HOW TO ENTER SPAIN'S PREMIER ENGLISH LANGUAGE AMATEUR COMEDY COMPETITION
Time to get off the barstool and up to the mic!
Amateur comedy competitions like Edinburgh Fringe’s So You Think You’re Funny have unearthed some of the world´s top comics including Dylan Moran, Peter Kay Rhona Cameron and Tommy Tiernan.
2012 turned up a real wealth of talent in Barcelona as we knew it would, all of whom are entitled to perform again unless they have become full time pro comics in the meantime (see below for conditions). They will be richer, stronger, wiser for the experience and ready to take on the next group of hopefuls who will all be vying for what will now be A Spanish National Comedy Title.
It will be a challenging process that will produce just the one worthy winner.
Only amateur comedians can enter and joint submissions are not allowed.
IN MADRID: (see Madrid Venues here)
There will be 3 qualifying heats throughout the festival leading to a Madrid Final *****
Thursday 2nd Oct - 9 - 11pm - HEAT 1 - James Joyce Irish Bar
Wednesday 8th Oct - 9 -11pm - HEAT 2 - Triskel Tavern
Wednesday 15th Oct - 9 - 11pm - HEAT 3 - The Irish Rover
Friday 17th OCT - 8.30 - 11.30pm - Madrid Final - AncorA
MADRID´S FUNNIEST FICER WILL WIN.... A 2 NIGHT ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO TAKE PART IN THE GRAND FINAL IN BARCELONA on Oct 25th in front of 300 BCN comedy fans!!!! (All expenses means Travel & Accommodation)
Each round will be judged by a panel of 3 independent judges, a FIC official will be the final arbitrator on the night
Of course also the possibility to go to Hollywood with the Laugh Factory and battle for $10,000!!!!!
THE GRAND FINALE - THE 2nd AMATEUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE 'COMEDY CLASSICO' TO PRODUCE A COMEDY CHAMPION
The winning sets from each city will join our final Festival Gala bill and go head to head in Barcelona in front of our guaranteed to be packed 300 seater venue, C.A.T TRADICIONARIUS
There will be 5 judges in the Comedy Clasico Final, to include one vote from the audience on the night and the headline act.
Judging panels throughout, will comprise industry professionals, local Media and some of the Giggling Guiri´s most experienced comedy goers.
Throughout the process everyone can rest assured that the judging will be impartial, of the highest standard and nothing to quibble with.
QUALIFYING VENUES: We are currently seeking venues. Check back soon!!
We will do our best to accommodate people if they wish to or can't perform on certain dates in particular venues, but we cannot guarantee this.
Early subscription will favour this selection! so get signed up
*****Closing date for applications is midnight on September 8th 2014 but if you have a preference for heats then it will pay to get the names down as early as possible!!
Applicants should apply by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
NB!!!! please add MADRID - to the subject field to highlight the city you wish to enter in
THINK YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES???
MADRID'S FUNNIEST FICER '13 - ARCHIE bezos
funniest ficer goes global!!
Madrid's Funniest FICer 2013 ARCHIE BEZOS has won the 1st rounds and $1000 US and an invitation to perform in the Semi Finals at the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard!!
He is leaving in the next days and you can follow this incredible comedy dreams made reality story in realtime over the next 2 weeks on the OFFICIAL ARCHIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD BLOG!
Bookmark it now!!
Archie will also perform in this years Madrid's FF Final for his final practice before he heads stateside to have a go for the audacious title of 'Funniest Person in the World and win $10,000 US dollars!!
Yet another reason to not miss the final of this year's competition when we will choose who will represent Spain!! in 2015.
So who knows where this competition can lead and each year as it gets more consolidated and we seek to tighten and improve how it works and knits our 3 weeks of festival together.
National Funniest Ficer 2013 stephanie figueira
"There was me, sat in my pants, looking at funny people on YouTube and thinking, "I've been known to raise a titter. Could I do better?" When all of a sudden, Facebook starts suggesting I get involved in the Funniest FICer competition. "Next thing I know, I'm on my way to Barcelona, getting put up in luxury accommodation (ta for that, Stoke Travel) and opening a show for top comic Marcus Brigstocke. "And I'm not about to stop now. So watch this space and get involved in the 2014 festival any way you can!"
- Joshua Saxon Madrid finalist 2013