The Houston’s Funniest Person contest was held in May and June of 2011 at The Laff Spot Comedy Club. The winner that year was Theodore Taylor. Shortly thereafter, The Laff Spot closed on July 3, 2011.
What was to become of the HFP contest? Nobody would know until March of 2012. It was then that the Houston Comedy Union and John Wessling would take control of the event. There were still a lot of questions to be answered. Who could enter? When would it start? How long would it last? And most importantly, where would it take place? On March 6th, all of those questions were answered.