MySpace launches comedy contest

MySpace has unveiled a comedy competition to attract extra clips to its new comedy section.The winner of the contest, sponsored by Trident chewing gum, receives £5,000 cash and promotion on the website which the company says would be worth £250,000.

From now until the September 21, comedians are invited to submit their video clips. Judges will select 15 semi-finalists from which MySpace users will vote for their top six who will perform live at a national awards ceremony on November 27.

Comics will need to submit three clips over the course of the competition, and allow MySpace and Trident owner Cadbury rights to use that material, as well as footage from the final, freely.

Dom Cook, head of entertainment at MySpace said: ‘We are creating the platform for true and credible talent to shine through.’

MySpace recently launched its comedy section using material from Warner Entertainment’s ComedyBox website.

Link via Chortle

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2 thoughts on “MySpace launches comedy contest

  1. Hi James, cool blog. Please tell me you’re single or you have a single twin. Well, I digress. Here’s a comedy contest any comics in or visiting the Scottsdale/Phoenix AZ area this month should check out. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to New York City, a paid booking at Gotham Comedy Club on February 11th 2009 and an audition for Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Here’s the link: http://mystudio.net/Contests.aspx

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