New Act Competition – Entries Open

We’re delighted to open up applications for this year’s New Act Competition at the Gloucester Comedy Festival! Last year saw Riordan Deehan Jackson take first prize at the Gloucester Guildhall, with Tim Hoskins scooping second prize. Could this year’s champion be you? If you think it could, read on…

The Gloucester Comedy Festival New Act Competition is a chance for comics who are relatively new to the game. If you’re early on in your comedic journey this is a shot at a career defining title, and a decent fistful of cash.

1st Place: £150
2nd Place: £50

Entry Fee: £5

Entry requirements are few… Firstly, you should have been gigging for less than three years. Secondly, you should complete the application form (below) consisting of a brief comedy CV and, preferably, a reference. Thirdly, prep a 5-7 minute set to wow the judges. Once we’ve accepted your application we’ll send a link for you to pay your entry fee.

There will be two heats (with a potential third if demand dictates). One on Friday evening, and one on Saturday afternoon.  The final will take place on Sunday 29th as part of the Festival Finale!

Download Application (click here)

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2 thoughts on “New Act Competition – Entries Open

  1. Dean Kirby

    Really interested in applying but I’m struggling to fill out the application form on my phone is there any other way I could fill it out?

    1. gloscomfest

      Hi Dean, sorry for the slow reply (your comment got stuck in a spam folder). If you’re having issues filling in the form, please feel free to just include the relevant information in the body of an email and send to the address on the form. Simon

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