Last night, we attended the search for New York’s Funniest Reporter, presented by the New York Underground Comedy Festival and benefiting the Humane Society. On the plus side: Some of the reporters (or reporterish individuals) were hilarious. But, then again: Some were very much not and watching them was not all that different from cringing at inebriated co-workers during an office Christmas Party.
The highlight was far and away Lauren Sivan, from Fox News, who took home a well-deserved first place trophy for jokes that we cannot repeat here. Homegirl went blue. So we’ll leave it at this: She joked about jobs.
Other contestants included pet lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond (and her dog, whose title is probably very much the same), radio host Cooper Lawrence, the New York Post‘s Robert George, Ellis Henican from Newsday and Fox News and quite possibly “Mad Men,” Newsday‘s Meredith Daniels, and CNN producer Marlaina Schiavo, who was — fun fact — named after a song by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.