New Comedy Award

Who’s behind it?
Komedia – repeatedly voted best comedy club in the South – and Comic Boom have been nurturing award winning comedians from their first ever gigs to being on the TV and international tours. Victoria Nangle is an experienced well-established comedy critic working across the media.

Why should you enter?
You get to be Komedia New Act of the Year! Plus there’s a prize!

What’s the prize?
A framed winners’ certificate and a fab award to put on your mantelpiece, plus a spot at Comic Boom comedy club.

Who are the judges?
From all over the comedy industry – comedians, agents, professional club bookers, critics…

*The Semi-Finals
Hosted by some very snazzy MCs on Tuesdays 14, 21 & 28 January, and 4 February 2020, with the final on Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Applications open on September 2nd 2019 and close on October 1st 2019.

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

• 7 minutes of your own original stand-up comedy material.

•  Less than 3 years stand up experience but you must be gigging regularly (open mic is fine). This competition is not ideal as a first entry into the comedy business.

• Not currently being booked for paid 20 minute spots. No TV or radio contracts in place.

• A video clip of you performing your own material in front of an audience at a comedy night.

• You must have ownership and copyright of the clip. We cannot accept audio clips. Your clip must be 7-8 minutes in duration. It’s fine if your clip is filmed on a mobile phone, just make sure you’re visible and audible. Initially it must be submitted as a YouTube link but your clip must be filmed using one of the accepted formats specified on the entry form.

• 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 will only contact you if we can offer you a place in a semi-final heat. This will be by November 1st 2019. The judges’ decisions are final. Komedia will use semi-finalists’ clips, photographs and biogs for promotional purposes. Please don’t enter this competition if you’re not happy with this.