Sarah could be laughing all way to top
A drama student is through to the semi-final of a prestigious comedy competition.
Sarah Keyworth, 19, who goes to De Montfort University, is in the running for a prize at the Chortle Student Comedy Awards.
The second-year undergraduate won the regional heat of the competition, held at Warwick University last week.
The first female competitor to make it to this year's semis, Sarah is a relative newcomer to comedy having performed only 15 gigs before applying to Chortle.
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She will go on to a semi-final in either London or Manchester, with a shot at the final at the Edinburgh Fringe, where the top prize is £2,000.
Chortle editor Steve Bennett said: "This competition is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we've a proven record of giving talented comedians a vital leg-up in the circuit."
The competition has given a break to The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, his Friday Night Dinner co-star Tom Rosenthal, Radio One's Tom Deacon and Chris Ramsey, star of BBC 2 comedy Hebburn.