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The Rules

1. Entry is open to all new comedians who have been performing for 18 months or less at the time of their heat, and who have not appeared in a previous final of the competition.

2. If you have already entered the competition in a previous year and not made the final, you may do so again as long as you not been performing for more than 18 months.

3. All Acts who enter must be able to travel to a semi-final and final held in London.

4. Acts must perform their own, original material

5. Acts must stick to their allotted time for each round - heats and semi-finals are 5 minutes, the Final is 7 minutes


All Heats and Semi-Finals will be decided by Audience voting with members of the public voting, along with Laughing Horse Promoters and comedy Industry representatives.

At the Final, the winners will be decided on by a panel of comedy industry experts. 

The Laughing Horse Promoters reserve the right to make any decision they deem necessary should rules be broken, and each case will be judged on itís own merits be it a reduction of points or disqualification.  Any decision the Laughing Horse promoters make is final.


Winners will be announced on the night at the end of the show

In the heats the Winner will progress to the semi Finals

In each of the Semi Finals the winner and Runner Up will progress to the Final.

Laughing Horse may put through additional qualifiers at each stage should the deem additional acts to warrant progression.



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