Lenny Henry and
co have been making us laugh for years to raise money for Comic Relief. This year,
we're launching our Comedy Idol competition to give you the chance to tickle some
you're over 18 and think that you could give Eddie Izzard a run for his money
or have ever watched Lee Evans and thought, "I could do that", then
this is the competition for you.
sure you buy a red nose for Comic Relief|
you have to do is send in a CD or cassette of yourself performing an original
two minute stand-up routine. Send your entry, together with your contact details
to this address:
BBC Radio Solent
closing date for entries is March 4th 2005.
panel of judges has been specially chosen to review your comedic efforts as they
come in. A selection will be played on Julian Clegg's Solent Today programme with
the panel members sharing their opinions.
Parsons and Alun Newman|
those casting their expert ears over the entries are BBC Radio Solent's own comedian
Alun Newman and entertainer Nicholas Parsons.
Nicholas is well equipped to judge your efforts. As well as being the chairman
of Just A Minute, BBC Radio 4's panel game, he is also a well established comic
actor having appeared in programmes such as The Benny Hill Show and The Comic
The judges will choose their top three comics and then it'll
be your chance to have your say. The entries from the three finalists will be
available to listen to online and a special phone line will be opened so that
you can vote for your favourite. Proceeds from all calls will go to Comic Relief.
overall winner will be announced on March 11th 2005 - Red Nose Day, and will get
the chance to test their material on a live audience during an open-mic slot at
Jongleurs Comedy Club in Southampton on March 17th 2005.
So what are you
waiting for? Grab your tape recorder and start thinking funny!
Red Nose Day
Friday 11th March 2005
are non-returnable. Your entry may be streamed online at bbc.co.uk/southampton.
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The
BBC will not use your personal details for any other purpose.