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The Road 2 Oddball begins...with you!

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The brains behind Funny or Die announced today the details of the Road 2 Oddball comedy contest, which will ultimately give one aspiring comedian the chance of a lifetime.

In the fall of 2013, the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival kicked off with comedian Dave Chappelle’s much-awaited return to the stage, along with performances from comedic heavyweights Jeffrey Ross, Al Madrigal, Demitri Martin, Jim Jefferies and more. The festival was a hugely successful tour, leaving many to wonder if comedy fans would get to see the Oddball Festival on an annual basis.

And it’s official – there most certainly will be an Oddball Fest 2 (sponsored by Redd’s Apple Ale), which is slated to launch sometime around August. Just when you think it can’t get any cooler than it already is, guess again. The amazing folks over at Funny or Die are throwing down the comedic gauntlet to let you have a shot of actually being in this year’s festival with the Road 2 Oddball contest.

That’s right – you.

If you think you’ve got the skills necessary to land yourself on stage at the 2014 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head on over to the Road 2 Oddball website.
  2. Upload your video after reading the contest rules.
  3. Tell all your friends what a cool thing you just did.
  4. Beg said friends to vote for you above all others.
  5. Maybe, just maybe, get selected as one of fifteen finalists.

Each selected finalist will have the opportunity to perform in their own city when the Road 2 Oddball rolls through, as well having the chance to perform as a feature act for Brody Stevens, Howard Kremer, and Adam Clayton-Holland. One winner will be selected to join the Oddball Festival for its entire North American tour!

Boston's own finalists will throw down on Sunday, May 18 at Johnny D's in Somerville.

If you don’t have a submission-ready video, what are you waiting for? You can’t win the contest without one, so perhaps now’s the time to finally get off the couch and record that set. Voting officially begins on March 26 at 8:59 a.m. PT and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on April 25, 2014. All video submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on April 25, 2014.

Good luck getting on the Road 2 Oddball!

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