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The Southport New Comedian Of The Year 2017 - Sponsored by Nando's


The Southport Comedy Festival launch the 7th annual Southport New Comedian of the Year competition. For the fifth year running our friends at Nando’s are supporting this event.

Heats will take place in the run up to the festival at Bar45, Leicester Street, Southport. Heats are scheduled for Tuesdays on 19th and 26th September. The Final will be held at Vincents Hotel, Lord Street, Southport on Friday 13th October.

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges to win the coveted title of ‘Nando's New Comedian Of The Year’, in addition they will receive┬áNando’s vouchers.

This show is normally a sell out so this event will be one of the highlights of the festival.

The competition is open to all unrepresented comedians (do not have an agent), with not more than 24 months experience of performing before paying audiences.

Have you got what it takes to be Nando's New Comedian of the Year 2017? - REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED

Read all the terms and conditions below and if you can comply with every one, click the register button at the bottom of the page to start your adventure.

The Nando's New Comedian of the Year Terms and Conditions. Please read very carefully. Failure to comply with any of the rules may result in instant disqualification from the competition.

1. Entrants must be 18 or over.

2. Entrants must not have performed comedy in front of a paying audience prior to September 2015. (Maximum of 2 years experience)

3. Entrants must not be or have been representented by an agent promoting them as a comedy act at any time prior to the competition taking place.

4. Entrants must have at least 10 minutes of original material.

5. Entrants must confirm that they are available for the dates of their nominated heat, and the final on Friday 13th October 2017.

6. Entrants will meet all of their own travel and accomodation costs for attending heats and the final.

7. The organisers decision in all matters relating to the running of the competion is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding decisions made.

8. All initial communications will be by email. Please ensure your contact details are correct and your email address is valid and monitored.

9. No contract is made or implied by the submission of a registration form nor the acceptance of an entry other than as contained in the above terms and conditions.

10. Entries will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. All entrants shall be informed either way as to whether they have been successful in gaining a place in the heats which start in September.

11. Your personal information will only be used as part of the registration process and for contacting you about the event. Any information on unsuccessful applications will be deleted. Your information will not be given or sold to any other organisation or person.

If you are happy with the above conditions, please click Register below and complete the online application form.

Registrations Now Closed