The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room plays host to the Elgar Comedy series, featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary comedy today.

The final evening in this series is at 8.30pm on Wednesday 27 June and features two acts, Tom Deacon and James Acaster, and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs.

Read our terms & conditions, and more about the acts performing below.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning these tickets, we want you to answer this classic joke:

“What do you call a deer with no eyes?”


[Please note - we expect both of these comedians to have better jokes than this]

Tom Deacon & James Acaster

TOM DEACON (pictured left), the 2007 winner of Chortle’s Student Comedian Award and finalist in the Amused Moose New Act Competition has burst onto the comedy scene drawing all eyes his way with his undeniable stage presence and slick timing.

As of March 2010 Tom has been the host of his own Radio One Show, broadcasting every Sunday from 7pm. Tom can also be seen performing stand up on the new BBC Two showThe Rob Brydon Show.

“Slick stagecraft, bags of energy” Chortle

JAMES ACASTER (pictured right) is touring the country for the first time with a full length show which includes his hilarious Edinburgh solo debut Amongst Other Things and brand new material.

In the last 18 months he has been very busy building up an army of nationwide fans supporting Milton Jones, Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican on their national tours and has appeared in guest spots on Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave’s One Night Stand and E4′s Show and Tell.

* * * * * “A mixed style of story-telling and philosophising that hasn’t been perfected so well since possibly Daniel Kitson” Edinburgh Evening News

Terms & Conditions
Competition ends at 1pm on Tuesday 26 June
The prize is a pair of tickets to Elgar Comedy in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on Wednesday 27 June

The winner will be selected at random from all the ‘correct’ answers to our joke
Tickets are to be collected at Door 8 on the night of the event, Wednesday 23 May 2012 before 8.30pm