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Introducing the petfringe comedian of the year competition 2018

The petfringe comedian of the year 2018 competition has started, with the UK’s biggest individual comedy prize: £10,001 cash, winner takes all! The competition is open to all comedians with no restrictions!


Competition Format

  • 7 Heat stages throughout the U.K.
  • Heat winner plus one wildcard entrant will qualify for the final
  • Set length of 10 minutes per entrant
  • Each heat will be adjudicated by a panel of judges, taking into account audience reaction as well as material and delivery. Judges to include top comedian Mike Gunn, the local promoter plus a ‘lay’ judge.
  • Qualification for heats to be decided by panel of judges. Video clip required to enter, no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  • Acts muct be available for the final in Petworth at Petfringe on Sunday 8 July 2018.
  • Deadline for entry Friday 16 February 2018. Heat qualifiers announced on Monday 19 February 2018.

Heat Dates

  • Monday 16 April – LONDON – Piccadilly Comedy Club @The Comedy Pub, Oxendon Street, SW1Y 4EE
  • Monday 30 April – LONDON – Piccadilly Comedy Club @The Comedy Pub, Oxendon Street
  • Thursday 10 May – BEDFORD – Gordon Arms, 118 Castle Road, MK40 3QY
  • Monday 21 May – BRIDGEWATER – The McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Road, TA6 4PZ
  • Saturday 30 June – PETWORTH – Petworth Fringe Festival (venue tbc)


The final stage of the competition will take place on Sunday 8 July at the Petworth Fringe in West Sussex. If entering, please ensure availability for this day.

Enter below your with your availabilty and preferred venues.