‘Up Next’ Finalist Chris Cubas Readies for New York Comedy Fest Appearance


As we reported last month, Austin comic Chris Cubas advanced in Comedy Central’s Up Next competition and as a result will perform at the New York Comedy Festival on Wednesday night. Cubas will appear on the Comics To Watch  show which features “the best up-and-coming young comedians from across the country.”

In this exclusive clip from Comedy Central, Jonah Ray talks to Cubas who, along with Tone Bell, was one of two finalists from the Florida semifinals.


Beginning November 11th, you can vote for Chris as your “Up Next Fan Favorite” giving him a chance to win $2500, a Comedy Central Records digital release, an appearance on a future Comedy Central series, and more!


mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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