed To Render’s multiple comedy clubs within the digital realm. Our adventure into this whole new platform is exciting, because we want to discover the funniest comedians in Meta’s Horizon & AltSpaceVR.

If you are a comedian and have a VR headset, strap it on and join us for a completely unique experience.

Comedian Contest

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Ages 18+

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35+ Cities in US

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5 Min of Stage Time

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Live Audience

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Comedy Clubs

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Production Scouts

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Talent Agents

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Celebrity Judges

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Audience Voting

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Online Voting

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Free for Contestants

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Cash Prizes

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NBC's SNL Tickets

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Airfare & Hotel

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Paid Tour Dates

Young Stars

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Children Ages 5-17

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20+ Cities in US

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5 Min of Stage Time

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Live Audience

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Comedy Clubs

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Theaters Venues

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Production Scouts

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Talent Agents

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Celebrity Judges

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Free for Contestants

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Cash Prizes

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Airfare & Hotel

Virtual Realty

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All Ages

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VR Online Only

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5 Min of Stage Time

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Online VR Audience

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VRChat & Roblox

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MetaVR "Horizons" & AltSpaceVR

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Audience Voting

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Online Voting

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Free for Contestants

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Cash Prizes

How It works

There are various ways to enjoy this 13th Season of Kenan Thompson’s “Ultimate Comedy Experience.” 

Choose what makes sense for your path to the entertainment industry and fulfillment of your dreams. 

New York City
Dallas Texas

Join Us LIVE

Heading to a City Near You

Our stand-up comedy contest and Young Stars Talent Shows is heading to 35+ major cities around the country. Check out our upcoming events calendar to see a show and help us judge in-person.

Previous contestants

See who You Missed…

Comedians

RECAP OF THE TOP STAND-UP COMEDIANS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS

Young Stars

RECAP OF THE PREVIOUS SEASONS

Kenan's U.C.E

TALENT Search

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