Chortle Student Comedy Award heats | Details of the 12 gigs around the UK and Ireland

Chortle Student Comedy Award heats

Details of the 12 gigs around the UK and Ireland

Heats start soon for this year's Chortle Student Comedy Award – the 20th year we have run this prestigious competition.

Twelve heats will be held across the UK and Ireland in the next two months, ahead of a semi-final and final, where the 2024 winner will be crowned, and take home the £1,000 first prize.

The runner-up will receive £250, while all finalists will once again be showcased in the Comedy Arena at the Latitude Festival – gracing the same stage as Jo Brand and Sara Pascoe – when it returns to Henham Park in Suffolk on July 25 to 28.

Previous winners have included Joe Lycett, Jamali Maddix and Phil Wang – with the likes of Ed Gamble, Chris Ramsey, Laura Lexx, Iain Stirling, Simon Bird, Ania Magliano, Tim Renkow and Tom Rosenthal as finalists.

On winning last year, Riki Msindo said:  ‘It was so much fun. I was a fan of comedy first so just being able to watch such a great final was incredible. The best part was performing  with so many talented and hilarious people, who I'm sure I will be friends with for life.’

Tuesday February 20: Edinburgh 

Monkey Barrel
9-12 Blair Street
Edinburgh EH1 1QR

8pm. Tickets.

MC: Rosco McLelland

Wednesday February 21: Newcastle 

Alphabetti Theatre
St. James' Boulevard
Newcastle
NE1 4HP

8.45pm - note late start time. Tickets.

MC: Lauren Pattison

Thursday February 22: St Andrews

Sandy’s Bar
Student Association
University of St Andrews
St Mary's Place
St Andrews 
Fife KY16 9UZ

7.15pm - note early start time. Tickets

Monday February 26: London heat 1

Aces And Eights 
156-158 Fortess Road
Tuffnell Park
London  NW5 2HP

8pm. Tickets

MC: Rich Wilson

Tuesday February 27: York

The Courtayrd Derwent College
Innovation Way
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

8pm. Tickets

MC: Rich Wilson

Wednesday February 28: Salford

New Adelphi Theatre
New Adelphi Building
University of Salford
The Crescent 
Salford M5 4BR

7.30pm. Tickets

MC: Rich Wilson

Thursday February 29: Coventry

Student Union
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry CV4 7AL

8pm. MC: Rich Wilson. Tickets

Sunday March 10: Bristol 

Comedy Den
198 Gloucester Road
Bristol BS7 8NU

7.30pm.  Tickets

MC: Rich Wilson.

Monday March 11: Cardiff

Flute and Tankard
4 Windsor Pace
Cardiff CF10 3BX

8pm.​ Tickets

MC: Rich Wilson

Tuesday March 12: Dublin

Peadar Kearney’s
64 Dame Street
Temple Bar
Dublin D02 RT7

9pm. Note late start time. Tickets.

MC: Emman Idama

Thursday  March 14: London 2nd heat

Aces And Eights 
156-158 Fortess Road
Tuffnell Park 
London  NW5 2HP

8pm. Tickets

MC: Sam Nicoresti

Published: 30 Jan 2024

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