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March Comedy Madness 2023

A personal campaign sponsored by Joshua Filipowski

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Like2Laugh's 17th Annual March Comedy Madness where over 64 stand-up comedians raise money for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for mental health research as the battle in tournament-style brackets, one-on-one, in this single-elimination event. 

WHAT, WHERE, & WHEN: The month-long fundraiser, talent search, bracketed competition starts by donating online today, and with live zoom and twitch simulcast performances on the KO Comedy Club and Comedy Hub digital platforms Saturdays and Sundays in March. Tipping Off with a special show Friday, March 3, 2023!

WHO: Special guest comedians and referees, 64+ competing comedians, and an amazingly awesome audience- YOU! 

WHY: Comedians bring their best sets and support a super cause at fantastically hilarious shows. You will want to catch March Comedy Madness!

     "It's anybody's game," said event founder and organizer Josh Filipowski. "Pros and amateurs alike may have a solid start in the first rounds, but it's the more seasoned comedians who shine in later rounds. We always crown a worthy champ."

     “Top comedians face off.” – NBC's Today in LA

     “Comedians walked on stage and delivered their best.” – The New York Times

     "Brings respectability back to comedy competitions." – STAGE TIME Magazine

          TO BENEFIT The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the world’s leading donor-supported organization dedicated to finding the causes, improved treatments and cures for mental illnesses. The Foundation funds research across a broad range of mental illnesses including addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD and schizophrenia. 100% of donor contributions for research are invested in research grants. I invite you to visit their website at to learn more about the Foundation and its scientist grantees.

THANK YOU for supporting us in our battle against mental illness and for better mental health for all.

Laughter and Love,

Josh Filipowski, Producer and Ref


Like 2 Laugh Productions, Hilarity Since 2003 

  • Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded more than $408 million to fund more than 5,900 grants to more than 4,800 scientists around the world.

  • According to the Rand Corporation, BBRF is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.

  • The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

  • 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants.

  • The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including a Nobel Prizewinner and chairs of psychiatric departments.

  • Learn more about the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.