Pictured above: some of the great female acts who have performed with us over the years
Bursary for Female and Non-Binary 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 2018.
Last summer we hosted our first Female Comedy Bursary showcase featuring: Lauren Pattison, Arna Spek, Athena Kugblenu, Evelyn Mok & Maria Shehata. Lauren, one of the two main recipients went on to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Fringe. We are now delighted to announce a second bursary for female performers taking their first full length solo show to the Edinburgh Festival. Shortlisted performers will appear in a showcase at 99 Club Leicester Square on Tuesday 29th May 2018 and two comics will each receive an award of £500.
HOW TO APPLY:
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 w/c 14th May.
Application deadline: 10th May 2018
Lauren Pattison, Arna Spek, Athena Kugblenu, Evelyn Mok & Maria Shehata at the 2017 Comedy Bursary Showcase.