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44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton. BN1 1UN

Komedia New Comedy Award 2024



Applications for KNCA are now closed.


Komedia – repeatedly voted Best Comedy Venue in the South (Chortle) and ‘Comic Boom’ comedy club have been nurturing award winning comedians, from their first ever gigs to being on the TV, and international tours. Victoria Nangle is an Arts Journalist specialising in comedy for over 18 years.


You get to be Komedia New Act of the Year! Plus there’s a prize!


A fab award to put on your mantelpiece, a bottle of fizz, plus a spot at Comic Boom comedy club.


From all over the comedy industry – comedians, agents, professional club bookers, critics…


Hosted by some very snazzy MCs on Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th January, and 6th February 2024, with the Final on Thursday 15th February 2024.



You missed applying for 2024, you can apply for 2025 later this year…


To enter you need (incomplete or illegible applications will automatically be rejected):

  • 7 minutes (minimum) of your own original stand-up comedy material.
  • To have been doing stand-up for less than 3 years but you must be gigging regularly (open mic is fine).
  • Not currently being booked for paid 20 minute spots. No TV or radio contracts in place.
  • A video (not audio) clip (youtube links only) of you performing a 7 minute (up to 10 minute max) set of your own material in front of an audience at a comedy night.
  • You must have ownership and copyright of the clip. It’s fine if your clip is filmed on a mobile phone, just make sure you’re visible and audible. And that you’ve uploaded clip to youtube.
  • A high-res promo photo that you own. You must be over 18 to enter this competition.

Our judges will choose who goes through to a semi-final heat from submitted video clips.

We can only contact you if we can offer you a place in a semi-final heat. This will be by November 24th 2023. The judge’s decisions are final. Komedia may use semi-finalist’s clips, photographs and biogs for promotional purposes. Please don’t enter this competition if you’re not happy with this.

What people are saying...

Great time, bar staff were amazing. First time here and will definitely be back. Have been to many comedy clubs in Brighton and this has been the best so far!

Amazing experience with the Komedia staff. They have gone above and beyond to cater for my disabilities at a show on June 5th, making sure I am seated correctly and can easily access the area. Very rare experience nowadays. Thank you again for all your help!

Just the best place if you like comedy. The food is great, the show room cozy and personable. Excellent atmosphere every time. An amazing place to watch a live show. Highly recommended!

Always something interesting happening at Komedia. Probably the venue I find myself at most frequently due to the eclectic mix of acts, comedy, music, club nights, cabaret and random silliness! Feels like the heart of Brighton!

I had not been to this venue before and I have to say that I was very impressed… All the staff I encountered were friendly, helpful and cheerful. I will certainly return!!

This venue’s accessibility information on their website is outstanding. As an autistic wheelchair user it was so amazing to be able to see the layout/3D view of the whole venue… If more venues followed Komedia’s example the world would be a much better place!

We came here on the night of Brighton pride and had an amazing time. Lovely, clean venue with really friendly staff and saw it was clearly accessible.

Such a unique place you have such variety, they are really good at accommodating for the disabled. I loved the drag on a bus, 80’s night and more!! I keep coming back so they are doing something right.

I am happy to say that the customer service replied to my enquiry very quickly. They also have been very helpful and understanding.

Great show with great drinks and food – a fab Friday night, 100% recommend!

Always a fantastic night out! So great to be introduced to new comics with many many laughs throughout the evening

so much fun, comedy night was a right laugh, good drinks and food, fair prices

Comic Boom Comedy Club Brighton Thursday 25th July 2024
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