Ireland's RTE launches new comedy competition | €1,000 up for grabs

Ireland's RTE launches new comedy competition

€1,000 up for grabs

Irish broadcaster RTE has launched a hunt for  new stand-up talent.

The winner of the competition, being run on Ray D'Arcy's TV and radio shows, will get €1,000 plus the opportunity to develop an online comedy pilot.

Entrants must be an Irish citizen or legally resident in Ireland with less than two years’ circuit experience.

Hopefuls should send in a short video, and the best will appear at three national heats, before leading to a final showdown on D’Arcy's show on RTÉ 1. 

Click here for more details. Deadline is October 25.

Published: 14 Oct 2019

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