We’re rather overwhelmed but delighted to report that we’ve had to add two extra heats to the competition this year. The amount of entries this year has surpassed 350, an all-time high, up on last year’s record of 250. We’re delighted that the amount of women entering has increased to such a monumental number and see this as yet further confirmation that there is more female talent out there performing on the circuit than ever.
Every rose has its thorn however. This is also the first year that we’ve had to draw up a waiting list for acts who have applied in recent weeks. I know, sigh, waiting list, the very words conjure up images of bus stops, airports, finger-tapping with impatience on the infuriating, leather sofa of life in a.. er, waiting room. But with all this ever-emerging, blooming talent this year we had no other choice. However, it has always been one of Funny Women’s main priorities to discover as much new talent across the UK and we will endeavour to see as many acts as is feasibly possible in our last Edinburgh heats.
In the meantime, we are extremely excited about next week’s competition heats.We can hardly believe the end is nearly in sight either and look forward to what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting semi-finals we’ve had in years.
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