Semi afterwards

Open Mic hopefuls whittled down

The semi-finalists have been named in the competition billed as Britain's biggest comedy talent hunt.

The Daily Telegraph Open Mic award is hosting six more heats to whittle the contestants down to the finalists who will battle it out at the Edinburgh Festival.

Up for grabs is £2,000, plus the chance to appear at the Melbourne and Montreal comedy festivals.

The full list of those in the penultimate round - and where they will be appearing ­ is:

Warwick University (May 12): Chris Brooker, Claire Campbell, Greg Davies, Neil Delamere, Alexis Dubus, Matt Forde, Steve Hall, Nia Huws, Richard Lewis, Ben Traynor

Swansea University (May 13): Nina Conti, Vicky Frango, Darren Hoskins, Ria Lina, Louis Martin, Steve Mould, Year of the Smudge, Nick Page, Michael Pratt, Steve Williams

Edinburgh University (May 14): Simon Gent, Suzi Hunton, Sarah Ledger, John Matthew Reed, Keara Murphy, Lou Saffire, Ron Teichman, Richard Thomson, Simon Tolson, Colin & Ron

Imperial College (May 16): Matt Blaize, Nik Coppin, Gary Delaney, Jeremy Geake, Caimh McDonnell, Juliet Myers, Tom Price, Stan Stanley, Mark Watson, Starsky Wells

Keele University (May 20): Hils Barker, Jon Briley, Debbie Emmons, Ryan Gough, Joanna Hull, Ian Sainsbury, Sy Thomas, Katie Walsh, Richard Watson, Michael Wing

Aberystwyth University (May 22): James Bench-Capon, Jem Brookes, Graeme Casey, Nat Coombs, Kevin Dewsbury, Louise Stevenson, Paul Kerensa, Jonny Morris, Alex Musson, Boe,

Meanwhile, the Channel 4 backed competition So You Think You're Funny? is still welcoming entrants.

Deadline is June 15, and you can download an application form here.

Published: 9 May 2002

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