Chortle Student Comedy Award 2019 | Where are the heats being held?

Chortle Student Comedy Award 2019

Where are the heats being held?

Entries have now closed for this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award - but you can still come out and support the next generation of cmics at our nationwide heats

Our search for the next generation of comedy talent will take us to 12 universities from St Andrew’s to Cardiff, Salford to Southampton, where our heats kick off on February 18.

Over the past 15 years of the competition, finalists have included Joe Lycett, Iain Stirling, Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Adam Hess, Phil Wang, Tom Rosenthal, Lauren Pattison, Ed Gamble and last year’s winner, Bexie Archer, pictured.

Up for grabs is a £1,000 first prize and the kudos that winning carries, while all the finalists appear at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk in July.

The entry form is below, and all applicants must be aware of the terms and conditions.


The 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 18: Southampton

The Bridge
University of Southampton
University Road

Start time: 8pm
MC: Rich Wilson

February 21: Warwick

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

Start time: 8pm
Ticket prices: £7 (£5 students, £4 comedy soc members)

February 25: Newcastle

 The Holy Hobo
Jesmond Three Sixty
Newcastle Upon Tyne
MC: Rahul Kholi

February 26: St Andrews

St Andrews Students Association
St Mary's Place
St Andrews
KY16 9UZ

MC: Julia Sutherland

February 27: Glasgow

14 Drury Street
G2 5AA

MC: Julia Sutherland
Gig starts:  8.30pm
Admission: £3

February 28: Cardiff

Flute and Tankard
4 Windsor Place
CF10 3BX

MC: Sarah Breese

March 4: London QMUL

 Drapers Bar and Kitchen
17 Godward Square
London E1 4FZ  

Tickets: £5 (£2 concs)

MC: Rich Wilson

March 6: Bristol

University of Bristol Students' Union
The Richmond Building,
105 Queens Road

MC: Rich Wilson

March 7: York

The Courtyard
Derwent College
Innovation Way
York YO10 5DD

MC: Rich Wilson

March 11: Lincoln

The Platform
The Engine Shed
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

MC: Matt Stellingworth

March 14: London Goldsmiths

 Goldsmiths Students' Union
Dixon Road
New Cross
London SE14 6NW


March 19: Salford

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

MC: Rich Wilson
7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Tickets: £5 (£3 concs) available here.

Published: 4 Feb 2019

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