Ton Johnson

Comedian Ton Johnson holding a trophy in a black shirt and jacket

Wednesday nights at Comedy on State are typically reserved for The Mic on State,” one of the country’s largest open-mics with 20 comedians doing stand-up in front of a live audience.

But during April, things change a bit as each Wednesday is for the annual Madison’s Funniest Comic competition, which started in 2010. This year, 72 comics from all over Wisconsin participated. Milwaukee-based comic Ton Johnson won the competition and Eric Smith of Milwaukee took home second place. Jared Porter, a Madison-based comic, came in third.