A degree of success

Chortle's hunt for best student comic

Chortle has launched a search for the best student stand-up in Britain.

Undergraduates and graduates at universities and colleges across the country are eligible to enter the contest, which it is hoped will become an annual event.

The winner will receive a trophy, a couple of paid gigs, and the kudos associated with winnng the Chortle Student Comic 2004 title.

The final will be held in Coventry's Warwick Unviersity on February 24, the day after Chortle hands out its awards for professional comedians, in conjunction with the comedy society there.

Comic hopefuls can apply direct using the form below, or via their comedy society - if you have one. The only stipulation is that you are in full-time education and performing five minutes of material that is your own.

Chortle editor Steve Bennett said: "Most people's first experience of live comedy comes from touring stand-ups visiting their university - and it often inspires students to have a go themselves.

"Hopefully, this award will provide a focus for that talent. We're looking to find the comedy stars of the future, and give the winner a leg up on the very competitive stand-up circuit."

Closing date for entries is February 12, and for more information, visit the Warwick University Comedy Society website, or email Stacy Squib at dj_petana@hotmail.com



Your name

Stage name (if different)

University, course and year

Contact number

Your email:

A brief description of your act. What style is your delivery and material?

Brief gig history, including any competitions won or nominated in

Referees: One or two people, eg union ents officers, who can vouch for your talents

Published: 27 Jan 2004

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