Archive for September 23rd, 2011


The Costa Light Comedy Challenge

Friday, 23 September, 2011

Calling up and coming stand-up artists

Costa is calling on up and coming comedians to encourage us all to see the lighter side of life with the Costa Light Comedy Challenge.

Launched by stand up star Paul Tonkinson on September 21st, budding stand up comics are invited to submit a one-minute film of their act to which will be voted on by members of the public.

The closing date for entries is October 24th 2011.  The top ten acts in each UK region go head to head in live regional finals which will be compered and judged by Paul Tonkinson.  The ten funniest acts around the UK will then compete at London’s Comedy Store in the final at the end of November to win the chance to kick start their career with a ten minute slot on a Friday night at The Comedy Store in both London and Manchester.

For more information about how to enter and to upload your clips, please go to