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Up The Creek - One To Watch competition 2019.

Up The Creek's One To Watch competition returns

Greenwich's Up The Creek venue is launching its 2019 One To Watch competition, aiming to find the next generation of comedy stars.

The organisers say: "For over 20 years, Up The Creek has retained its reputation as one of the most iconic comedy venues in the UK, having helped launch the careers of industry heavyweights such as Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, Harry Hill and the new wave, including Dane Baptiste, Sophie Willan, Mo Gilligan and Tez Ilyas. Previous finalists of the One to Watch Competition have gone on to land their own comedy series for the BBC and Channel 4 have appeared on the likes on Live At The Apollo and are now regular names on TV and radio.

Entry is open to acts who have previously made it through 5 minutes at The Blackout at Up The Creek. Stand-ups, sketch, variety and musical acts are all welcome to apply for heat spots.

Applications open at 9am on Monday 2nd September. There are 72 spots, assigned on a first come, first served basis.

The competition will begin on Wednesday 2nd October. Each spot on the first audition is 5 minutes long. Final spots are 7 minutes long.

The Grand Final is on Wednesday 4th December and will be judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. The winner will take home the coveted One To Watch title, a paid weekend spot at Up The Creek and receive a £500 cash prize.

To apply for a spot, email

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