News: Entries Open For Amused Moose New Comic Award

Entries have now opened for the Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award.  This annual talent search has discovered stars of the future such as previous winners Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett (pictured), with finalists including Josh Widdicombe, Romesh Ranganathan, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges and Greg Davies.

Hundreds of entries from across the UK and Ireland are expected, with newish comedians and comedy performers submitting a clip of themselves performing stand-up or sketches onstage, which will be viewed online and sifted by illustrious comedy industry panellists across the UK and around the world.

Full details and the entry link are on

After entries close in midJanuary, the highest scoring 50 will perform live in semi finals on Saturdays in February, March and April, hosted by Mark Dolan and Johnny Cochrane, at the Amused Moose SohoHo! venue in central London, with the final taking place  during the Edinburgh Fringe in August.

Uniquely all the audiences vote, as well as those of our industry panel, during all live rounds of the competition.

Amused Moose Comedy provides a great launch pad because large numbers of comedy industry professionals including agents, managers, promoters, bookers, producers, critics and PRs from around the UK, but also from Australia, Canada and the USA, accept guestlist invitations to quarterfinals and semifinals, as well as the Final.  So this competition is an extremely effective and proven way for new comedy talent to get spotted and get their career off to a flying start!

As well as all the finalists being given the perfect platform from which to launch their comedy career, the winner of the Amused Moose National New Comic title will also receive a shiny moose trophy, with the opportunity to perform as part of Amused Moose Comedy’s Awardwinners Showcases which traditionally takes place in London, to which those comedy scouts and industry who have been unable to see them onstage recently, are invited.

Amused Moose Comedy Awards have proved to be a fantastic shop window for new talent, with finalists being quickly signed by leading agents and promoters including Off The Kerb, Avalon, Chambers Management, UTC Artist Management and PBJ Management, and then becoming household names.

Full details about all the semi finals are on



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