One of Glasgow’s Most Popular Comedy Venue Hotspots Unveils New Comedy Competition

The Vespbar’s ‘Best New Comedy Act’ competition is in the making of unearthing one of the city’s best comedy act potentials.

The Vespbar’s ‘Best New Comedy Act Competition’ hosted by Scottish comedian Graham Barrie

What is almost unique about the competition is it is reserved for up-and-coming comedians who have been performing for less than two years.

Organizer of the competition, Graham Barrie, a comedian himself, hosts the widely-liked Vespbar Virgins each Thursday night, that has branched the best new act competition.

Such is the popularity of the Thursday night Vespbar Virgins, the waiting list for a slot for aspiring comedians can stretch months and crowds have grown to the once-weekly Virgin nights in high numbers.

Vespbar Virgins has been thriving since its birth a year ago and to mark the occasion organizer Graham thought it would be fitting and appropriate to run a one-off competition with a handful of acts.

When 115 applied it now became clear the competition would needed to be split into four heats of five and stretched over a few weeks’ period. The final acts will comprise of the best two acts from each heat.

The competition will run from 25th September with the final taking place on October 23rd.

The final judging panel will include: Radio Clyde’s Robin Galloway, BBC’s Julia Sutherland, Scots comic legend StuWho? plus Tommy Sheridan and his wife Gail.

Dafty News’ very own comedian, Stephen Hamilton, said: “I’ve seen all the acts taking part and I know some of them personally and what I can say is I would hate to be judging this one. Everyone of those fresh acts are more than capable of being crowned winner.”

Dafty News will be featuring the final with a dedicated feature to the winner.

FIRST HEAT
25/09/2014
Judge - Viv Gee
Judge- Shannon Travers
Judge- Hamish Tenant
Opener- Kirsty Morrison

Act- AJ Six Smith
Act- Pablo Serski
Act- Grant Tinney
Act- Marc Jennings
Act- Robert Wilson
Closer- Bob Graham

SECOND HEAT
02/10/2014
Opener- Sean Reid

Act- Craig Johnstone
Act- Gary Faulds
Act- Steve McCullough
Act- Michael Hollingsworth
Act- Alan Graham
Closer- Richard Pulsford

THIRD HEAT
09/10/201
Judge - Michelle Watt

Act- Seppi Preston
Act- Joseph Goss
Act- JD Brown
Act- Christopher MacArthur-Boyd
Act- Joe McKeown

FOURTH HEAT
16/10/14

Act- Gary Meikle
Act- Tony Sloan
Act- Joe McSloy
Act- Michael Adrian Cameron
Act- Ryan Dooley

You can follow the results on the Vespbar Virgin’s Twitter page >>>

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4 thoughts on “One of Glasgow’s Most Popular Comedy Venue Hotspots Unveils New Comedy Competition

  • September 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm
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    • September 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm
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  • September 30, 2014 at 9:09 pm
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    • September 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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