Amused Moose Comedy Award 2005


Amused Moose Comedy Award 2005

2005's overall winner Sarah Millican qualified at the Leeds heat, and went on to be signed up by Jimmy Carr's manager, and already has a television pilot in the bag, as well as a DVD deal with 2entertain who are associated with AmusedMoose LaughOff. 

Previous winners include Rob Deering, Nina Conti and Klang's Marek Larwood, with runners-up including Rhod Gilbert, Mark Watson, Gary Delaney and James Branch who went on to win the Leicester Mercury Award this year as had Rhod previously.

 Finalists in the first year included Jimmy Carr, Alex Zane and Karen Taylor.

'The Best of AmusedMooseComedy Hot Starlets 2002-2006' show including Alex Zane, Simon Amstell and Rob Deering, was invited to London's Bloomsbury Theatre in October 2006, to showcase their talents to talent-hungry producers, casting directors, and agents/managers, as well as journalists and reviewers, and friends and family.  This show is likely to take place again from time to time to showcase the new talent coming through as well as some of their now famous predecessors


This year we are holding auditions in January, February, and then one to catch late-developers in May 2005, with heats fortnightly on Mondays from February, at AmusedMooseCamden.

The plan is to hold quarter-finals in London on Fridays in May and June, and semi-finals in London on Fridays in July, maybe at AmusedMooseCamden.

The final is likely to again take place around the middle of August, in Edinburgh at a major venue during the Fringe, with hosts including Mark Watson, Matt Blaize with the final hosted by Stewart Lee.

To enter, please e-mail
To enter, comedians need to be gigging - at least a dozen, ideally 20+ gigs already, and be getting rebooked into most of those, as this is not a competition for novices
Entries from outside London and the SouthEast - let us know and we'll try to find a way to avoid you having to travel to London too often!

Most finalists are likely to also be showcased in AmusedMooseComedy's Hot Starlets throughout the Fringe. The show will have a rotating roster of this years crop of thrusting fledgling comedians that AmusedMooseComedy has been nurturing - a showcase that is the ultimate talentspotters dream. ....