Comedy comp with a serious prize

If you fancy yourself something of a comedian (or are, in fact, a comedian), then $10,000 could be yours, just for making a short video.

1Cover Travel insurance is running an exciting comedy competition called ‘The One Thing’, with a serious first prize of $10,000 to the entry deemed ‘funniest’ by an expert comedy panel. Two runners up will receive $1,500 each.

All you have to do is upload a short video (2 minutes max) on the website answering the question “What’s the one thing you shouldn’t do on your holiday?”

The response can be anything from a one liner, a sketch, some storytelling, a slapstick silent film or even a song. Contestants can enter solo, with a partner, or with a team.

All the entries will be watched and judged by a panel of well-known Australian comedians, including:

  • Host of SBS doco “Where are you really from?” Michael Hing
  • Hit 107’s Amos Gill
  • Today FM’s Ciel Stowe.

The criteria for who should win? Simple: whoever makes them laugh the most.  The judges and their responses will be filmed while they watch all the entries, Gogglebox style.

Joining the judging panel of veteran comedians, will be the Managing Director of 1Cover, Eddie Feltham.

Mr Feltham said “the competition is a great opportunity to give aspiring and established comedians an opportunity to show off”.

“I think the Australian comedy scene is amazing and have been a regular at the Comedy Store in Sydney and other comedy venues for 15 years. I have huge admiration for anyone who is prepared to put themselves on stage to perform comedy”.

“Apart from the prize money, this competition is a great platform for amateur and professional comedians to be seen by over a million Australians through our social media platforms.  There is no need to go crazy with production values either. We are looking for the biggest laughs, not the biggest budgets”.

Entries to The One Thing Comedy Competition close 31 July, 2018.  Find out more at

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