Chortle Student Awards: Last semi-finalists named | People's Choice and best runner-up places revealed

Chortle Student Awards: Last semi-finalists named

People's Choice and best runner-up places revealed

Rahul Somia has won the People’s Choice place in the semi-finals of this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award.

The 21-year-old is studying chemistry at University College London and took part in the Goldsmiths heat of the competition. Here is some of his set.

We can also today reveal the Judge’s Choice places in the semi-final for the best runners-up across the heats go to:

  • Usama Khan, a mechanical engineering student at Bradford  University who performed in the Warwick heat
  • Abbie Edwards, an English student who performed at the heat in Southampton, where she studies.
  • Robert Preston, a politics and economics student at Leeds who performed in Newcastle
  • Mark Moloney and  Adam Bumstead, who are both studying chemistry at St Andrews, where they performed.
  • Sam Jones, who is studying theatre directing and performance, and  Qumarth Jack, a computer science undergraduate, both from York University, and the York heat.
  • Finlay Christie, who is studying language and culture at University College London and performed in the QMUL heat
  • From the Bristol heat: Rosa Handscombe, who is studying English and Classical Studies there; Emman Idami, who is doing business studies at Technological University Dublin; and Dan Allum-Grosse, who is studying international relations Exeter.
  • And Tom Short, who is studying contemporary performance practice at Salford, who won the heat held there last week.

The semi-finals take place at the Bill Murray in Islington, North London, on May 13 and 20 (Click for tickets to heat 1 and heat 2)

And the final, again hosted by Mark Watson, will be at Pleasance One during the Edinburgh Fringe.

The winner receives £1,000, as well as the leg-up in the business that the title confers.

And here are all the heat winners:

Heat 1: Southampton

Winner: Freya Mallard

Heat 2: Warwick

Winner:Â Calum Walker

Heat 3: Newcastle

Winner:Â Joey Abels

Heat 4: St Andrews

Winner: Gabriel Robinson

Heat 5: Glasgow

Winner: Chrissie Ross

Heat 6: Cardiff

Winner: Tim Thompson

Heat 7: London QMUL

Winners: Jem Braithwaite and Mamoun Elagab

Heat 8:Â Bristol

Winner: Eddie FJ

Heat 9: York

Winner: Grace Sanders

Heat 10: Lincoln

Winner: Adam Al-Janabi

Heat 11: London Goldsmiths

Winner: Alex Petropoulos

Heat 12: Salford

Winner: Erika Ehler

Published: 29 Mar 2019

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