OnlyFans launches comedy competition worth more than €55,000 for winner – Buzz.ie

Up-and-coming comedians from Ireland and the UK have been invited to enter
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OnlyFans has launched a competition for comedians to showcase their talents, with a prize of more than €55,000 going to the winning act.
This week, OnlyFans launched its Creative Fund Comedy Competition, which gives up-and-coming comedians the opportunity to launch their careers.
To enter, comedians must send a five-minute clip of their comedy here. Entrants will also be asked to detail their comedy experience and credits, as well as provide a short introduction video.
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A panel of judges – London Hughes, Jamali Maddix and Mae Martin – will then select nine comedians to progress to the next round of the competition; which will involve a set of challenges, interviews and performances that will be broadcast on OFTV.
The judges will then select one winner, who will take home £50,000 (€55,000), and two runners-up, who will get £25,000 (€28,000) each.
The competition is open to comedians in Ireland and the United Kingdom and the closing date for entries is next Wednesday, October 5.
Launching the competition, OnlyFans CEO Ami Gan said: "I can't wait to see the hilarities that ensue when the finalists take on challenges throughout London – all documented for OFTV."
"I’m thrilled that OnlyFans have created this format to champion new comedy talent, and I can’t wait to watch all the submissions," judge Mae Martin said, via Chortle.
"The prize money is going to help some new original talent create more art for all of us to enjoy and I’m excited to be a part of it!"
In a bid to distance itself from its reputation as a platform for adult content, OnlyFans recently expanded into other areas by supporting creators with its Creative Fund scheme.
Already, OnlyFans has launched grants for creators in the fields of fashion and music. Comedy is the latest art form to receive financial support from the Creative Fund.
Founded in 2016, OnlyFans quickly established a reputation for allowing independent content creators to share X-rated images and videos but there is more to the subscription platform than amateur pornography as many fitness experts, chefs and musicians have also amassed large followings on OnlyFans.
As of this year, OnlyFans has 170 million registered users, as well as more than 1.5 million content creators.
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