Make Sioned Laugh

This is an unparalleled opportunity for all aspiring comedians, comedy writers and performers to present scripted or unscripted material to tease a laugh (or at least a giggle) out of Radio 4’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, Sioned Wiliam

What it is

Participants will be offered a brief coaching session with Kat Sadler before getting on stage (in fact, if you’re interested in comedy you can sign up for a coaching session without entering the competition! Don’t miss the opportunity for some one-on-one attention!).

In the session, emceed by acclaimed comedian Ayesha Hazarika, each participant will have up to three minutes to tickle Sioned’s funny bone, and can present a monologue, read a short extract from a novel, present a stand-up routine or do pretty much anything else – as long as it’s fairly family-friendly!

What you get

This isn’t a competition with an overall winner, but anyone who makes Sioned laugh will walk away with a Curly Wurly and the potentially life-changing experience of testing out material not just on Sioned but a live and lively crowd including established and emerging figures in the creative industries.

How to apply

Slots will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. To guarantee a slot, email with your Primadonna ticket receipt and the subject line ‘Make Sioned Laugh’.  

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