Which would make a better stand-up comedian: a warrior or a bear? The warrior would have great stories to tell from countless battles. On the other hand, the bear has an instinctual rage that could translate into hilarious rants about the world around him.

The Laugh Factory, for the second year running, will try to answer this question as they pit the USC Trojans against the UCLA Bruins. Student comics from each campus have auditioned to make it to the Laugh Factory stage and fight for this year’s Laugh Bowl trophy.

Ten of the best comedians from each school were voted on at the Laugh Factory Web site. The top six picked from each school will perform in the Jan. 13 semifinals at the Laugh Factory Hollywood. The winner of the whole shebang will get coaching from Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada and get the chance to perform in a MTV comedy showcase. Of course, they will get the bragging rights for their school as “College Campus with the Best Sense of Humor.”

USC is the reigning champ from the first Laugh Bowl – this means UCLA needs to step it up if they want to take the title. You can support your school by attending the semifinal comedy throwdown to give encouragement to your fellow Trojans or Bruins. You can judge the hilarity along with a panel of professional comedians. The semifinalists will then go up for a vote again online, where you will pick the four finalists to duke it out next month. If you’re looking for a way to show your school is the best off the field, then take your school pride to this fun and funny event happening at the World Famous Laugh Factory.

For more information, visit laughfactory.com.