Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival Want Your Shorts!


Create a 30 to 60 second video clip of something that will make Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival LOL and you could win £5,000!

It can be any type of comedy: slapstick, silent, a monologue, a sketch, dance, mime, anything you like! If you know how to make something funny, just film it and send it to them.

Here’s an informative video to tell you more…

They don’t need high production values, you can film it on your smart-phone!

Please see terms and conditions for entry details and how to upload your film.

Amazing Prizes

FIRST PRIZE: £5,000 and some top comedy industry advice from Iain Morris, co-creator of The Inbetweeners, at multi award-winning comedy production company Bwark.

SECOND PRIZE: £2,500 will be awarded to the clip that gets the most hits, so make sure you share your clip through Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival YouTube Channel and use the hashtag #comedyshorts

The winning shorts will also be showcased at venues across Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, as well as on this website and on Dave’s website .

The winner will be chosen by an illustrious panel of comedy judges, led by famous funny man Richard Herring , along with comedy gurus Steve North (Head of Channel at Dave), Geoff Rowe (CEO of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival), Iain Morris (MD of Bwark) and Steve Bennett (Editor of Chortle.co.uk).

Video Formats

Suitable video formats are MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG4, but to see if an alternative format is compatible with YouTube please see YouTube’s support page.

Closing Date

The closing date for entries is Midnight on Sunday 27th January 2013.

The winner will be announced on Friday 8th February 2013.

Start Shooting Your Shorts

Go on. You know you want to. It’s time to get your funny on and your comedy shorts off to them! Submit your short now!