Amused Moose Laugh Off 2008


Amused Moose Laugh Off 2008


AmusedMoose Laugh Off 2008 was won by Mike Wozniak, with Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh as runners up. The other finalists were Tom Rosenthal, Joe Bor, Moonfish Rumble, Martin Hill, Matt Rudge and Tania Edwards.

Importantly being showcased in a high-profile event attended by large numbers of comedy talentscouts from around the world as well across the UK can bring management deals etc, and indeed as a result of winning, Mike appeared by invitation at the Adelaide comedy festival, as Rhod Gilbert was too in 2003.

Mike was nominated three days later for the IFcomedy newcomer award, which went to Sarah Millican who won AmusedMoose LaughOff in 2005. Katherine recently won Funny Women 2008, and Seann was also runner-up in So You Think You're Funny 2008, and early in 2009 won Leicester Mercury new comedian Award and Chortle new comedian of the year.

In 2008 IFcomedy (which was previously the Perrier awards) decided to support grassroots comedy and chose our search for future stars as the means of doing that, doubtless partly because we have been so successful in finding and showcasing so many new comedians who have become big names, including Jimmy Carr, Alex Zane, Simon Amstell, all of Klang!, Nina Conti, Mark Watson, Rhod Gilbert and so on. if.comeddies arranged to film the Final and all finalists were presented with DVD showreels, and some of the if.comeddies panel were amongst the judges too