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 FOR THE 2016 COMPETITION WILL OPEN ON 1 JUNE 2016

Competition Dates 2016

Heats
September
Sunday 18th - 2.30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm
Monday 19th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 20th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Sunday 25th - 7pm
Monday 26th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 27th - 6.45pm, 9pm
October
Monday 3rd - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 4th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Wednesday 5th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Sunday 9th - 5pm, 7.30pm
Monday 10th - 6.45pm, 9pm

Quarter Finals
October
Sunday 16th - 5pm, 7.30pm
Monday 17th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 18th - 6.45pm
Sunday 23rd - 7pm
Monday 24th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 25th - 6.45pm, 9pm

Semi Finals
November
Sunday 6th - 5pm, 7.30pm
Monday 7th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Tuesday 8th - 6.45pm, 9pm
Monday 14th - 6.45pm, 9pm

Final
Sunday 27th November - 8.30pm

Check out our other competitions, Old Comedian of the Year and new for 2016, Sketch Off!
Follow @lsqtheatre and @newcomedian for news and updates!

PAST WINNERS

2015
Winner - ZakSplijt aka LJ Da Funk
Runner up - Bilal Zafar
3rd - Yuriko Kotani

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