New Comedian

New Comedian

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. Successful entrants are currently being contacted with heat details, please be patient as we get through all entries.

COMPETITION DATES 2014

All rounds take place in the Lounge, except the final which will be in the Main House.

HEATS
September
SUNDAY 7 - 5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 8 - 6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 14 - 5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 15 - 6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 21 - 5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 22 - 6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 28 - 7pm
MONDAY 29 - 6.45pm & 9pm
October
SUNDAY 5 - 7pm & 9.15pm
MONDAY 6 - 6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 12 - 7pm & 9.15pm
MONDAY 13 - 6.45 & 9pm
MONDAY 20 - 6.45pm & 9pm
 
QUARTER FINALS
October
SUNDAY 26 - 5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 27 - 6.45pm & 9pm
November
SUNDAY 2 - 5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 3 - 6.45pm & 9pm
 
SEMI FINALS
November
MONDAY 10 - 6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 16 - 5pm & 7.30pm
FINAL
SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER - 7.30pm
 
Follow @lsqtheatre and @newcomedian for updates and finalists!
 

Past Winners..

2013

Winner: Tim Renkow

Runner up: Garrett Millerick

Joint 3rd: Alasdair Beckett-King & Amy Gledhill

2012

Winner: Funmbi Omotayo

Runner Up: Phil O'Shea

3rd: Sofie Hagen 

2011

Winner: Matt Rees

Runner Up: Richard Todd

3rd: Adam Hess

2010

Winner: Tim Shishodia

Runner Up: Mark Stephenson

3rd: Ian Smith

2009

Winner: Rob Beckett

Runner Up: Jim Campbell

3rd: Tania Edwards & Sally Tatum