Comedy airs first online, on mobile and on connected devices
24th April 2013; Premiering on RTÉ Player on Monday 29th April at 9pm, the RTÉ Two New Comedy Awards is a nationwide talent search to find the best in new stand-up comedy talent in the country http://bit.ly/15DWrUQ. Voting will take place on www.rte.ie/newcomedyawards (not live until Monday!!) for a wildcard entry with extra content on RTÉ’s new comedy YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/rterepublicofcomedy. Follow all the action on Twitter #newcomedyawards.
Over five weeks, 25 of the best new emerging stand-up acts in Ireland perform in The Sugar Club, Dublin for a place in the final, hoping to be crowned the king or queen of the RTÉ Two New Comedy Awards. The winner will receive the trophy as well as a prize of €5,000. The show will be hosted by RTÉ Two’s Republic of Telly stars Jennifer Maguire and Bernard O’Shea.
Styles of comedy range from the geeky Sean Nolan’s hilarious non-sequential one-liners to Foil, Arms and Hog’s Gaelic Flirt Chat Line sketch-type act and brand newcomer Anna Ryan’s cynical advice to new parents. A judging panel of industry professionals will choose the winner.