New Comedian of the Year

New Comedian of the Year

New Comedian of the Year is 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 ARE NOW OPEN

To enter the New Comedian of the Year 2015 please complete the entry form here.

Competition dates:

HEATS
September
SUNDAY 20            5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 21            6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 27            5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 28             6.45pm & 9pm
October
SUNDAY 4              5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 5              6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 11             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 12            6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 18             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 19             6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 25             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 26             6.45 & 9pm
TUESDAY 27            6.45pm

QUARTER FINALS
November
SUNDAY 1             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 2             6.45pm & 9pm
SUNDAY 8             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 9             6.45pm & 9pm

SEMI FINALS
November
SUNDAY 15             5pm & 7.30pm
MONDAY 16             6.45pm & 9pm

FINAL
November
SUNDAY 29             7.30pm

Follow @lsqtheatre and @newcomedian for updates and finalists!
 

PAST WINNERS

2014

Winner: Joshua Ross

Runner up: Don Tran

Joint 3rd: Evelyn Mok

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