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The FA Cup of Comedy!

  • £10,001 winner-takes-all prize, the biggest cash prize in UK comedy.

  • 153 acts (from over 550 applicants) in 17 heats, 4 semi-finals and a Grand Final!

  • Open to all comedians from TV & pro acts to young upstarts!

  • WINNERS OF EACH HEAT CHOSEN BY INDUSTRY PANEL & AUDIENCE VOTE

  • FINAL TO BE HELD AT THE FAMOUS COMEDY STORE IN LONDON ON WEDS 24 NOVEMBER

Welcome to the first year of the brand new British Comedian Of The Year competition! The winner will not only be able to call themselves British Comedian Of The Year, they will also claim the biggest cash prize in UK comedy - a whopping £10,001 cheque. 

With a potentially career-changing prize at stake (as well as the glory!) the quality of entries this year has been incredible - acts with TV credits have put reputations on the line alongside top circuit professionals and the hottest rising starts looking to create an upset. It's the FA Cup of Comedy.

Each heat is judged by a carefully selected panel of judges (including pro comics and promoters) alongside an audience vote. British Comedian Of The Year will be visiting London, Manchester, Skegness, Wales, Exeter, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Leicester, Birmingham, Chesham, Horsham, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Leeds and Bedford on the way to the final at the Comedy Store.

The competition is curated by The Stand-Up Club, whose flagship venue is in Piccadilly (London) and who produce and promote comedy clubs, corporate events and competitions around the UK.