7th November 2018
After ten heats of our new act competition Get-Up, Stand-Up, the 120 acts who qualified for those heats have been whittled down to 36 for the three November semi-finals (see line-ups below). Each act will perform their best 5 minute set and three from each will go through to the final.
Big thanks to professional comedians Mike Gunn, Mark Simmons, Susan Murray, Amir Khoshsokhan and Ben Clover for their judging prowess during the heats. We think professional comedians are best-placed to judge comedy and that ethos will continue in the semi-finals and the final where we have Mike Gunn, Mark Simmons, Lost Voice Guy and the legendary Bobby Davro lined up already, with more to be confirmed…
So here are the semi-final lineups, all being held at The Stand-Up Club in Piccadilly. Tickets are £5 in advance, £7 on the door…
Monday 12 November: 7.30pm – TICKETS
Bennet Kavanah, Jenny Laville, Greg Faulkner, Andrew White, Fiona Ridgewell, Anthony Ayton, Flora Anderson, Elroy Welsh, Martin Durchov, Klaus White, Sally Firth, David Hoare. MC Andy Stedman, Professional Judges: BOBBY DAVRO and MARK SIMMONS
Tuesday 20 November: 7.30pm – TICKETS
Joshua Robertson, Davina Bentley, Currer Ball, Sam Lake, Rich Spalding, Wilson Milton, Janine Young, Rob Oldham, Sarah Lee, Ali Woods, Vivienne Kay, Kathryn Mather. MC Andy Stedman, Professional Judges: MIKE GUNN & TBC
Monday 26 November: 7.30pm – TICKETS
Trevor Bickles, Lily Phillips, Toussaint Douglass, Geoff Alderman, Cordelia Graham, Martin Wratten, Josh Baulf, John Meagher, Rosie Holt, Yumna Mohamed, Laura McMahon, Josh Massen. MC Andy Stedman, Professional Judges: CHARMIAN HUGHES + TBC
The final (prize worth £1000 for the winner) is being held on Saturday 29 December, with a headline set by Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy who will also be one of the judges. Tickets are now available for this fab night.
Each heat is a great chance to see 12 upcoming acts do short sets, so please come and support them and have your say too, as 20% of the score is down to audience reaction and a vote.
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