So You Think You're Funny (Late Show)
The State Bar, Glasgow.
Since it began in 1988, So You Think You’re Funny? has kick-started the careers of dozens of the country’s top comics including Dylan Moran , Peter Kay Rhona Cameron and Tommy Tiernan.
The competition starts in March with showcases countrywide and is open to new acts, who haven’t been performing regularly since the previous September. This means that they are still an emerging talent- not established. If you have performed a few times prior to this date, but not neccessarily ‘regularly.,
In recent years, the search for the best comedy newcomers has been to Bath, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, and Brighton and to over ten comedy clubs in London. Last year there were over 500 applicants for only 70 places.
Comedy at the State is proud to host the Glasgow heats of this prestegious competition.
Each heat is one and a half hours long with each stand-up allowed seven minutes in which to win over the judges and the audience. The heats are not a direct competition, with judges instead selecting the best acts they have seen over the entire run to take part in one of seven heats at the Edinburgh Fringe with the chance to go through to the final.
The final is held at The Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe attended by members of the public, talent scouts, agents and celebrities. It is a hugely popular night and with two-and-a-half hours of top comedy, tickets are sold out within a couple of hours.