New Comedian of the Year 2014 is the sixth year of the new act competition produced by Leicester Square Theatre with places for 300 acts. Started in 2009 our aim is to have a competition that's equally enjoyable for contestant & audience alike.
The competition is based at the theatre and runs throughout the Autumn season in the Lounge, culminating in the final in the Main House at the end of November.
The competition is open to any non-professional act who's been performing for 5 years or less and entries from character acts, musical acts and sketch groups are welcome. The only restriction is that all contestants must stick to 5 minutes of material or risk disqualification.
Entries for 2014's competition are now closed. We will open entries for 2015's competition in early 2015. Keep an eye here or @newcomedian for details.
COMPETITION DATES 2014
All rounds take place in the Lounge, except the final which will be in the Main House.