Female comics up for Edinburgh bursary | Who will take 99 Club's £500 awards?

Female comics up for Edinburgh bursary

Who will take 99 Club's £500 awards?

The finalists have been announced for the comedians up for the £500 bursaries that London’s 99 Club is offering to female comedians heading to Edinburgh.

They are:

  • Adele Cliff - taking Sheep to Edinburgh, an hour all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep.
  • Catherine Bohart - taking Immaculate to Edinburgh, about being the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon
  • Jenan Younis - taking The Republic to Edinburgh, about being half Iraqi and half Palestinian and born and raised in Surrey.
  • Olga Koch - taking Fight to Edinburgh, a dissection of the real-life spy drama from her family’s most surreal year.
  • Sarah Keyworth - taking Dark Horse to Edinburgh, about her battle against the expectations of what being a girl means.

The two acts who will receive the £500 award will be chosen at a gig at 99 Club Leicester Square on May 29. 

The MC will be Kiri Pritchard-McLean with headliner Lauren Pattison, pictured, who won last year’s bursary and went on to be nominated for Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Judges will include Chortle’s Steve Bennett, Bruce Dessau of the London Evening Standard and agent Hollie Ebdon  and Sophie Chapman.

Published: 18 May 2018

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