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Birds Awarded Runners-Up at Sketch Off! 2019

Birds have been awarded runners-up at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2019 competition.

The sketch group, who also reached the final stages of the competition last year, went one step further this year by placing in the top three acts. Almost 80 sketch groups and character comedians from across the UK took part in the competition, which kicked off with a series of heats and then four semi-finals at London’s Museum of Comedy.

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The final of the competition was held at the 400-seater main auditorium of the Leicester Square Theatre. 10 of the country’s best up-and-coming acts strutted their stuff on stage, and after a fun-filled night, Birds were placed third.

You can find reviews of the night’s events by Steve Bennett on Chortle and Bruce Dessau on Beyond the Joke.

Birds can next be seen at a number of sketch comedy nights across London - including Sketchy Ladies in March and Belly Laughs in May - before heading to the Brighton Fringe to perform brand new one-hour show “Pluck”.

Tickets for the show, which runs from 3rd-4th and 29th-31st May, are available on the Brighton Fringe website.

Birds is in the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off final

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We are delighted to reveal that our brilliant comedy sketch group Birds has been selected as a finalist at the 2018 Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off contest.

Around 90 sketch acts from London and all across the UK entered the heats of the prestigious sketch comedy competition, which took place at the Museum of Comedy over several nights throughout February.

Birds, which is performed by Amy Spinks and Leila Nashef and written and directed by Will Noble and Joe Reaney, advanced from their heat to one of four semi-finals, also at the Museum of Comedy. Then, last night, they progressed again to reach the grand final, to be held at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 25th March.

There will be 10 superb sketch acts competing in the iconic 400-seat auditorium, with a cash prize and showcase up for grabs, so why not pop along? Tickets are available for £15.50 from the Leicester Square Theatre website.

Find out more about the event on the Sketch Off Facebook page, then book your tickets through the LST box office. And you can keep up to date with all things Birds on our own Facebook page.