But first! A bit more on what made me choose each of these selections and why I thought they were rather hilarious.
I have to say, I’m glad there were a range of entries to choose from because each finalists approached the whole making the funny thing a little differently.
Hillsy’s entry has a brazen charm, and I enjoyed the pace, as well as the disconnect of someone working in an official capacity being completely rude and insulting (which the reporters seemed to largely be taking in stride).
Tim Roast got me with the hilarity of the ant asking him to avenge his death.
dcamardo felt really effortlessly written (though I’m sure a lot of work went into it), and had a great rhythm. The contrast between the seriousness of the receptionist and the name Mr. Snugglymuffin was played to great effect.
Kevin’s made good use of voice and a seriously over-the-top (and yet loveable) character.
And Alison Coffey also had a very strong voice and subtle humor. The narrative has great flow and is seriously engaging.
But in the end? There can be only one winner of a partial critique and ARC of JACOB WONDERBAR FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE!
Hillsy and finalists, please contact me for your prizes. And thanks so much to everyone for entering, this was truly one of our best contests yet.