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LAUGH & LOSE Fundraiser!

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Friends, Laughter, and Beer. All for a Great Cause!

Laugh & Lose: A Comedy Battle Royale, a fundraising event for (MOMENTUM) a non-profit art program for artists impacted by disability, brain injury, & mental health. Local weatherman, Jason Parkin, & Jackie Schmillen from KCWI Channel 23 will be our emcees for the evening! Compete to win a custom WWE belt and bragging rights for just $10!  You can also support us by attending, or making an online donation today!


  • 2 contestants go head-to-head taking turns telling jokes in a tournament competition.
  • If a contestant laughs (at their opponent’s OR their own joke) their opponent scores a point
  • The contestant with the most points at the end of each round moves onto the next round to compete again
  • Each round is 5 min. Have at least 15 minutes of material ready. Depending on the number of contestants some people may compete in four 5 minute rounds. 
  • Keep jokes on the shorter side, taking up the entire 5 min for 1 joke will get you disqualified!
  •  You CAN use a laptop/tablet/phone/written notes
  •  Contestants arrive at the Gas Lamp before 8pm on November 16

The contestant who wins all their battles is crowned the winner and receives a full-size championship belt!!

This is a 21 and over event. No cover.


November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am


Community Support Advocates
(515) 681 - 4099


Gas Lamp
1501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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