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Amundson named 'Next Big Comic'

WORTHINGTON -- On Monday, Cy Amundson was announced as the winner of CMT's "Next Big Comic" contest. Amundson, who now lives in Minneapolis, is the son of Bruce and JoAnn Amundson of Worthington. The CMT contest entailed online voting based on vi...

WORTHINGTON -- On Monday, Cy Amundson was announced as the winner of CMT's "Next Big Comic" contest.

Amundson, who now lives in Minneapolis, is the son of Bruce and JoAnn Amundson of Worthington.

The CMT contest entailed online voting based on video clips from 12 comedians; the field was narrowed down to four finalists.

"Thanks everyone ... who took time to vote and promote me over the last few weeks," said Amundson after the announcement. "It feels incredible to have all that support."

Amundson has been called "one of the most talented young comedians out there" by Dylan Gadino of Punchline magazine and was a winner of the rooftopcomedy.com Silver Nail award for up-and-coming comedian.

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In addition to performing at colleges and clubs across the country, Amundson was a performer at the 2009 Seattle International Comedy Competition and the 2010 Aspen Comedy Festival.

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