We could never be so impartial as to name the National College Comedy Competition winners. Plus, that sounds really difficult. We had to call in the big dogs for a decision of this magnitude! We're pleased to introduce the panel of judges below who, after careful review, have cast their votes for the 2012 Funniest Comedy Team and MVP.
2012 National College Comedy Competition Official Judges:
Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," the Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny." Kumail first gained attention for his critically acclaimed one-man show "Unpronounceable" (directed by Paul Provenza), and in 2008, he received two ECNY awards for Best Male Stand-up Comedian and Best One Man Show. He's toured with Stella, Eugene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis and has been seen performing stand-up on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also been featured on Portlandia, The Colbert Report, Michael and Michael Have Issues, Fox's Traffic Light, and the feature film Life As We Know It. He was recently featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central and as a regular cast member on TNT's Franklin &Bash.
Robbie Praw is the Director of Programming at Just For Laughs, which produces comedy events and tours all over the globe including festivals in Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and the flagship event in Montreal. Robbie is responsible for booking hundreds of comedians each year, which is why he sleeps an average of four minutes per night.
J.P. Buck is a segment producer for the TBS late night program, Conan, where he primarily handles the comedic guest performers. Some of his previous credits include Executive Producer of Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live, Talent Executive for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Supervising Producer of Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show, and Director of Talent & Development for the HBO Comedy Festivals. He only sleeps three minutes per night.
Janet is a Los Angeles-based television and film actor, comedian and writer. She hosts a podcast called The JV Club on the Nerdist network and serves as the voice of Korra on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon The Legend of Korra. Janet is also the co-creator and co-producer of one of the largest and most successful comedy festivals in the country, SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival, which celebrated its 11th year in January of 2012.