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Andrew Santino Wins The New York Times Comedy Challenge But No Cash

Standup Andrew Santino has just been voted the winner of The New York Times 2nd Annual Comedy Challenge, in which six up-and-comers all perform their best jokes and viewers to select a winner. Santino narrowly beat out Last Comic Standing's Carmen Lynch. It's good news for Andrew Santino, even though there's no official prize – cash or otherwise – because The New York Times hates supporting struggling artists.

Do Your Part and Vote for the 'New York Times' Comedy Challenge

The New York Times is holding its 2nd Annual Comedy Challenge this week. Six different comedians each tell their best clean joke, and then voters like you get to pick the winner. Last year, Jim Gaffigan won, with then-unknown Michael Che taking second. This year, Andrew Santino (who's appearing in the latest seasons of The Office and Arrested Development) is in the lead so far, with Last Comic Standing's Carmen Lynch in second. Kate Berlant, Chris DiStefano, David Agyekum, and Jim Tews are also in the mix. Vote now, it's the most important ballot you will have cast in almost a full week.