The prestigious, nationwide Amused Moose Laugh Off contest, to search out and discover the next big comedy star, is about to kick off. Entries open on 1st January 2013, and qualifying rounds take place in London, Scotland, and the north of England (in the venue in which Sarah Millican was discovered before going on to win the 2005 competition). Qualifying rounds start at the end of January and places fill up fast so there’s no time to waste.
In association with leading UK DVD company 2entertain, this exciting countrywide talent search for comedy’s brand new comic gems is famed for discovering the comedy stars of the future. Previous Amused Moose Laugh Off winners include Jack Whitehall and more recently Rob Beckett, just back from “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Here Now! 2012” replacing Russell Kane, and finalists have included Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Carr, Andi Osho, Simon Amstell and Alex Zane.
The audience votes at every stage, whilst the overall winner is ultimately decided by comedy industry professionals, though if the audience decide differently there is a second award of “People’s Champion” awarded for the first time in 2012, to Funmbi, with the overall winner being Richard Todd.
The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013 final, featuring a celebrity host and an industry-heavy audience, will be held at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2013 with £1500 as the winner’s main prize.
Amused Moose Laugh Off has proved to be a fantastic shop window for new talent, with finalists being quickly signed by leading agents and promoters, as well as having the opportunity to be showcased in Amused Moose Comedy Gangshows in Edinburgh and in London’s Soho Theatre.
So if you want to set your stand-up career off to a flying start, showcase your talents to the comedy industry, take your first steps towards your own DVD and have a shot at the main prize of £1500 to invest in the development of your comedy career, what are you waiting for?
For the entry form and more information go to the brand new Amused Moose website at www.AmusedMoose.com/Awards then just turn up at qualifying rounds eager to perform a few minutes of your funniest gags, hopefully on your way to fame and fortune.