2019 Winners Announced!

Karen & Katy Koren and the Gilded Balloon are proud to announce that Finlay Christie has won 2019’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition, with Shane Daniel Byrne coming as first runner-up and Charlie Georgia coming in as second runner-up.

Finlay Christie – Winner

Shane Daniel Byrne – 1st Runner-up

Charlie George – 2nd Runner-up

The 2019 So You Think You’re Funny? Grand Final was compered by 2004 So You Think You’re Funny finalist, Zoe Lyons, and is presided over by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts. This year, they were:

Artistic Directors of the Gilded Balloon,  Karen & Katy Koren, Director of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Susan Provan, Beyond the Joke’s Bruce Dessau, The Sunday Times Culture Editor Helen Hawkins, and special guest judge Jenny Éclair, the first solo female comedian to win an Edinburgh Comedy Award.