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2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie

Be a judge on the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel

Think you could spot the next Steve Coogan, Lee Evans or Bridget Christie? This competition could be for you…

By Ben Williams

So, you’re a hardcore comedy fan, eh? Prove it.

Would you like a free trip to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe: the biggest and best comedy (and arts) festival in the world? Do you think you could spot the next Steve Coogan, Daniel Kitson or Lee Evans? And could you handle more than 100 hours of comedy in just a couple of weeks?

If you’ve just shouted ‘yep!’ three times you could have what it takes to be part of the judging panel for the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (the Oscars of the stand-up world, in case you didn’t know).

Each year three public panellists join industry big-wigs to discover the next big things. You’ll need to have tons of energy and be a passionate, regular punter of the live comedy scene. The FECA gang will provide you with accommodation, travel, show tickets and the odd party invitation. Interested? Read the full details (and terms and conditions, of course) below about how to enter. Closing date is Friday May 23 2014. Good luck!

How to enter
Tell the FECA producers, in approximately 350 words, why you are the best candidate.
2 Write three short reviews of your three favourite live comedy acts.
3 Entries must reach the FECA team by May 23 2014. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an informal interview in London on either June 5 or 6 2014.Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Send your entry to, or Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panellist, 11 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA.
4 The winners will be announced between the middle and end of June.

Terms and Conditions
Entrants must be 18 or over and resident in the UK.
2 Entrants must be available full time and able to reside in Edinburgh from August 10 to 24.
3 The competition is not open to employees of the Festival Fringe Society or anyone connected professionally with the comedy business.
4 The prize is a position on the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards judging panel for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. The winner must attend approximately six shows a day, possibly more, and provide short reviews for all shows attended.
5 Only one entry per person.
6 The winners will be chosen by the award director Nica Burns and the decision is final.
7 The prize is nontransferable. There will be no cash prize.
8 No responsibility will be taken for entries lost, delayed or incomplete.
9 All costs incurred by the winners other than travel and accommodation are at the winner’s expense.

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