Skip to main content
Best London Comedy Club 2011 - 2017

Comedy Bursary

Pictured above: some of the great female acts who have performed with us over the years

Bursary for Female Comedians

The 99 Club is London’s biggest employer of stand-up comics and has been awarded London’s Best Comedy Club at the Chortle Awards every year from 2011 to 2017.

We are now delighted to announce a unique bursary for female performers taking their first full length solo show to the Edinburgh Festival, a major step in a comedian’s development.  Shortlisted performers will appear in a showcase at one of our West End venues on 24th July and two comics will each receive an award of £500.

Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to host performances by amazing, highly talented female comics like Sara Pascoe, Ellie Taylor, Josie Long, Sarah Millican, Sarah Silverman, Luisa Omelian, Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Kerry Godliman, Roisin Conaty, Holly Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi (with Roisin, Holly and Shappi having been resident MC’s for us) and many many more.
We know that there will be many more talented female comics out there who we look forward to working with in future.  We also know that it’s important to take concrete steps to support female performers.
Earlier this year we were official partners of the UN Women’s HeforShe gender equality campaign, and ran a comedy show to raise both funds and awareness in conjunction with their 2017 Arts Week.

To apply, please complete the form below, providing us with a link to a youtube clip of yourself performing stand-up.  This does not have to be material from the show you will be taking to Edinburgh this year. Clips should be around five minutes in length.  Please also tell us about your show in 300 words or less.   Applicants should not have previously performed a solo show at the Edinburgh Festival longer than 48 minutes in duration.

Please note that due to high volume of applications we will not be able to provide individual feedback. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 9th July.

Application deadline: 30th June 2017

Application Form

Comedy Bursary

Talk to Us

Please send us an instant message, we may not always be able to respond instantly so for urgent enquiries please call or email directly
(Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm)


Telephone: 07760 488119

Email: [email protected]