We are delighted to announce a brand new competition, “GET-UP, STAND-UP”
, aimed at finding the next stars of the live comedy circuit. The Stand-Up Club already curate the “£10,001 Petfringe Comedian Of The Year” competition, which attracts some of the top acts in the country, so this competition is a chance for newer acts to get in on the action and make a name for themselves.
Our main aim is to champion acts who are the funniest and who arguably have the best chance of succeeding on the live circuit. The competition is judged primarily by professional comedians who are out there making people laugh at clubs around the UK and beyond, making them the most qualified people to judge a comedy competition.
“GET-UP, STAND-UP” COMPETITION RULES & FORMAT
- Acts must have been gigging for 5 years or less.
- All material must be original and written by the act performing it
- Ten heats, each with 12 acts, the top 3 in each heat go through to the semi-final.
- Each act will perform a 5 minute set, the order of which will be drawn out of a hat at the start of the night.
- Judging categories will concentrate on writing prowess, performance/delivery of material, and general enjoyability. Random members of the audience will be given voting slips which will account for 25% of the marks.
- All heats, the semi-finals and the Final will take place at The Stand-Up Club in the Comedy Pub, Piccadilly.
- To enter, please fill out the entry form HERE
- Deadline for entry Friday 6 July, 5pm
Heats: Tuesdays, 7.30pm
4, 11, 18, 25; Oct
2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov
Semi-Finals: Tuesdays, 7.30pm
13, 20, 27
FINAL: SATURDAY 29 DECEMBER 8pm
(judges include LOST VOICE GUY who will also be doing a set)
GET-UP, STAND-UP PRIZES
1st Place: £500 cash + paid professional gigs (worth minimum £500)
2nd Place: Paid pro gigs at The Stand-Up Club (worth minimum £500)
3rd Place: Paid pro gigs at The Stand-Up Club (worth minimum £250)
(paid gigs will be offered in 2019)