Ustreme launches search for future comedy stars

Ustreme is launching its search for the next comedy star of the future with its brand-new series, Laughter Class.

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.

Open auditions will be held at the Gaiety Bar, in Southsea, from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 20.

Twelve comedians will then 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: “My big break came on New Faces back in 1976. When I won that show I told my mum that she’d never have to work again as long as she lived. And she never did.

“The world has changed a lot since then but I really want to do something to give up-and-coming stars a shot like I was given, and the chance to make it in comedy. People need to laugh more than ever these days and I’ve no doubt there’s some fantastic comedians waiting in the wings ready to do just that.

“Everyone is welcome to take part, even those who want a go at stand-up who have never tried it before, so get your name down if you fancy it. It’s gonna be great.”

The entire series will be filmed exclusively for Ustreme.

Anyone interested in taking part should go to our Registration Page. Full details and instructions will follow.

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