Who's in the 2019 Chortle Student Comedy Award final? | Last places revealed

Who's in the 2019 Chortle Student Comedy Award final?

Last places revealed

The last finalists in this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award were named at the second semi in London last night

Going through to the final at the Edinburgh Fringe are:

  • Dan Allum-Gruselle, 22, an international relations student at Exeter who says his comedy is ‘in the sweet spot between confrontational and offbeat’.
  • Observational comedian Emman Idama, 27, who is doing a business studies degree at Technological University Dublin
  • Tom Short, a 29-year-old who combines clowning with alternative comedy and who is studying for a masters in contemporary performance practice at Salford
  • Tim Thompson, a 25-year-old studying for a Masters in comparative social policy at Oxford University, who describes his material as ‘self-involved jokes about mental health and traditionally sad things’.

They join last week’s winning semi-finalists:

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  • Erika Ehler, a 21-year-old comedy writing & performance student at Salford university, who describes her comedy as ‘deadpan and dark’. 
  • Finlay Christie, 19, who is studying language and culture at University College London 
  • Mamoun Elagab, a 23-year-old politics student at Goldsmiths who has previously been in the final of the BBC New Comedy Award and will be taking part in the Pleasance Reserve at this year’s Fringe.
  • Rosa Handscomb, 20, from Lancashire, an English and classical studies undergraduate at Bristol, who uses a saxophone in her set.

Tickets to the final, in Pleasance One at the Edinburgh Fringe at 10.15pm on August 12, are available here. The show will again be hosted by Mark Watson.

The finalists will also perform a showcase gig at the Latitude festival in Suffolk on the weekend of July

Published: 21 May 2019

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