sketchclub2013_0106From 2013 to 2015 Sketch Club co-produced “Best New Sketch Act”,  a unique competition for sketch writing & performance. Pictured left are 2013 finalists Ladies Live Longer.

There were 3 heats each year and the winning acts competed in the final at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh. Executive Producers were Sketch Club’s Brian Luff and Karen Koren – creator of Channel 4’s “So You Think You’re Funny”.

The distinguished panel of  judges for BNSA included Ben Caudell (Head of Entertainment, Channel 4), Julia Chamberlain (Producer, So You Think You’re Funny), Jack Cheshire (Producer, BBC Comedy), Janette Linden (PBJ Management), Dave Cohen (Perrier Award nominee, co-founder of the Comedy Store Players) and comedy impresario James Seabright.

The winners of the competition were offered a three week run at a Gilded Balloon venue.