Chortle Student Comedy Award 2018 | Competition now open!

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2018

Competition now open!

Entries have now closed for this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award.

We will be visiting 12 universities from Aberdeen to Cardiff, Salford to Southampton, to seek out the best new student talent, kicking off in Warwick university on February 22.

Over the past 14 years of the competition, finalists have included Joe Lycett, Iain Stirling, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Adam Hess, Phil Wang, Tom Rosenthal, Lauren Pattison and Ed Gamble.

Come and see the future of comedy at one of our  heats:

Unless otherwise stated, all shows start at 8pm with doors at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £3 for students and £5 for everyone else. Tickets will be available on the door.

February 22: Coventry

The Copper Rooms
Warwick Students' Union
The University of Warwick
University Road
Coventry CV4 7AL

Tickets: £7 (£5 students, £4 comedy soc members)

MC: Ian Boldsworth

February 26: Lincoln

The Platform
The Engine Shed
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS

Gig starts: 7.30pm, doors 7pm
MC Matt Stellingwerf

February 27: Reading

Cafe Mondial
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6UR

MC Rich Wilson

February 28: Cardiff

The Big Top
10 Feet Tall
11a-12 Church Street
Cardiff CF10 1BG

MC Mark Olver

March 4: London audition

This is a gig that won't be open to the public, and is an extra step before the heats. If we are oversubscribed, especially for the main London heat, newer acts will be invited to perform three minutes here to earn a place in that show.

March 6: London

The Griff Inn Bar and Kitchen
BLSA Building
Newark Street
E1 2AT

March 7: Newcastle

The Trent House
1-2 Leazes Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne

MC: Rahul Kholi

March 8: York

The Courtyard
Derwent College
University of York
Innovation Way
York YO10 5DD


March 12: Southampton

The Bridge
University of Southampton Students' Union
University Road
Hampshire SO17 1BJ


March 13: Salford

Adelphi Studio Theatre
New Adelphi Building
University of Salford
University Road
Salford M5 4WT

MC: Katie Mulgrew


March 15: Bristol

AR2 Anson Rooms Bar
University of Bristol Students' Union,
The Richmond Building
105 Queens Road,
Bristol BS8 1LN

MC Rich Wilson

March 20: Glasgow

Jim's Bar
Queen Margaret Union
University of Glasgow
22 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QN

MC Scott Agnew


Published: 1 Feb 2018

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