In 2018, we were honoured to be asked to organise the first ever £10,001 Petfringe Comedian Of The Year. Over 850 comedians entered (ranging from newbies to top headliners on the circuit), 54 were chosen for the heats and 9 qualified for the final. The eventual winner of this potentially career-changing £10,001 – the biggest single cash prize in UK comedy – was Simon Lomas.
In 2019 we are growing the competition, with 12 heats around England and Wales plus a new semi-final stage for acts to get through before the Grand Final at Petfringe in Petworth on Sat 6 July. (or a full list of heats and contestants please go to the Petfringe website). The Stand-Up Club are delighted to be hosting 2 heats and a semi-final at our flagship London venue, The Comedy Pub, in the heart of London’s West End. As always with London heats, the line-ups are strong both will be amazing nights. That’s not to mention the semi-final in June…
In each heat nine acts do their best ten minute set, so you get to see nine professional acts trying their best to absolutely smash it and qualify for the next round. Judging is done by professional comedians and good comedy industry people, plus you – the audience. Not only will one of the judging categories be audience reaction, but you will also be asked to choose your top 3 acts of the night in the form of a voting slip. You can have your say in who gets closer to that ten grand prize!
So get these dates in your diary, and even better buy your tickets now as these shows will sell out. For more info on (including who is competing) please check out the event page for each
See you there!