As you know, one of the pleasures of contributing to Fringe Review is that I get to review Amused Moose shows, acts and judge on their comedy awards. Personally, getting to see loads of cracking stand up comedy isn’t much of a hardship. Like everyone else, the last year has been quiet on the Amused Moose front but now, Hils and her gang are back.
Amused Moose, in conjunction with BigFunnyFest have joined forces to help comedy faces get their concepts and formats on air. Here are the details from the press release. If you are a comic, you may want to look at the bit in BOLD.
Hils Jago of Amused Moose Comedy has teamed up with television producer and celebrity talent executive David Allberry, founder of BigFunnyFest, to help new comedy faces get their concepts and formats on air.
“We have a great track record of encouraging and nurturing new comedians, including Rob Beckett, Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican who all won Amused Moose Comedy Awards, with other finalists including Josh Widdicombe, Greg Davies, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti and Jimmy Carr” explains Hils Jago “and we feel the time is right to provide development opportunities for comedy performers with ideas for new comedy formats and the skills to showcase them initially to live audiences, including comedy commissioners and producers who are always keen to find the next big thing.”
David Allberry revealed that “We have already uncovered five great new formats which are being showcased at the WaterRats near vibey Kings Cross, home of the Grand Order of the WaterRats, on Monday 24 May (Boris willing) including Cardboard News Network, and LIFE: The Gameshow, and are already searching for other exciting concepts to be showcased in June.”
Comedy performers who have worked up concepts and formats for television over the last 14 months, are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details and to register interest.
The first, post-lockdown, WIP showcase is on at the Water Rats, near King’s Cross on 24th May at 7.30. Here are the details.
The first five acts up are: Joseph Emslie, Luke Rollason, Carl Carzana, David Bibby and Matthew Hayhurst, hosted by Mark Dolan
Imagine, if you’d been lucky enough to see Taskmaster when Alex Horne was trailing it around Edinburgh. This is a chance to catch the next bit of comedy TV Gold.
Good luck to everyone involved.