£100,000 in total for winners UK & Ireland comedians
Comedic hopefuls will have their work reviewed by judges Jamali Maddix, Mae Martin, and London Hughes
Competition recorded for OFTV series with Sofie Hagen advising finalists and hosted by Jack Guinness
LONDON, Sept. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its mission to empower creators from all genres, OnlyFans today announces the launch of its Creative Fund: Comedy Edition. This version of the Creative Fund, will see comedians from the UK and Ireland compete for the opportunity to win a total of £100,000 and to have their talents judged by London Hughes, Jamali Maddix and Mae Martin. The finalists will participate in comedic challenges recorded for an OFTV documented series with comedian Sofie Hagen advising finalists during the competition and hosted by host and author Jack Guinness.
The competition will be filmed for an original four-part series on OnlyFans' free-to-view streaming platform and app, OFTV. Finalists will be put through challenges in preparation of performing on stage for a live audience in London. The winner will walk away with £50,000 cash and a surprise experience, with runner-up prizes of £25,000 each for second and third places. OFTV. "The Creative Fund: Comedy Edition" will air on OFTV in early 2023.
Up-and-coming comedians are invited to submit a five minute clip of their comedy which will be judged by the three comedy stars who will decide on a shortlist of nine finalists. These nine will later face a series of challenges to be scored by the judges and culminating in a live performance at a London comedy club.
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The OnlyFans Creative Fund: Comedy Edition is open now through October 5th to residents 18+ in the UK and Ireland who consider themselves an up-and-coming comedian. Entry videos may consist of anything funny and original, be that a stand-up set, comedy sketch, improv, or other original content the entrant deems funny. To enter visit: https://start.onlyfans.com/creativefundform
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