Entries open for So You Think You’re Funny? 2022 | Longest-running new act final bolsters its prize package, too

Entries open for So You Think You’re Funny? 2022

Longest-running new act final bolsters its prize package, too

Entries have opened for this year’s So You Think You’re Funny? – the 34th year of comedy’s longest-running new act competition.

Thirty heats will take place virtually in partnership with comedy clubs across the UK, as with last year’s contest, with the later stages and the final taking place in person at the Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Fringe.

In a statement, the venue’s directors Karen and Katy Koren said: ‘We are delighted to launch this year’s competition to find brand new comedy talent from across the UK despite the ongoing difficulties the comedy industry is still facing.

‘This year we’re excited to announce new prizes as part of the competition which  will give winners and finalists incredible opportunities to master their comedy craft at some of the best venues and festivals in the country. We’re also thrilled to be partnering with some of the best comedy venues from across the country again to host our virtual showcases.’

As well as a cash prize, the winner will get a slot on the comedy stage at the Latitude festival, paid gigs at Glee Birmingham and the Boat Show in London; a recording of their debut solo show that will be streamed on NextUp as well a run at the Gilded Balloon; headshots from top photographer Steve Ullathorne and mentorship from the Korens and competition producer Julia Chamberlain

Previous winners call Aisling Bea, Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, Tommy Tiernan, Romesh Ranganathan, David O’Doherty, Tom Allen, Maisie Adam and last year’s victor Omar Badawy.

Entries are now open here.

» All previous So You Think You’re Funny? finalists

Published: 7 Jan 2022

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