Miller Lite Comedy Search

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Miller Lite Comedy
GenreComedy competition
CountryUnited States
ActivityStand-up comedy

The Miller Lite Comedy Search Contest was a nationally known contest which identified up-and-coming comedians in the Chicago metropolitan area as well as nationwide.[1]

Even though the contest was not limited to African-American contestants, the vast majority of those who competed were African-American. Miller Brewing Company usually collaborated with Chicago radio station WGCI-FM to host the event at various venues. Redd Foxx was the host of the event the first year, and later comedians such as Damon Wayans, Eddie Griffin, Mo'Nique and Steve Harvey acted as hosts.

Some past finalists and winners have included:

Mark Reedy was the first winner in 1987,[2] and Craig Frazier won the contest in 1988