News: Finalists Announced for 99 Club Female & Non-Binary Comedians’ Bursary Showcase 2019

The finalists have been announced for the 99 Club Female & Non-Binary Comedians’ Bursary Showcase 2019.
The show takes place on Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 8pm at 99 Club Leicester Square. Last year's joint winners Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart will be appearing as host and headliner respectivelyAfter receiving the bursary Sarah was nominated Best Newcomer at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards and appeared on Comedy Central's Roast Battle & ITV2's Standup Sketch Show while Catherine went on to appear on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, Standup Sketch Show & The Mash Report.
Two of this year's finalists taking their debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe below will each receive an award of £500:
Helen Bauer - taking "Little Miss Baby Angel Face", tackling the perils of overthinking and being a magnet for drama.
Yuriko Kotani - taking "Somosomo", a show embracing the challenges of cultural differences, specifically relating to her home country of Japan.
Sophie Duker - taking "Venus", an unconventional journey of woke self-discovery.
Janine Harouni - taking "Stand Up With Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)", a show about reconciling difference and standing up for your beliefs.
Emily Woods - taking an as yet untitled show about the difficulties of navigating sexual conquests through CityMapper and moving across the world at the age of 18.
The panel of judges will include  Hollie Ebdon (Ebdon Management), Steve Bennett (Chortle), Hannah Martin (PBJ Management), Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard/Beyond The joke), James Woroniecki (Creative Director of The 99 Club) and acclaimed comedian Desiree Burch (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, QI).
For full details of the night, check our website: Buy tickets here.
Pictured: 2018 winners Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart

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