Press Release | 02 Mar 2022

VOXI launches competition to give aspiring comedians the chance to get ‘Eyes On’ their work

VOXI launches competition to give aspiring comedians the chance to get ‘Eyes On’ their work

The winner will take home £2,000 cash, an opportunity to become a regular paid content creator for the VOXI TikTok channel, and VIP tickets to a comedy show of their choice.

  • VOXI has launched ‘Eyes On Comedy’, offering up-and-coming comedians and TikTok pros the opportunity to earn their big break.
  • The winner will take home £2,000 cash, an opportunity to become a regular paid content creator for the VOXI TikTok channel and VIP tickets to a comedy show of their choice.
  • The stand-out performer will be decided by an expert judging panel consisting of some of TikTok’s most hilarious creatives.
  • VOXI’s offer of Endless Social Media and Endless Video gives aspiring comedians unlimited use of social and video apps to reach new audiences, without eating their data.

2 March 2022: VOXI by Vodafone, the mobile network for young people, has today launched Eyes On Comedy, a new competition to find up-and-coming comedians and provide them with the exposure they deserve. The winner will take home a £2,000 cash prize, an opportunity to become a regular paid content creator for the VOXI TikTok channel, and VIP tickets to a comedy show of their choice.

Comedians and TikTok pros across the UK can apply to VOXI Eyes On Comedy, from 2 March until 18 March, by submitting a piece of content that will make the panel of expert judges roar with laughter.

To get involved, entrants simply have to produce a creative clip – up to three minutes long – around the theme of ‘awkward social media moments’. For example, it could be getting walked in on while you practice the latest TikTok trend, or accidentally liking your ex’s selfie after scrolling their feed for ages (or was that just us?)

Submissions can be a sketch, cartoon, song, prank, stand-up routine, or anything in-between, as long as it generates a belly-aching laugh. In addition to the collection of prizes presented to the winner, three runners-up will be rewarded with a cash prize of £1,000 and extra exposure on VOXI’s social channels.

All entries will be evaluated by a line-up of judges from the world of TikTok, including: Jesse Chuku, better known to his followers as Chewkz and creator of skits about sports, everyday life and US v UK accents; Manrika Khaira, who creates content with a sarcastic tone and unique spin on trending sounds; and Max Balegde, whose feed is full of hot celeb takes and tales about his own mishaps. The judges, alongside VOXI brand representatives, will shortlist their favourite work, with the funniest jokers then competing in a public vote to determine the winner and three runners-up.

photo of TIkTok comedy influencer Chewkz
Jesse Chuku, better known to his TikTok followers as Chewkz, is one of the Eyes On comedy judges.

Scott Currie, Head of VOXI, said: “After the great success of Eyes On last year in the illustration space, we’re back with Eyes On Comedy, looking for hilarious up-and-coming talent. We know it’s incredibly difficult for aspiring comedians to get a break in the industry and we wanted to help them get the recognition they deserve.

“With Eyes On Comedy, we are aiming to provide a platform for young talent to demonstrate their skills, while being in with the chance of taking home a cash prize and working with us on our TikTok channel.

“With endless access to social and video apps on VOXI, you can always find inspiration, express yourself and share your talents.”

With the aim of providing exposure to those at the start of their careers, entrants must have fewer than 10,000 followers on Instagram and 20,000 on TikTok at the time of entry (sorry influencers, it’s time to share the mic!), plus entrants need to be under the age of 30. Whilst everyone’s sense of humour is unique, comedy connects us like nothing else can. VOXI Eyes On Comedy is an inclusive space, so content submitted must be clean. For full Ts&Cs, and to submit your entry, visit the Eyes On website.

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About VOXI

VOXI by Vodafone, the mobile network for young people, offers plans that let you use selected social apps and websites as much as you like, without eating into your general data allowance. These apps are Facebook & Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter. Customers also have unlimited calls and texts along with free roaming in 48 European destinations at no extra cost. VOXI SIM-only plans work on a flexible monthly subscription with no contract; you’re free to change, pause or cancel your plan whenever you like.

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Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of March 2022, we have 5G in 380 locations across Europe – 141 in the UK and 239 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 26 UK towns and cities, rising to 35 over the coming months, through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach. By spring 2022, our target is to make full fibre services available to more than eight million homes across the UK.

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