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Sketch Off!

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Leicester Square Theatre's showcase for the UK's best up and coming sketch artists!

Sketch Off! is open to any sketch, character and alternative acts currently performing in the UK as we search for the country's most exciting writers and performers. The top qualifiers from heats at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury will compete in the grand final in Leicester Square Theatre's Main House for the cash prize & their own comedy showcase.

The competition is open to acts who must have 7 minutes of original material. Please adhere strictly to this duration

Please note, if you have sound cues you will need to bring your own tech.
The lighting state is constant throughout the show.
There are no blackouts between sketches. 

There is limited backstage storage for props and personal effects.

sketchoff@museumofcomedy.com

Sketch Off! 2024

Is now open for entries!

Name*

Plus act name, if different

Email address*

Phone Number

Address*

All the heats take place in London.

Dates you are NOT available*

Please include all dates you are NOT available*

About you (in 20 words)

Email 2*:

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2024 Dates

Heats

Friday 12 January – 7pm
Saturday 13 January – 4.30pm
Saturday 13 January – 7.30pm
Sunday 14 January – 4.30pm
Sunday 14 January – 7.30pm
Friday 26 January – 7pm
Saturday 27 January – 4.30pm
Saturday 27 January – 7.30pm
Sunday 28 January – 4.30pm
Sunday 28 January – 7.30pm
Friday 2 February – 7pm
Saturday 3 February – 4.30pm
Saturday 3 February – 7.30pm
Sunday 4 February – 4.30pm
Sunday 4 February – 7.30pm

Quarter Finals

Friday 16 February - 7pm
Saturday 17 February - 4.30pm
Saturday 17 February - 7.30pm
Friday 23 February - 7pm
Saturday 24 February - 4.30pm
Saturday 24 February - 7.30pm

Semi Finals

Friday 8 March - 7pm
Saturday 9 March - 4.30pm
Saturday 9 March - 7.30pm

Final

Sunday 7 April - 7pm

Previous Winners

2023
1: Ellie BW as Howard
2: Lorna Rose Treen
3: Andrew Doherty

2022
1: Low Effort Sketches
2: Dregs 
3: Christian Brighty

2020
1: Kathy Maniura
2: The Awkward Silence
3: Roger Clammy

2019
1: Yes Mama!
2: Stepdads
3: Birds

2018
1: Lois Mills
2: Gender Benders
3: Bread & Geller

2017
1: Muriel
2: Giants
3: Crizards

2016
1: The Jest
2: The Silent Mmmmm
3: Laughing Stock