Submission guidelines and other alternative advent goodies

In the New Year we’re launching Comedy Crowd TV, a new home for daring, original comedy where viewers fund only their favourite creators.

To celebrate the launch we’re running a competition where comedy writers can show their skills and see their work animated on our Alternative Advent Calendar.

Simply write a setup headline and complete the joke by outlining a 5 – 10 second animation reveal. We recommend a maximum of 3 or 4 different characters in the animation. Here’s some examples. Show us that you can do better:


As you can see we’re looking for jokes with a festive feature (e.g. Santa, contrast different religions, snowmen, xmas shopping, elves, or anything else winter holiday based). You can use include themes from 2017, e.g. North Korea, Climate Change or Justin Bieber headbutting someone, but not essential.

Like all shows on Comedy Crowd TV it needs to be funny, daring and original. Controversial is ok. Bland and predictable isn’t. If yours is chosen our amazing animator will bring it to life and it’ll take pride of place on the calendar as comedy fans feast on the festive countdown.

Winning writers will be credited on the daily videos which will be shared throughout December in the run up to the launch of Comedy Crowd TV. ‘What’s that?’ I hear you ask, well this 2 minute video explains all.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 20th November at 23:59 UK time, and there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. We will be selecting the best ones as we go, so don’t leave it until the deadline or the days may all be filled!

The Alternative Advent competition is now closed, but you can enjoy all of the festive entries in one lovely calendar by heading over to our Instagram page

Share this page if you know any devilishly good comedy writers ready to bring festive funnies to the advent calendar: