YouTube Video Wins TurboTax Laugh Contest
San Diego (April 2, 2008)
By WebCPA staff
Austin, Texas-based attorney John Ramsey had the last laugh, winning a $10,000 prize in Intuit's TurboTax TaxLaugh contest with a series of tax jokes.
As part of the prize, Ramsey will open for comedian Jay Mohr of the TV series "Last Comic Standing" at the Southern California comedy club, the Improv. Mohr hosted the contest, which solicited videos from aspiring comics. The contest received 125 entries. Mohr picked out Ramsey's as the best.
"John Ramsey separated himself from the rest of the comics by simply being the funniest," said Mohr in a statement. "I was thrilled to watch the way John put together his stand-up act for TurboTax. He is a really funny guy and I look forward to meeting him and seeing him perform live."
"When did my mom have time to write the Tax Code?" Ramsey joked in his video. "Her power has some limit, though, because I checked TurboTax and there's no deduction for picture frames and dachshund sweaters."
Ramsey was excited about the opportunity. "It's a great opportunity for me to meet and open up for Jay Mohr," he said. Ramsey has been doing stand-up comedy since 2005 and is currently performing regularly in his home state.
To check out the different videos, go to www.taxlaugh.com. Click on the image below to view Ramsey's winning video.