Chortle Student Award 2024: Watch the entrants from week one | First three semi-finalists named

Chortle Student Award 2024: Watch the entrants from week one

First three semi-finalists named

Here are all the competitors at the first three heats of the Chortle Student Comedy Award held last week.

The Edinburgh heat at Monkey Barrel was  won by Jade Kelly, 29, who is studying a postgraduate diploma in education at Edinburgh University and describes her comedy as ‘a mixture of storytelling and making a fool of boys in the front row’.

The Newcastle heat at Alphabetti Theatre was won by Jack Simmonds, a 24-year-old criminology PhD student at Durham University.

And in St Andrews last night, James Clark – a 22-year-old maths and physics student there – went through to the semi-finals.

Our next heat is at Aces And Eights in Tufnell Park, North London, on Monday. Tickets

Edinburgh heat

WINNER: Jade Kelly

Asher Learmonth

Dominic Caira

Fin Laing

Lucas Lyell

Maggie Johnson

Matilda Axon

Murdo MacNamee

Paul McHugh

Roddy Gordon

Tasha Mott

Newcastle heat

Winner: Jack Simmonds

Anna West

Bea Bennett

Ben Bradley

Eli Fuller

Enna Youles

Fran Best

Jamie Smyth 

Josh Angel

St Andrews heat

Winner: James Clark 

Kai Maddocks 

Kristina Hnizdilova

Kyle Gray 

Marcus Elizondo-Darwin

Mark Toner

Nour Martinez 


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Published: 23 Feb 2024

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