More than 100 budding comedians who fancy themselves as the next big thing have signed up for Ustreme’s new “Laughter Class” – with others being warned to get their names down before registration shuts.
The streaming channel, founded and run by comedian Jim Davidson OBE, is on the lookout for up-and-coming comedy stars to make people laugh like they used to with the brand-new series.
Auditions will be held at the Gaiety Bar, in Southsea, from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 20, and wannabe comics were invited to put their names forward.
More than 100 people have already put forward their details, with registration due to close at 6pm on Friday, March 10.
From the day of auditions, 12 comedians be selected to attend “Laughter Class”, where they will be put through their paces and trained in all genres of comedy from stand-up to panto performance by a host of industry experts.
Six of the comics will then be selected to take part in a live stand-up show, also to be staged at the Gaiety on a date to be confirmed.
The acts will be judged on the night by the live audience and a celebrity panel, with the winner receiving a prize – including supporting Jim Davidson on one of his shows and an hour-long special of their material filmed to be streamed on Ustreme.
Jim said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to our search for the next comedy star.
“Hurry up and get your name down if you fancy it because registration is closing soon.”
The entire series will be filmed exclusively for Ustreme.
Anyone interested in taking part should go to our Registration Page. Full details and instructions about the auditions will follow soon.