Do you think you have what it takes to become Ireland's next big comedian?
RTÉ's Ray D'Arcy TV and radio shows are looking for new comedy talent to enter a competition to find new comedy talent.
All you have to do is send us a short video and you could be in with a chance to appear on Ray's shows on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ 1, and the opportunity to develop a comedy pilot with RTÉ Online for RTÉ Player.
From those entries we'll select people to appear at three national heats leading to a final stand off on Ray's show on RTÉ 1. So if you think you're funny follow the instructions below.
You must be at least 18 years of age as of 1st October 2019
You must have at least 3 minutes of original new material that has not been previously broadcast or used on TV or on radio
You must be a citizen of Ireland or legally resident in Ireland and if selected be available during period between 1st November 2019 to 10th December 2019 to attend heats and finals as set out below
You must not have been performing regularly on the comedy circuit for more than two years
You must not be an employee of RTÉ and/or RTÉ’s subsidiaries
RTÉ decision on eligibility will be final.
RTÉ will from the applications select a number of applicants to take part in the heats stage which will consist of three heats at venues/dates to be confirmed by RTÉ. RTÉ will tell each selected applicant which venue/date that applicant is to attend.
RTÉ reserves the right to change any of venue(s)/date(s).
Selected applicants will perform a live stand up comedy set of not more than 8 minutes in length consisting of original new material that has not been previously broadcast or used on TV/radio/online.
An RTÉ judging panel will select one winner at each of the three heats.
A fourth finalist will be chosen by public vote through RTÉ Online from performers who attended heats but were not selected as heat winners.
The four finalists will take part in the final on the Ray D’Arcy television programme on 7th December 2019 where the winner will be selected by an RTÉ judging panel.
The winner will receive €1,000 and a comedy script commission from RTÉ Online for a potential comedy pilot with RTÉ Online for RTÉ Player.
RTÉ decision on finalists and winner will be final and in the event of the exclusion or incapacity of any shortlisted finalist RTÉ reserves the right to replace that finalist with another applicant selected by RTÉ.