ATTENTION: Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional is less than one week away. Get your tickets for February 9, 2019 at The Buckhead Theater by clicking here.

AFAP is a stand-up comedy competition featuring hilarious apartment professionals from various management companies. These funny people compete live on-stage in front of 700+ industry leaders to find out who is Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional.

“We always preach to students that the multifamily industry is the best place to start your career because of its people,” GAAF coordinator Lisa Russo said. “This event showcasing the funniest professionals in our field is such a great way to attract new talent.”


Our industry is overflowing with incredibly talented people,” Atlanta Apartment Association vice president Russ Webb said. “This will easily be one of the most memorable nights in Atlanta apartment history.”

AFAP is a proud fundraiser for Georgia Apartment Association Foundation.

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone involved who helped us make this inaugural event a huge success. We look forward to many years of laughing together!


The Buckhead Theater

Saturday, February 9, 2019

6:00-7:00 pm – VIP Dinner and Networking/Socializing
7:00 pm – Doors Open
7:30-9:00 pm – SHOWTIME!
9:00-10:30 pm – *Post Show Networking/Socializing
*This hour is the ‘Magic Hour’ filled with excitement


Humor Wins produces this event working closely with performers and sponsors to create one of the most memorable nights for Atlanta’s apartment community.

All OM contestants are sponsored.
– Make this wise investment in your team and one of your star associates.
– Or we can help pair OM contestants with vendor sponsors.

The OM then selects their ‘office comedian.’
– Most people say, “Oh, we know exactly who should do this show!”
– Don’t be surprised to find ‘performing stand-up’ on many people’s bucket list.
– And don’t keep all that talent contained in your office… share it with the industry.

Humor Wins then works directly with the performers to develop and rehearse their material. We have professional writers from Comedy Central, Conan, etc. strengthen and refine the performers’ jokes.
– We follow our ‘Humor Rules’ to ensure that all comedy is corporate appropriate for the apartment community, the individuals and sponsors involved.

Humor Wins does all the heavy lifting

Humor Wins produces a professional comedy show and handles the entire event, including:

– Coordination between sponsors and management companies
– Venue procurement
– Professional photography and video
– Professional comedy writing and coaching the performers
– Marketing materials
– Logos placed on banners in red carpet area
– Providing a professional MC and closing comedian

and much more


Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional is PERSONALLY & DIRECTLY promoted to:

10,000+ apartment professionals
2,000+ active OM employees
1,000+ personal invitations
700+ attendees to the show

We have a social hour before and after the comedy show to capitalize on the excitement of the night.

This event is marketed to the entire apartment industry before, during and after the event using:

– Promotional posters
– Social media
– Websites
– Word-of-mouth

And video of the event with company sponsor logos.



AFAP is your chance to perform stand-up comedy in front of a very friendly audience using professional comedy writers. Your performance is four-to-five minutes long and the audiences are so happy to see their peers on stage that if your joke is a four, they respond with like it’s a seven. We promise, this will be one of the best nights of your life.

If you win, you get prize money and a trophy that shows you are Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional. Either way, you will accomplish something amazing that most people only dream about


AFAP is a high-energy evening designed to bring your whole team together. Imagine you, your colleagues, and/or your clients spending an evening eating, drinking and laughing together. You want your company to be represented by one of the ten (10) performers entertaining them.

Even without having your own performer, you want to show your people a good time doing something different and exciting.

Trophies are given to the performer, their sponsor, and their OM. You can proudly display this trophy in your office to let everyone know you have Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional.


Grabbing the attention of the apartment community requires ideas that are truly unique, fun and fresh.

Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional is an opportunity for sponsors to make a high impact with management companies by providing them one of the most memorable nights in their company’s history. Sponsor this event and you will have personal assistance throughout to ensure maximum return on your investment. Dozens of prominent companies are already on board, are you?


GAAF supports the entire apartment industry, and this event supports GAAF.

One of our goals for this exciting evening is to build ‘Community Through Comedy’ because…

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”
– Victor Borge

“Laughter destroys any kind of system of dividing people.”
– John Cleese

“The moment a person laughs, they are never more themselves.”
– George Carlin


FACT: Laughter creates a positive emotional connection to your brand.

Sponsoring ‘Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional’ gives you a highly-impactful positive brand association by giving your clients and prospects an amazing night of eats, drinks & laughs.


You are the backbone of AFAP! All participating OMs greatly appreciate all Performer Package sponsors because you are supporting the entire event which helps you deepen the relationship with all participating OMs.

Whether you are a management company looking for a fun team event to support one of your stars, or an industry vendor looking to deepen a partnership with an existing client, this unique package provides the best ROI of any sponsorship that’s come before it. There are many other ways to sponsor, but take a hard look at this opportunity first.

Sponsors have one performer from an OM:

– All promotions for that performer says ‘Presented by (sponsor).’
– Logo on display during contestant’s performance.

– Seat signage as ‘Table sponsored by (Sponsor).’
– Full-page ad in the playbill showcasing Sponsor and their performer.
– Professional comedy posters are sent to participating OMs, vendors, & apartment communities and displayed in the months leading up to the event.
– See a picture of the Performer Poster here.
– Social media:
– Multi-platform and fully customized.
– Before, during and after the event.
– Sponsor’s logo is included in all media promoting performers.
– Sponsor recognition from the stage.
– Pictures and video from the event & a group photo on stage.
– Opportunity to provide one promotional item in the gift bag.
– A chance to win trophy and bragging rights for:
– ‘Atlanta’s Funniest Apartment Professional’
– Trophy is given to performer, OM and sponsor
– First right of refusal for following year.

For further sponsorship opportunities, please contact us here.


Marshall Chiles:

– Owner, Laughing Skull Lounge and Humor Wins
– Owner/Producer, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
– Performed over 1000 comedy shows
– Entrepreneur

Author of “Your Presentation is a Joke: Using Humor To Maximize Your Impact”

Paul Ollinger:

– Former VP, West Coast Sales at Facebook
– 600+ comedy performances
– Writer for Huffington Post Comedy
– Entrepreneur

Author of “You Should Totally Get an MBA: A Comedian’s Guide to Top U.S. Business Schools”


Jeremy Mesi

Jeremy is a partner at Grassco Landscape Management & volunteers on multiple committees for AAA. Grassco has been an active member of the apartment community since 1990 and is on a mission to exceed expectations & strengthen relationships. Jeremy is also an accomplished stand-up comedian who performs hundreds of shows each year. Learn more at and


Lisa Russo

Lisa Russo is the Workforce Development Manager at the Atlanta Apartment Association and
currently runs the Georgia Apartment Association Foundation (GAAF) and Service Training
Academy, which focuses on creating a pipeline of talent within the multifamily industry. During
her work with GAAF, Lisa has been recognized as a strategic partner by the Georgia Department of Education, workforce organizations and career readiness programs.

Learn more at


“The 22Laughs comedy show produced by Humor Wins was the best events in our company’s history.”


The ‘Laugh Your Ads Off’ comedy show produced by Humor Wins made for a really fun night that showcased our talent and brought the entire team closer together. We liked it so much, we are doing our 3rd one August 2018!”

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