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Josh and team delivered a top notch show. They made our first ever comedy show amazing!

Brenda T.

All three comedians were amazing and had everyone laughing and smiling all night! High quality entertainment feel for a great price

Carla C.

Absolutely hilarious Super friendly Amazing impromptu skills (3 kids rapid fired dozens of topics that he blasted off super funny answers to)

Venky S.

My team and I have worked with Like-2-Laugh, its founder (Josh F.) and his team for several years. We have collaborated on live comedy events at multiple venues that we own and operated.

Chris T.

The community spirit of Josh w/ Like2Laugh is what stands out to me the most. The resilience and readiness shown during the COVID crisis to do safe uplifting comedy events at Eastie Farm were much needed and appreciated.

Kannan T.

Excellent company look forward to booking

KristaAnn T.

Awesome Pics!! It was such an amazing night and you ran the whole operation to perfection! can't thank you enough for all the help and for bringing good vibes and fun to the party (and back up speakers!!) And we will definitely come to a show sometime soon to catch up and see you perform! Thank you again for everything

Trev & Meg.

Josh was amazing! From helping fine tune the timeline for our wedding day to clean up at the end of the night! He made the day go vert smoothly, and was able to keep the guests entertained. He asked how we wanted thing done and he was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend hiring him for any type of event with guests of all ages.

Monica C.

Josh. I want to thank you and peter for a great show last night, helped create great memories with my family! Thanks again. Robert

You are so talented and so friendly to everyone. Whole fam and especially kids want you back already! Also recommending you to friends and family - keep on bringing laughter into the world. It truly is humanity's greatest gift.

We has so much fun! Thank you guys for making the trip!! Yes I will definitely give you a great review on the app.

Amazing and fun! I hired Like2Laugh for my boyfriend's 40 th bday. Working with josh and Caroline was a great experience! From the second I booked the event Josh communicated with me, we sent emails back and forth and had a very clear understanding of the assignment. They came early to get to know each guest, and get some exciting details about the birthday boy. Both Josh and Caroline were great comedians. They hit all the key points, and even went above and beyond my expectations. Would definitely book them again in the future! And even some guests want business cards! Was a wonderful night, thank-you Again Josh and Caroline!

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

A Worthy Champion: Whittled Down from 64+ Comedians, Mateen Stewart Wins the 2020 March Comedy Madness in May

Boston, MA / Online Worldwide – Last night the 14th Annual March Comedy Madness (in May) held its Final Four & Championship stand-up comedy event raising money for mental health research, to Zoom and facebook LIVE audiences, with Los Angeleno Mateen Stewart bringing huge laughs and securing the tournament victory.

Having planned the event to be based in Boston, comedians got involved starting in early March to perform in the NCAA bracket inspired tourney at local comedy clubs, pubs, and breweries to raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a nonprofit awarding grants to scientists in the field of mental health research. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought cancellations to the scheduled live shows, comedians and the community hunkered down at home. After a month inside, producer Josh Filipowski had an idea: March Comedy Madness – in May – on Zoom.

Of the 64 qualified competitors, not all were comfortable and confident performing on this new online platform, so some spots opened up. Filipowski reached out to comedians he had worked with in New York, California, and even Kentucky to fill the spots.

“March Comedy Madness started back in NYC in 2007 at Carolines on Broadway. When I moved to Los Angeles, I brought the bracket battles to The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, and more. Making my way back east we tried branching out nationwide with a base at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York, and most recently focused on various venues in Boston,” Filipowski explained, adding, “I’m fortunate to know a ton of hilarious people, and they know how much fun these shows can be.”

For May Fridays Filipowski, the Ref, and co-hosts Casey Durkin and Stirling Smith led audiences and comedians through the head-to-head stand-up comedy match-ups. 64 comedians performed short sets and Zoom polls helped determine winners as they made their way down to one. Each week brought some new and some familiar faces to the comedy meets with past champions and finalists coming to perform and folks zooming in nationwide to laugh.

“Comedy is one thing bringing us all together. Laugh or cry? I would much rather laugh,” said host Stirling Smith of the current state of affairs and the decision to continue the shows online.

To cap off the madness, Mateen Stewart edged out New York’s Gianmarco Soresi in the final four round and his experience outshined young Emerson student Mary Spadaro in the championship round.

“I have regrets older than you!” Stewart exclaimed to Spadaro. “I never tell people my age… I’m a Hollywood 30. It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you can play.”

Besides aging, Stewart covered the upcoming election, the worst presidents, pick up lines, and Black Lives Matter.

“How do you make a movie called The Usual Suspects… with no black suspects?”

In closing the night he added, “I needed this. We needed this. It’s a really hard time. We just want the police to treat us like people. Just imagine if the police was killing horses…If they were killing horses, everyone would be like, ‘Why are the police killing all these horses?’ Just imagine that. Think about that. And if you ask your black friend they might not have all the answers.”

The March Comedy Madness Like 2 Laugh Productions crew has raised $2,600 thus far and hope to grow that number up to and at the wrap party Zoomathon this coming Friday. Follow for details. See for more information on the foundation and their grantees. And please donate today: