Apply for SYTYF

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It is that time of year again, folks! Applications to be part of Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? are now open! If you’re new to stand up comedy, haven’t been performing regularly before June 2013 and think you might have a pretty active funny bone, maybe it’s time you applied  for Fosters So You Think You’re Funny?

Fosters So You Think You’re Funny? is the leading amateur comedy competition in the UK and has seen the likes of Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Sarah Millican, Johnny Vegas, Dylan Moran and Jack Whitehall as winners and finalists in previous years.

The Competition’s Showcases are held throughout UK and Ireland during May and June and dates will be release as soon as possible and will be announced on our website and all social media sites.

To apply please download the Application Form, fill it in and and return by post to

SYTYF? Gilded Balloon, Greenside House, 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA.

SYTYF Application Form 2014

Fosters So You Think You Are Funny? Rules for 2014

  •  The performer cannot have performed stand up REGULARLY either paid or unpaid before 1st June 2013. *
  • The performer should not have appeared in So You Think You’re Funny? before.
  • The performer’s material must be completely original.
  • The performer must have at least 8 minutes of original material.
  • All entrants must be 18 and over
  • The organisers reserve the right to select all entrants and decisions taken by the organisers and judges are final.
  • The Regional Showcases begin in mid May of each year. The application deadline is rolling and showcases are filled on a first come first served basis.
  • From the Regional Showcases, 55 performers will be invited to perform at one of the Heats at the Gilded Balloon during Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For the avoidance of doubt, each performer is responsible for their own transport and accommodation to these Heats.
  • From the Heats, 9 performers will be invited to perform at the Final at the Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For the avoidance of doubt, each performer is responsible for their own transport and accommodation to these Heats.

*This means you can have performed, either paid or unpaid before June 2013, but not regularly. So a handful of gigs well spaced out, once or twice, every couple of months is fine, but performing 2 times a week is too many. The exception to this is those who have performed as part of a recognised comedy course in this period.

Alasdair Beckett King

Alasdair Beckett King