SYTYF? Winner Announced!

2016’s So You Think You’re Funny? Winner Announced!

Karen & Katy Koren and the Gilded Balloon are proud to announce that Heidi Regan has won 2016’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition.

After heats across the country, Heidi Regan has won this year’s competition, with Ruth Hunter coming as first runner-up and Danielle Walker coming in as second runner-up.

Heidi Regan

Heidi Regan – Winner

Heidi is a quite surreal, slightly deadpan, substantially human, comedian. She is originally from Australia which is in the southern hemisphere, which itself is one of the two biggest hemispheres in the world!

Ruth Hunter

Ruth Hunter – 1st Runner-up

Ruth Hunter is an Irish and questionably human comedian from Dublin.

Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker – 2nd Runner-up

Danielle Walker recently crowned Raw Comedy 2016 National Champion is a strange, if not perhaps slightly deranged girl known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories.


The 2016 So You Think You’re Funny? Grand Final was compered by Zoe Lyons and is presided over by a panel of judges comprised of industry experts. This year, they were:

Karen Koren (Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon), Katy Koren (Director of Gilded Balloon), Susan Provan (Director of Melbourne International Comedy Festival), Zoe Rabnett (Senior Producer, Just For Laughs Festival), Bruce Dessau (Comedy Critic, Evening Standard), Helen Hawkins (Culture Editor, Sunday Times), and comedian Alan Davies.

Find more information about the competition here…

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