Tonight’s the night. It’s the Grand Final of 60 Seconds to Shine. This represents the coming together of the best of nearly 50 acts from previous heats of this comedy talent show competition. The finalists are the previous winners and runners up as voted for by attendees, plus a select few “wildcards” chosen by Rudi Lickwood.
10 finalists will be competing for the crown of Best Untapped Comedian at this competition organised by top comedian Rudi Lickwood. As well as earning the title, the award winner will receive a £100 cash prize and opportunities to gig at Lickwood’s new regular club, The Comedy Base.
It all takes place tonight, Friday 12th February 2016, 7.30p.m. at Bojangles Brasserie, 1 Old Church Road, Chingford, London E4 6SJ.
Rudi Lickwood is a world-renowned headliner comedian, with more than 30 years experience. He has performed all over the world and also toured in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, entertaining British troops in conflict zones. He has worked on a range of radio and television productions including shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and will be a familiar face to millions of comedy fans.
Rudi Lickwood commented: “I’m very excited to be recognising some real stars of the future through 60 Seconds To Shine. We hope to highlight a lot of untapped new British comedy talent that the mainstream media fails to represent, including many black and ethnic minority acts. Having been in the industry for more than 30 years, I’m aware that the glass ceiling is very real. Awards like ‘Untapped Comedian 2016’ can help to counteract the imbalances in our entertainment industry, by shining a light on new talent from diverse backgrounds.”
Attendees can enjoy a pre-show Tex mex or Caribbean buffet, followed by the show and after show party till the early hours of Saturday morning.
The audience as well as four judges – John Ryan, Rudi Lickwood, Trevor Walters and myself will decide the winner.
The talented finalists are:
AJ Roberts, Zara Elizabeth Brown, Ben Sarpong, Gary Davis, Icyjisal Comedian Jones, Jay Islaam, Jojo Georgiou, Paul Cox, Elroy Welsh and Shep Michaels.
They will hit the stage and have you gagging with laughter.. so don’t be selfish by keeping this to yourself… share the love for this pre Valentine’s final Xx.
What better way to see in Valentine’s week-end?
Come on down and support some of the UK’s best untapped comedians. To book tickets and get further information look here or pay at the door.
Feel free to post your comments here on the 10 finalists and about the night overall.
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