Southport Comedy Festival 2022 - New Comedian Competition - Applications open 10am Thursday 1st September

The Southport Comedy Festival will soon be launching their search for the next Southport New Comedian of the Year. This year’s event is sponsored by Dragon Soop*, a caffinated alcoholic beverage that comes in a range of flavours. 

To apply you will need to upload a short promo onto YouTube and send us the link in the application, it can be of a live performance or something to camera. Eight comedians will be selected to take part in the final which takes place on Tuesday 4th October as part of the annual Southport Comedy Festival in Victoria Park.

The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will be awarded the coveted title of ‘Southport New Comedian of the Year 2022′ – in addition they will also receive a cash prize.

The competition is open to all comedians who have less than 4 years of experience performing before a paying audience.

All applicants will be contacted by Thursday 22nd September to confirm whether or not they have been successful in gaining a place in the final.

*Dragon Soop should only be consumed by adults aged 18+. Please enjoy responsibly

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.

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 October 2018. (Maximum of 4 years experience)

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

4. Entrants must confirm that they are available for the date of the final, Tuesday 4th October 2022.

5. Entrants will meet all of their own travel and accommodation costs for attending the final.

6. The organiser’s decision in all matters relating to the running of the competition including initial selection of contestants is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding decisions made.

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

8. 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.

9. Entries will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. All entrants shall be informed either way by Thursday 22nd September 2022 as to whether they have been successful in gaining a place in the final.

10. 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.

11. Entries will not be accepted from anyone with direct connections to the sponsor or Big Comedy UK

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