Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year is set for The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022. Fresh comedy talents on the circuit have the chance to compete for the title of LGBTQ+ Comedian of the year and they can win prizes that include a trophy and their own solo show which will be professionally streamed on the leading comedy platform Next Up Comedy, home of the best stand-up. Next Up Comedy will also be streaming the final competition.

This year’s finalists include; Dick Denham, Ben Pollard, Lachlan Werner, Umby Winters, Alison Zrada, Dee Allum, Dane Buckley, Victoria Olsina, and Dan Tiernan. These acts will be competing in the finals at The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022, where the audience vote on their favourites of the night.

Celebrity judges on the night include Zoe Lyons, Vinegar Strokes, Sikisa and Stephen Bailey will be critiquing their performance, making this an exceptional night of comedy entertainment.

Chris Smith founded Comedy Bloomers in 2017 having concluded that the LGBTQ+ comedy scene was underrepresented within both the LGBTQ+ scene and mainstream comedy. Comedy Bloomers is home of the LBGTQ+ New Comedian of the Year, a competition primarily aimed at acts on the open spot circuit no more than 5 years who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Chris is ecstatic to finally announce that the competition is now open again, bringing the final show to The Clapham Grand on June the 14th 2022 for the final of ‘LBGTQ+ New Comedian of the Year’. Chris said “The support we have had in the LGBTQ community from the judges, performers and audiences has been incredible over the last two months. The judging panels so far including Ella Vaday, Rachel Parris, Jordan Gray and Scott Capurro added so much joy to the semi-finals and with our celebrity panel at the finals voting along with the audience this is an important night for the LGBTQ+ Comedy community and a unique celebration of all the individual voices that the finalists will bring”

This year’s competitions have featured RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season three finalist Ella Vaday, who hopes her appearance at the ‘Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ New Comedian of the Year’ will “shape the future of LGBTQ+ comedy” after judging the semi-finals back in early May, with the competition about to host the final round.

Ella Vaday was not the only celebrity judge for the competition heats this year, Scott Capurro, Rachel Parris and Jordan Gray were also part of the celebrity judging panels. They all offered feedback for the contestants and have loved supporting such a wonderful and important celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in comedy.

After the second semi-finals celebrity judge Rachel Parris said “It’s been an absolute pleasure to see such amazing talent and such a variety of acts with so much positive energy. It was really hard to decide who should go through, everyone we saw tonight I think we’ll see in bigger places, on TV but we found an outstanding 4 comedians to go through and I can’t wait to see what they do next”

www.comedybloomers.com

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

Lord Etherton as Chair of independent review into impact of Armed Forces ‘gay ban’

Today [22 June], the Government announced that The Rt Hon The Lord Etherton QC will chair an LGBT Veterans Independent […]

The UK Prison System on Stage

Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. It follows the true experiences of two […]

FORMS OF INTIMACY: A CELEBRATION OF PRIDE

Forms of Intimacy: A Celebration of Pride explores the concept of intimacy through the works of LGBTQIA+ photographers and artists […]

Queer Spaces

A Queer independent bookshop in Glasgow; an ice cream parlour in Cuba, where strawberry is the Queerest choice; a cathedral […]

GREENE KING WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AT RAINBOW HONOURS

Leading pub company and brewer Greene King’s LGBTQ+ employee led inclusion group, The Village Greene has been awarded the coveted […]

WorkPride 2022

With an increasing number of companies wanting to ensure LGBTQ+ inclusion at work, myGwork’s upcoming WorkPride 2022 is well-timed to […]

Pride in Education

5th Pride in Education conference set to combat prejudice and champion LGBTIQA+ inclusion. The international Pride in Education conference is […]

Protect LGBTQ+ Rights – Pride Month

June is Pride Month in the UK. This will be celebrated in a number of ways moving forwards into summer. […]

Lottie London Is Launching Its Official Proud to Be Collection

Lottie London is fuelled by passion and artistry of its fans. Founded on the key pillars of creativity, diversity and […]

Joel Harper Jackson Stepping Up to the Play

Northern actor Joel Harper-Jackson has recently taken over the role of M (originally played by Taron Egerton) in COCK the […]