2Northdown’s New Act Competition

 

2Northdown has launched it’s very own New Act Competition, kicking off this December, and you can apply now! 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 the industry judges will progress to the next stage.

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

Prize:
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.

  • 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:

December: 3rd - Heat | 10th - Heat | 17th - Heat
January: 7th - Heat | 14th - Heat | 21st - Heat | 28th - Heat

February: 4th - Wildcard Round | 11th - Semi |18th - Semi | 25th - Final

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