‘AMUSED MOOSE LAUGH OFF’ STARTS THE HUNT FOR 2012’S MOST AMOOSING NEW COMIC
in association with 2ENTERTAIN
If you want to be the next Jack Whitehall or Sarah Millican, this is the competition for you!
Entries just opened for the prestigious, nationwide Amused Moose LaughOff 2012 Competition to search out and discover the next big comedy star – with rounds in London, the north of England (Harrogate), Scotland (Edinburgh) and Ireland (Dublin) from the end of January so there’s no time to waste! The semifinals will be in London, with the Final (won by Jack Whitehall in 2007 amongst an array of brilliant finalists including Andi Osho) as a highpoint of the Edinburgh Fringe in August. 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.
Talent scouts, managers/agents, producers and bookers for example will be watching the rounds from the Heats onwards, and over half the audience at the Final will be ‘industry’ with the panel including programmers from the biggest international comedy festivals. Audience votes count from the Heats to the Final, but are balanced by industry votes; by doing it this way, winners and finalists emerge who not only are popular with audiences but also have what it takes to be even more successful on television and DVD.
Not only is there a cheque for the winner, and shiny Moose trophies too, but there’s a huge amount of exposure to industry folk which is crucially important. Also 2entertain, who support AmusedMoose LaughOff, will be talent spotting to find DVD stars of the future; Rob Beckett (whose winner’s cheque in 2010 paid for him to go to the Adelaide comedy festival, where he was named International New Comedian Award runner-up) signed with Jason Manford and John Bishop‘s agent, and now has a DVD deal, so his comedy career has developed by leaps and bounds over the past 18 months.
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 your entry form and more information go to www.AmusedMoose.com/LaughOff 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.
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