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Open Mic panel announced

Mackenzie Crook, Simon Day and Dave Gorman have been named as the judges in one of the biggest hunts for new comedy talent.

The trio will assess the up-and-coming comics at the final of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition in Edinburgh on August 20.

Telegraph deputy editor Sarah Sands completes the panel for the show, which will be compered by Chris Addison.

The winner receives £2,000, a string of bookings at university gigs and the chance to perfrorm at comedy festivals in Melbourne and Montreal.

Those vying for the title this year are Hils Barker, James Bench-Capon, Gary Delaney, Steve Hall, Paul Kerensa, Ria Lina, Matthew Reed, Stan Stanley, Mark Watson and Katie Walsh.

The Office star Crook is also hosting the Wilkinson Sword comedy competition on the Fringe.

Published: 7 Aug 2002

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