2Northdown’s New Act Competition

 

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

2Northdown has launched it’s second New Act Competition, kicking off this November and you can apply now! After the success of last year’s competition with the victory of musical genius Katie Pritchard, we can’t wait to see what this year brings! The competition is open to all types of comedy acts, with sketch, character and alternative acts being encouraged to apply.

Contestants will compete in a heat, with the winners of the round progressing through to the finals. There will also be a wild card round for audience favourites we think deserve another shot! 

Acts are scored on their writing; performance; star quality; originality and innovation. The comedians ranked highest by both the audience and our hand-picked panel of industry judges will progress to the next stage.

There are excellent prizes for first place and the runner up - so enter now!

Prizes!
Winner:

  • £500 Cash! (OK, probably a bank transfer).

  • A paid spot on one of our monthly nights - The Good Friday Show.

  • A free hour long preview at our venue.

  • An engraved trophy worth £7.49.

  • A 2Northdown Friends with Benefits card.

  • Your poster signed and framed on the venue’s hall of fame.

Runner Up:

  • A paid spot on one of our monthly nights - The Good Friday Show.

  • A free hour long preview at our venue.

  • A 2Northdown Friends with Benefits card.

  • Your poster signed and framed on the venue’s hall of fame.

Criteria for Application:

  • The competition is open to any person aged 18 and over.

  • You can’t have been performing regularly on the circuit for more than five years.

  • To enter, you must have at least 10 minutes of original material. (Spots in the heats are 5 minutes, spots in the finals will be longer).

  • You must not have ‘debuted’ in Edinburgh performing an hour long show (comedians who have taken a show to Edinburgh that is less than an hour are still able to enter).

  • You must not have used this material on radio or television.

  • You must demonstrate an appreciation of comedy and a serious commitment to developing as a comedian.

  • You can’t have been a finalist or semi-finalist of 2Northdown’s 2019 New Act Competition.

  • 2ND can reserve the right to refuse an entrant at our discretion.

  • You must be available for the semi final and final dates to enter the competition.

Dates:

November: 18th - Heat | 25th - Heat |
December: 2nd - Heat | 9th - Heat | 16th - Heat |

January: 6th - Heat | 13th - Heat |20th - Heat | 27th - Heat
February: 3rd - Wild Card Round | 10th - Semi Final | 17th - Semi Final | 24th - Final


Please apply via the form below. Tell us all about yourself! You can say as much or as little as you want, but please do remember to let us know if you can’t attend any of the dates above. Entries close on Monday 11th November 2019. Good Luck!

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