Comedy college

Hunt for best student comic begins

Chortle’s hunt for the best student comic in Britain kicks off this weekend.

Scores of comics from around the country have entered the competition, with six regional heats taking place over the coming weeks.

The first takes place in King’s College London, on Sunday; followed by shows at Manchester on Monday and Coventry’s Warwick University on Tuesday.

Further heats in Bath, St Andrews and another in London take place later in the month.

Details of the shows, which are open to the public, are:

Kings College, London Bridge
February 6 and 23
8pm. £5
MCs: Jarred Christmas (6th), Al Picther (23rd)

The Cellar, Manchester Uni
February 7
MC: Dan Nightingale

The Cooler. Warwick Uni
Ferbuary 8
£5 (£4.40 NUS, £3.50 for comedy society members)
MC: Gary Delaney

February 14

Details To be announced

Published: 16 Jan 2005

Today's comedy-on demand picks


The UK's longest-running improv team are putting a show online for the very first time since they started in 1985. They will be live-stream an hour of Sunday night footage from their archives from 7.30pm.

The line-up will feature Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey Josie Lawrence, Lee Simpson and Andy Smart.

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... including Andrew Maxwell Breaks The Internet and a streamed version of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe curio Panopticon, from the Consignia sketch group.

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