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First ever tie at ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’

By | Published on Friday 23 August 2013

Demi Lardner

Gilded Balloon’s big new comedy talent contest ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ reached it’s grand conclusion last night and, for the first time in the competition’s 26 year history, there was tie for first place, meaning two winners. And those winners were Demi Lardner (pictured performing at the final) and Edd Hedges, while Laura Mclenaghan was declared runner-up.

In a statement, organisers of the competition said: “The two winners had very different styles, Demi who is alternative and surreal and Edd who is self deprecating and hilariously awkward brought the judges to a total standstill, and they simply couldn’t decide on one winner. So the only thing to be done was to call it a tie! All the finalists were of such a high standard and we’re so proud to have been a part of the launch of a new generation of comedians”.

Judges in this year’s ‘SYTYF?’, which included a nationwide search for new comedy talent, including Gilded Balloon boss Karen Koren and c’leb judge Sarah Millican.

Photo: Steve Ullathorne