Comedian of the Year - Stand-Up Competition

Petfringe Comedian of the Year 2018
the UK’s largest prize for stand-up

The entrants in the heats have been adjudicated,
click here or on graphics to find out who’s on where.

Petfringe Comedian of the Year 2018 has started; the UK’s largest individual comedy prize:

£10,001 cash, winner takes all!

Competition open to all comedians with no restrictions!

Competition Format

  • 6 heats throughout the UK.
  • 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. The judges will take the following into account:
    • Originality of the writing
    • Performance/delivery
    • The audience reaction
    • The Judge’s own reaction
  • Judges to include comedian Mike Gunn, A member of the Petfringe Board/the Local Promoter and a ‘lay’ member of the public.
  • Qualification for heats to be decided by panel of judges using supplied video clips.
  • All entrants must be available for the final in Petworth at Petfringe on Sunday 8th July 2018.


  • Monday 16th April
    • LONDON – Piccadilly Comedy Club @The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon Street, SW1Y 4EE
  • Monday 30th April
    • LONDON – Piccadilly Comedy Club @The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon Street, SW1Y 4EE
  • Thursday 10th May
    • BEDFORD – Gordon Arms, 118 Castle Road, MK40 3QY
  • Monday 21st May
    • BRIDGWATER – The McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Road, TA6 4PZ
  • Sunday 10th June
    • MANCHESTER – Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, 102 Oldham Square, Manchester, M4 1LJ
  • Saturday 30th June
    • PETWORTH – Petfringe – Leconfield Hall, Market Square, Petworth, GU28 0AH
  • The Final will be held at 7pm on Sunday 8th July Leconfield Hall, Petworth.
  • The Final will be the finale of Petfringe itself.
  • The Winner will receive the prize of £10,001 on 8th July.
  • Judging of the Final will follow the same criteria as for the heats.