Apply for SYTYF
Now in it’s 25th year, the So You Think You’re Funny? competition promises to uncover the brightest and best new comedy talent!
Since it began in 1988, So You Think You’re Funny? has kick-started the careers of dozens of the country’s top comics including Dylan Moran , Peter Kay Rhona Cameron and Tommy Tiernan
The competition starts in April with showcases countrywide and is open to new acts, who have been performing for less than 18 months and who have yet to have been paid for a comedy gig.
In recent years, the search for the best comedy newcomers has been to Bath, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, and Brighton and to over ten comedy clubs in London. Last year there were over 500 applicants for only 70 places.
Each heat is one and a half hours long with each stand-up allowed eight minutes in which to win over the judges and the audience. The heats are not a direct competition, with judges instead selecting the best acts they have seen over the entire run to take part in one of seven heats at the Edinburgh Fringe with the chance to go through to the final.
The final is held at The Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe attended by members of the public, talent scouts, agents and celebrities. It is a hugely popular night and with two-and-a-half hours of top comedy, tickets are sold out within a couple of hours.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013 So You Think You’re Funny? competition. Now in it’s 26th year, the So You Think You’re Funny? competition promises to uncover the brightest and best new comedy talent!
Download and print the SYTYF Application Form and post it to the Gilded Balloon address as indicated on page 2 of the application form.
- The performer cannot have performed stand up regularly either paid or unpaid before 1st September 2012.
- The performer should not have appeared in So You Think You’re Funny? before.
- The performer’s material must be completely original.
- The performer must have at least 8 minutes of original material.
- The organisers reserve the right to select all entrants and decisions taken by the organisers and judges are final.