Howdy folks. The first (and hopefully not last) Catskills Festival of the Fool will be this upcoming Monday, April 1st. It will start at the Britain Fairgrounds. A full line up of events will be posted in the coming days, but in the meantime... There will be two contests for aspiring comedians, both being fairly straightforward. For the first, each participant is given 6 minutes to complete their own routine (this can be a monologue, or a skit with multiple people or whatever you like). The second is a "Best Joke" contest - you get one chance to make our guest judges laugh, or you are out! Originality is key to both competitions. We ask that all participants keep it (somewhat) tasteful, respecting that there will be a diverse audience. Stay tuned here and on the EM Website for further details.