Wildcats Programme

Wild Cats is the Cat Laughs platform for up-and-coming comedic talent.

Now Seeking Submissions

Cat Laughs are looking to find our next batch of ambitious emerging comics to be part of WILD CATS.

Wild Cats are comics working towards a solo show. They will get:

– 1 hour preview of their new show in Cat Laughs
– Paired with a Cat Laughs mentor, who will see their show and give as much advice as is useful
– Transport and accommodation
– 90% of the box office takings

Participants will get to work their material for an hour, under the guidance of a more experienced comedian, for the best comedy audience in the world: The Kilkenny Cat Laughs.

Last year’s Wild Cats were Norris & Parker, Ken Cheng, Aidan Greene, Hannah Mamalis, Aine Gallagher, Catherine Bohart, Maisie Adam, and Sara Barron. The mentors included Abandoman, David O’Doherty, Beth Stelling, and veteran Irish comic Colin Murphy.

To Apply:
Email wildcats@thecatlaughs.com with the answers to these questions by March 1st:

-What have you done before and of what are you most proud?

-What’s the show you’re working on? What’s it about? (Have a real vision for the show you want to perform and articulate it clearly.)

-What stage is it at now? Where do you see it going?

-Who would be your ideal mentor and why? (don’t be afraid to be ambitious here. you never know who might step up)

-Include a link to at least one video of a recent stand-up set. This is not a link to your website, or your youtube channel, or your facebook page (although we’d love to have those as well!). There should be a clickable link that immediately leads to a video of your recent standup set.


A few guidelines to make our lives easier:

-Answer all the questions asked by the application in order and clearly labelled.

-Proofread your application and try to keep it clean-looking. It shouldn’t be all in italics, or different sized and colored fonts.

-Put any questions you have at the beginning or end of the application. It can be difficult to respond to them when they are sprinkled throughout.


If you aren’t keen to apply yourself, send this along to that one friend you know who would be just brilliant for it.

Cheers, and we’ll see you at Cat Laughs!