Komedia New Comedy Award 2024

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Applications for KNCA are now closed

Who’s behind it?

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.

Why should you enter?

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

What’s the prize?

A fab award to put on your mantelpiece, a bottle of fizz, 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 16th, 23rd and 30th January, and 6th February 2024, with the Final on Thursday 15th February 2024.

How to enter

Fill in and submit online form (only one per person):

Applications for KNCA are now closed

What you need

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.